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Nice work Ben and Rich,she will be a winner for sure!



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What size gun did you use to shoot the Featherfill ?? Looks like it went on pretty good.. Awesome product, and the best part is that it wont shrink 2 months from now.


The biggest fluid tip I have is a 1.8. Just over the minimum recondmended of 1.7 .  I still keep my eye out for a cheap 2.2 gun that I could use just for this stuff but I ain't searching very hard. 

I mixed it one quart at a time and cleaned the gun half way through the process.  Last time I used it , it got muddy pretty fast but I believe the air temps were a lot hotter.   


 http://www.rayplex.com/tek9.asp?pg=products&specific=jrgoloq8

Here's the one I bought. 

FYI, Rayplex is located in Oshawa, and if you ever need any fiberglass or carbon fiber supplies this is the place to go. Nice to see a company like this in Canada.



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Nice work guys!!! Making great progress!!!

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That gun looks good Hemi, not a bad price either. Thanks for the link.


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Thanks guys for the comments.

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Block sanding proceeding very well and hoping to have the car in Urethane primer tomorrow night so we can block it out again Monday hopefully ready for paint the following weekend.  Pretty adventurous schedule but we're running out of time. 



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You really should leave that urethane primer gas off for at least a week. I had time with my car and left it a couple of months.
If you don't have the time to wait, then finish the spray filler with at least 320-400 and don't shoot the High build urethane on too heavy because it will shrink in a few weeks showing any deep sanding marks left in the spray filler. This has happened to me a few times.IMO

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Had a couple family interruptions so it looks like primer on Monday now and blocking next weekend. Paint is delayed for two weekends. Sometimes these delays work out better. We were rushing it a bit and that's how things get missed. Plus as per Hemi's suggestion, the primer will now sit a week before sanding. We also put some more feather fill on the hood but it didn't want to dry as fast as it is supposed to and will have to be blocked out Monday anyways. All in all a good day in the shop. Ben is doing well at block sanding. Too much dust to take pictures.

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Some new pics of the almost completely sanded car.  We are going to tape the body lines and sharpen them up a bit.



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Had a couple family interruptions.


 No Such Thing Kid. disbeliefno  Messing with cars always interrupts family life. thumbsup.gifw00t.gifnumber1.gif



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Finished blocking the lines and sanded with 320 to finish off feather fill. Car would be nice enough if I sealed it and painted it now. But we are going to hit it with Urethane and block it again. Ben's working on the bumpers, and spoiler.


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Don't you just love that Polyester Filler !!! That product makes bodywork so much easier. Did you block with 120? Finishing off with 320 will almost guarantee no sanding scratches will show through the urethane. Not sure what your plan is, but I sand the urethane with 500 dry. I've tried wet sanding with 600 wet, but always ended up with the edges of the paper cutting in and showing up after the paint was applied.
Good job, looks great.

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Don't you just love that Polyester Filler !!! That product makes bodywork so much easier. Did you block with 120? Finishing off with 320 will almost guarantee no sanding scratches will show through the urethane. Not sure what your plan is, but I sand the urethane with 500 dry. I've tried wet sanding with 600 wet, but always ended up with the edges of the paper cutting in and showing up after the paint was applied.
Good job, looks great.


I do like that stuff.  I actually found it sanded real nice with 220grit on the long board.  I really like Eastwoods rolls of sandpaper that's adhesive backed.  Price is good and it cuts well and lasts as long as the more expensive products.  So after 220 we quickly went with some 320 to finish it off.   I will probably go with 400  adhesive backed dry on the long board as well to finish the urethane then hand sand with a smaller block to get the curves etc.   Tech sheet for Nason says 320-400 to finish sand to.  My Neon we raced through blocking it with a Hutchens orbital sander with 320grit then hit it with paint.  But finer would be ideal because I can see some scratches if you look through the shine.  I have to go with what I have in stock so it's 400 dry or wet or 600 wet or dry. I have both types of paper.  All that said it will probably 400 dry. confuseconfusebiggrinbiggrin



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Finished the weekend off with 3 coats of Nason high build urethane primer. Now more blocking and we have to get the bumpers and spoiler done. The kids going to put up a couple pics later.

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Very nice work, and good for you for painting the car yourselves!

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Heres the pictures, the photobucket didnt want to work yesterday. 

Last picture makes the line look a little funny because of the lighting, but it is very nice in person. 



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Great looking work Ben, real nice!!

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You guys are on the final stretch! Good prep and patience always pays off.

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Spoiler and outside rear view mirror are now in urethane primer. Ben sanded the door jambs and I fixed the bad spots in the bumpers with flexible parts filler. Getting closer and time is running out.

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We're trying to get the underside of the hood and the hatch painted along with the jambs. This day is not going to be long enough with a birthday party that my youngest has to go to and one of the boys is going to prom. Linda is working, but Ben's brother Kyle has been watching Jacob and that really is a big help. Actually ... I don't think this hole week is going to be long enough!!

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Here's some pictures of yesterdays events. I think Ben has more from his phone to post.biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

Ben and I have been working lots and sleeping less the last few nights!confuseconfusesmilesmile

Ready to start all masked up.

Base is on now.

The clear is on now....

 

 



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More pictures of the jambs.



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Pretty exciting to see colour going on. Keep up the good work boys.


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Two thumbs up!

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Doing the final blocking today. Using the dry powder guide coat as Hemi suggested and it works great. Pricey...but well worth it and it will last for a bunch of blocking jobs. We cut through the peel with 320 grit on long boards and next we will get rid of the 320 scratches with 400 dry. 320-400 is what the tech sheet for Nason (by DuPont) calls for. Hoping to get the lower colour on tonight and the top colour tomorrow.


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Awesome. You must be stoked and can't wait to drive it!

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some pics from so far today.



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First of four colours are on and the camera died!! Going to be a long day.

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Tease


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colour number two done. Ben's description....." Dude that looks awesome!" Guess that's good.LOL
Time to get the silver on the whole car.

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3:22 am.......4 colours on.......Ben's sick and went in sometime after 12am I think....he's a trooper.

Me???? I hate painting.

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A long day guys, hope Ben is up and at it again in no time.

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Here are some pictures of the four colours on the car before the clear coat.

Clear comes later today.

The first however many pictures are with the four colours, the others just with the silver. 

The stripes on this car are very cool though; the stripes on the last section of the quarters and fenders taper down to a smaller stripe (can be seen in picture 3)

You may notice the black stripe just over the red is larger at the start of the wheelwell and is smaller on the bumper. The space above the first stripe follows the same pattern. 

So this is what killing ourselves for the past couple of days gets us. An awesome looking paintjob with some unique features to add into it. I dont think I will see the same 

third gen camaro again. The car is also very very straight and the body lines (minus a door alignment issue) are straight as well. 



-- Edited by 66-67-88Chevy on Sunday 1st of June 2014 11:33:00 AM

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Looks good !! Should be awesome once the clear is on. Good job !!

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Thanks Hemi. The jambs are cleared and they look incredible. Really anxious too see the whole car like that.

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I am so happy for you Ben. Your hard work (and Dads) is paying off with amazing results. I will be smiling ear to ear when we are crusing down the road side by side. We might even let your Dad and the OldGuy come along... as passengers...lol

 

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Looks Great
Great job and super son/dad project.

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Kind of a sneak peak...
Thanks Kurt, we will definately have to cruise some time. Are you planning on coming to the nationals? I can send you a PM if you want to talk more details etc.
Thanks Janice, it was a great project for the two of us. We figured out that we can whip a car out pretty fast too.



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Again nice work guys, and so great to see the two of you doing this together, many kids never get that chance.

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Ben send me a pm let me know what day/days you are going.


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Thanks sasquatch.
Kurt, Ill send one sometime tonight hopefully.

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Car looks amazing!

Great work to both of you!

Ben....I will have to follow you when we go for a cruise....you dont want my rust falling off and onto your great paint job

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Thanks a lot Glenn. And thats true, definately not. We will have to go in the summer though.
Congrats for the awards too. Car looks great, too bad about the insurance issue though.


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N I C E ! ! !    good work Ben,she looks fantastic! You too Dad!



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sasquatch wrote:

Again nice work guys, and so great to see the two of you doing this together, many kids never get that chance.


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Car looks awesome !



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Car looks great, excellent job prepping and painting the car!

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another late night....Ben is still out there. I had to watersand out a couple spots and he's putting the back section back together.

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Phenominal job guys! I know the sneak peek is impressive, but I'm sure the reassembled, finished, wheels on and on the ground shots are something we're all looking forward to!!!

I'm actually quite jealerous - My first car was a steaming pile..... the first few actually! You have every right to be extremely proud! Both of you - Great job on a fantastic project!!!!!

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Thanks a lot everyone for the positive comments. We are working fast (not too fast) to try and get it ready for the show (and pictures, of course)!

Rear end is back together, minus the plastic that goes around the inside of the trunk area, but that's easy and fast.
Got the brand new weather stripping on the trunk lip and it looks great, definitely worth the buy. Cant close my hatch though!

Front bumper is starting to be assembled. The thing that held us up was a stripped stud in the plastic, so it is being filled
with plastic putty stuff and we going to thread it in tonight. Its better than nothing.
After that, headlight assembly gets attached to bumper. Then some fender brackets lights, and a couple bolts and then
the bumper can go back on, and the other assembly can start.

Saturday the wind shield guy from Brantford is coming over to get that part fixed up. Then all thats left is the door assemblys, a little interior stuff,
and the weather stripping around the t top area.(which will need/get some work in the future).

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This has been a great thread and experience to watch you bring this to-gether ..looks really good, I will bet your feeling pretty good getting to this point and looking forward to some cruising..You are lucky to have dad guiding and helping you ..It's a experience you will remember for the rest of your life..I did about the very same with my sons first car when he turned 16 we did an 80-Z28  with T-tops..we spent a winter doing that car and it has been a great experience that I think really helped our father son relationship ..That was 25 years ago.. He is not really a car guy ,he went into music as his chosen hobby and spends a small car fortune on guitars and accessories, got married has a 4 monkies that are my grand children drives a mini-van..but we still have many memories of that car and the special time we spent really getting to know each much closer than just dad laying down the law all the time ..It was an experience and memory that I wouldn't trade for anything..He is a great kid and even though he has never had a real interest in rodding, we shared something special..Great job on you both..and thanks for sharing..



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