1963 Dodge Dart for the Wife....

sprint_9

Rookie
Oh and @crashtech if you see a low spot.......... please tell me, I did not come this far to have a flaw :)

Jim I normally wouldn't criticize someone else's work and I hope what I said wasn't taken wrong. I just saw the above quote and wanted to point it out to help if it was anything you wanted to look at.

I think you've done a fantastic job. If that deal is even anything I know I've left much worse on my truck.
 

JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
Jim I normally wouldn't criticize someone else's work and I hope what I said wasn't taken wrong. I just saw the above quote and wanted to point it out to help if it was anything you wanted to look at.

I think you've done a fantastic job. If that deal is even anything I know I've left much worse on my truck.
If I did not want constructive criticism I would not post here!
 

dhutton01

Active Member
Some polyester primer and guide coat would have made your life a lot easier imho. Builds faster and easier to find lows when blocking.

Don
 

JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
Mocked it all up..... looks great... Sprayed on a coat of thinned epoxy for a sealer coat and went for it! 2-3 coats of Motobase L1 dark turquoise and 1 coat of Universal Clear... There are things to still fix and work on so I will touch it up tomorrow and shoot the final coat of clear... then start working on getting the panels ready for the same treatment!

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JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
So after a great day yesterday today the wind started at 8am and has not let up... to much dirt in the air to paint anything. I just spent the (short) day getting it ready for a good day.... She is all 500 wet sanded, the trunk is on and aligned (needed a tow strap to pull the rear lip back to get a good alignment to the quarters at the bottom of the trunk) but for all the work I did on that trunk I think it fits amazing. The only thing that is not great is the back gap. Since this is a dark color I am going to live with it...

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What color is that?
Not sure if you mentioned it before but didn't want to look through 13 pages. LOL
Appreciate your posts, pics and the information in this thread.
 

JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
Ok started early and ended early. There is a storm coming in tomorrow and the wind kicked up after 11 but before it was dead silent and perfect... The temperatures were at the same time and just depended on if the panel was in the sun. Waited till the coldest was 55 then started.

Was setting up before the sun came up and spent over an hour just cleaning and cleaning and cleaning again... Then shot the body and the panels that where off with Motobase base turquoise... Three coats for now to make sure it is covered well..

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JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
Shot 2 coat of clear on the areas that I can't get to with all the panels on then reassembled and set the gaps. That is about when the wind picked up so the paint is covered in dust but it is just laying there. I got virtually no dust in the paint during the super calm of the morning.. Buttoned it up. There are 2 flaws that I missed... trying to decide if I just wear the scar proud or try to fix then (and screw things up more....). Sunday will be another day break effort to get the final 2 coats of color on, concentrating on getting it down nice, and 3 coat of Universal Clear!

Should I try to fix those 2 spots? The canyons are along the rear convertible top lip just below the chrome strip and the small depression to the right of the camera lens cover is in the hood.


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JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
Ok so I would I fix those 2 problem areas? They are too deep for just sanding. Just some icing glaze, quick shot with reduced epoxy and a 3 coats of color in that area to get it to the same coverage as the rest of the area?
 
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