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Old December 8th, 2013, 06:33 AM
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Paint and Body

Thanks for the input guys.

I will defer to your advice and collective wisdom and call the shop tomorrow morning and request that the remaining trim items be removed.

Hopefully, this will not open cans of worms. Jeff is indeed correct when he said: "... you have to draw the line somewhere or every project would become a complete restoration."

In retrospect, I wish that I had thought to take off all the trim myself before taking it to the paint shop. It makes things a bit awkward to want to start working on the car once it is in someone else's garage.
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Old December 8th, 2013, 06:42 AM
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The bottom line is you are paying for it and want the best job you can get. go in and remove the parts, you will thank yourself for it.....jh
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Old December 9th, 2013, 06:09 PM
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Paint and body.

I will get scolded, but here it is. The side trim is staying on.

The side trim is attached at the leading and trailing edges from inside the doors and quarter panels with nuts. See points "A", "C", "D", and "D".
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Here are details showing the nuts A, C, and D. To get at those nuts to remove the trim, I would have to remove all the interior panels, including rear seat, arm rests, window cranks, etc.
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PLUS, (and maybe I am wrong) it looks like I would also have to remove both front fenders to get at the nuts that hold the "spear head" in place. Removing the trim would involve an enormous amount of work and the car has already been sanded anyway.
Left side.jpg

On a more positive note, the tail lights have been removed and the grill and antenna will be removed.
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The manager said that their next step will be to spray the car with grey epoxy primer. From a comment on the internet:
“Epoxy is probably the most versatile undercoat there is. It provides a tough, durable, waterproof, anti-corrosion layer on your panel and most premium quality epoxies will give you a 7-day recoat window.”
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Old December 9th, 2013, 09:10 PM
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I can understand the side trim but good job on getting the grill and taillights pulled. Those were easy areas to remove that trim would be a bugger. Since your staying the same color it should be fine after all were not going to pebble beach. lol
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Sorry for opening the can of WIAI, but you'll be happier and that's what's important. Much been there done that being spoken around here, which is what we're trying to, as a club and forum, keep others from learning the way that is hard. Of course there is a line many of us have never found () but I really think painting a car requires some level of line crossing.

You may also offer to do your own masking of what is left. Good luck!
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Old December 13th, 2013, 06:13 PM
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Sorry for opening the can of WIAI, ...
Thanks, Roger. What is a can of "WIAI"?

I stopped by today to see how things are going. They have sprayed the car with grey primer. The manager says that he wants to allow the primer "time to shrink" before he sprays the next coat. It looks really smooth.

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Thanks, Roger. What is a can of "WIAI"?
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Thanks, Roger. What is a can of "WIAI"?
Kenny had it right. It was a blog I did a while back too, which you commented on:

http://www.rainierfalcons.com/forums/blog.php?b=24

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Old December 13th, 2013, 09:17 PM
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Hello, Roger.

You crack me up. "As I'm under the back-end, lying there... as I often do... on the cold concrete..."

The "as I often do ..." is what I find amusing.

You really do have a beautiful engine. I like the strap that holds up the heater hose.

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You crack me up.

I like the strap that holds up the heater hose.
Joy to the world...

The strap I make and have made for others too. If you want one, I'll send one across the country for your car. Consider it a present from the club you'd like to join if only the commute wasn't such a pain.
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How's the paint job coming along?
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 05:24 PM
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Hello, Don.

I sent the shop an e-mail last Wednesday and reminded them not to forget to paint the underside of the hood. The manager responded: No worry Sir, I won’t forget. I have been letting your vehicle bake out in the sun, giving the primer time to do its job. I haven't been able to start blocking as of yet but will get started soon.”

The part about "baking in the sun" might sound odd, but we have had record high December temperatures with it being sunny and in the mid-80's.

I stopped by today to see what was going on. They have sanded the primer and said that the next step will be to spray it with sealer.
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They noted the imperfections on the hood with colored circles. It looks like they are paying attention to detail.
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Here are more circles marking imperfections on the roof.
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I stopped by today to see how things were going. They have applied the black paint and the manager said that they will wet-sand and buff it to smooth out any imperfections. They have also painted the underside of the hood.

Back.JPG

The car had a layer of dust on it, so it is not shiny in the picture. It looks a lot nicer "in person". All the previous little dings have disappeared and the black is really black. It is really beginning to look like it is supposed to look. Pure inky-black sexiness. It will look like a little sports car when they are finished.
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Looking good Dennis. I know how happy I was to see color on mine it gives you a good warm and fuzzy.
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Getting close! Glad you took those tail lights off. Anxiously awaiting to see the final product now..
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