Yep, I'm doing another one, MT 18 as usual!

Work in progress? Car partially underway? If you want a spot to dedicate to the work this is where you'll want to go.
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Postby fbi90909 » Tue May 29, 2007 8:02 pm

lol, well they are exterior paints, and i don't think i've ever seen a car with a beige exterior for stock colors. I'm sure they have Rustoleum or Krylon to matcgh your interior. then just top it with some clear coat? check your home-depot/wal-mart(since it's closer). i'm sure using regular spray paint will be no different than automotive spray paint. just a thought. :)
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Postby Member02 » Tue May 29, 2007 8:19 pm

nah, i'm happy with this color, it's my first paint job ever better than 80grit then sprayed... so I want the metallic shine. haha.
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Postby AsianInvasian69 » Tue May 29, 2007 9:46 pm

nice....its about time ...jk
im glad i came to view this post and their was actually an update....cant wait to see this thing done
o ya and can you take a pic of that orange filler putty you were talking about so i can figure out what to pick up

the box cleaned up real nicely after all the sanding got finished
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Postby CBFryman » Wed May 30, 2007 7:38 am

Looking good.
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Postby CBFryman » Wed May 30, 2007 7:40 am

Makes me want to go fiberglass on the sealed enclosure I'm going to build for my Mags.
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Postby Member02 » Wed May 30, 2007 1:35 pm

well, if you wanna spend about 300$ to make a box this big, go for it...

it's funny, only the little things cost the most. I only spent $100 on glass and resin and filler, but the little things add up quick!
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Postby Member02 » Wed May 30, 2007 2:17 pm

now the box has 3 coats of paint on it, effectively getting rid of most of the lighter spots...

here's that glazing putty I used to do the smaller touch up work, it dries in seconds too, about 30 seconds after applying it, you can sand it, and it sands easier than regular filler.

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these pics were just before the 3rd coat:

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and finally, you can start to see my reflection in the box on the 3rd coat:

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yay! now I need to go buy some clear coat and rubbing compound...
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Postby Penguin4x4 » Wed May 30, 2007 2:46 pm

Member02 wrote:
I was wondering, should I sand between color coats? or is it not necessary? I haven't a clue, it's soo smooth, I sanded it down to 800grit smooth before that coat.


well I burnish it with sand paper before the first color coat, then again after all the color coats are applied, then once more after all the clear coats...course I never have touched fiberglass before so dunno...basically final primer coat > sand > color > wetsand > clear > wetsand then polish
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Postby Member02 » Wed May 30, 2007 2:51 pm

i seee, what kind of grit?
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Postby Derek » Wed May 30, 2007 5:26 pm

i was gonna mention glazing/spot putty...but i see you did....that saves alot of time/hassle...instead of mixing up another batch of bondo.


bondo blows...i hate using/sanding/doing anything with that stuff....
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