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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by cac1967 on February 17th 2012, 8:08 pm

I really like the red, look's really good so far dave!!!!!!
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by RoboGeek on February 17th 2012, 9:04 pm

I did 2 very thin coats per day and sanded in the morning. They were thin enough the orange peel was tiny so new paint went onto a smooth level surface with minimal sanding
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by rick howe on February 18th 2012, 12:31 pm

What is going on i can't down load any pictures here tried everything and nothing shows up ahhh
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by RoboGeek on February 19th 2012, 12:55 am



lets see if this works...

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1118131685615.2018676.1596698065&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=1876123794944&set=a.1118131685615.2018676.1596698065&type=3&theater


your right.. I have 2 links posted.. one above the comment and one with no [img] tags below - you can only see the lower one
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by superdave on February 19th 2012, 8:53 pm

Coat number 3 today. I changed my mixture and I am much happier with the results. I went with 2 parts paint, 1 part Penetrol, and 1 part MS. It went on very smoothly. Coverage is starting to look good, but I have a few areas that the roller will not reach that the foam brushes just aren't doing the job. I may need to spray some of those just to get some coverage.





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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by cac1967 on February 19th 2012, 8:54 pm

omg lookin great dave!!!!!!!
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Post by rick howe on February 19th 2012, 9:01 pm

Thats a nice shade of red and you can use a small foam brush with out any problems ; i used the brush around the windshield and went on nice and smooth i like this much more then the black ; keep at it looks great. rick. thumbs up
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on February 20th 2012, 2:24 am

Aw yeah, that red looks sharp as hell.

What color are you going to use for the louvers?
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by superdave on February 20th 2012, 9:16 am

Tommy Hillbilly wrote:Aw yeah, that red looks sharp as hell.

What color are you going to use for the louvers?

Gonna try them black and see how they look. They are in black primer now. I'll lay them in place and snap a pic later.

edit: pic snapped

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Post by superdave on February 20th 2012, 1:07 pm

Coat #4 on and still wet (extreme gloss). Getting nice coverage, but some dark is showing through.

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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by leeready on February 20th 2012, 1:53 pm

Though I do like the blitz black look I think red was a good choice for this car. Is it slightly orange in real life too?

That paint has a lot of gloss. affraid
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by superdave on February 20th 2012, 3:00 pm

leeready wrote:Though I do like the blitz black look I think red was a good choice for this car. Is it slightly orange in real life too?

That paint has a lot of gloss. affraid

It does have an orange tinge to it. That is why I liked it over the Rusto Safety Red. It's glossy, but that is right after I finished rolling so it's still wet too. It does dry to a good gloss though.
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Post by rick howe on February 20th 2012, 4:47 pm

Just think about how it will shine after 8 coats and a good sanding and buff out ; i hope you have a D.A. buffer i used Meguiar's buffer and all there compounds and polish's ;they work great; and you car is looking great rick. cheers
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by Pierrel on February 20th 2012, 9:02 pm

That red is shiny! Will look great once your done I'm sure!
Keep up the good work! Smile
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by superdave on February 21st 2012, 1:09 am

rick howe wrote:Just think about how it will shine after 8 coats and a good sanding and buff out ; i hope you have a D.A. buffer i used Meguiar's buffer and all there compounds and polish's ;they work great; and you car is looking great rick. cheers

I don't have a buffer,yet. I figure I'llbe getting that soon, but I need about 4 more coats of paint first and some curing time.
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by rick howe on February 21st 2012, 8:34 am

Dave you can go to autogeek.net and buy the Meguiar's DA buffer kit for $149.00 thats their everyday price and it really is a great buffer just a thought. rick.
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by 63Falconconvert on February 21st 2012, 9:54 am

Looks awesome.....you can't go wrong with red!!!! That d/a buffer Rick refered to is a great tool and $149.00 is a good price for that too.
Also check this place out too: http://www.autodetailingsolutions.net/meguiars-g110-v2-da-polishers.html
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by superdave on February 21st 2012, 9:57 am

rick howe wrote:Dave you can go to autogeek.net and buy the Meguiar's DA buffer kit for $149.00 thats their everyday price and it really is a great buffer just a thought. rick.

Thanks Rick, I'll take a look.

I wished I had been able to stumble across this method about 30 or so years ago when I was a teenager with a crappy car that was dying for some color. I was even broker then, and had plenty of time to do this. I'm impressed already with the results, and I'm only about half way through. I've seen cheap sprayed jobs with more orange peel than this.
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by superdave on February 21st 2012, 3:40 pm

Went home for lunch and pushed the car out into the sun for a little look-see. I still have some dark splotches showing through, so my coverage isn't quite as good as I thought. Of course, it's only 4 coats. I still think it's coming along pretty good.





I'm going to let it dry another day and maybe wet sand tomorrow.
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by rick howe on February 21st 2012, 3:52 pm

Dave please tell me your using a degreaser after each hit it time you wet sand and a tac rag before you paint.
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by superdave on February 21st 2012, 5:36 pm

rick howe wrote:Dave please tell me your using a degreaser after each hit it time you wet sand and a tac rag before you paint.

Wiping it down with a mixture of WD-40, silicone lube, brake fluid, and Armor All. thumbs up

Cleaning with a degreaser before every coat and tac rag.
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by snafu on February 21st 2012, 7:28 pm

superdave wrote:
Wiping it down with a mixture of WD-40, silicone lube, brake fluid, and Armor All. thumbs up


So that's the secret! lol!

Car is looking great. I really like the color.
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by leeready on February 22nd 2012, 4:33 pm

Doesn't look orange anymore. Man, you get things done! Good job so far.
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by superdave on February 23rd 2012, 7:20 pm

Sanded yesterday and coat #5 today. It's warm today in NC (in the 70's) and the bugs were a bit of an issue. They are attracted to red paint. Luckily this isn't the final coat. I'm thinking that another coat and a sand with some finer paper and I'll be ready for the final two coats (fingers crossed). This is the 10th total coat I've rolled on since I did 5 coats of satin black and then changed my mind. I guess we'll call that primer. I have to admit that it isn't as much fun now as it was in the beginning, but I'm not going to quit or do a half-butt job.

It isn't as orange as it shows in the pictures. It's still wet here, so the gloss is very good.






I hope to get another coat on tomorrow and then sand Saturday morning. Hopefully, the final 2 coats happen this weekend.
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Re: 1975 Spitfire

Post by 63Falconconvert on February 24th 2012, 9:58 am

Looking sharp. Have you gotten any feed back from people seeing your project. I like when they say "you're painting it with a what???????"
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