Good choice. Not worth taking a chance on unknown quality. Just load up the clear and wet sand.
It looks like the body lines of the kit end pretty abruptly at the front of the door. Might be worth glassing in a bit of body line across the middle and bottom of the rear of the fender to fade it out a little smoother. Also looks like you've deleted all the black molding besides the front bumper. Might look strange with just one little bit of it left. You could glass that flush and use a different sidemarker. I'm using a new Camaro light on mine.
I don't know if its worth it to loose the ability to pull the front bumper, and I'm afraid a seam like that would end up cracking. A clean body seam wouldn't look bad, and there are still plenty of bolts to keep the bumper in place between the inner fender and the lower mounts.
It's funny how i just keep going around and around the car to find small imperfection to fix with spot putty or sandpaper
The hardest part is the detail work, I know you'd love to get color on it, I recommend you wait until the weather gets warmer, get the car in the sun, let it bake. You'd be surprised at how many "pops" you'll get that would ruin the paint... You've come this far, don't get a case of "get it done itus"...
well i have been over it and over it it's time to put paint on it and if i find anything while wet sanding i will fix them but i went around it today with a light and there was nothing more to fix so it is time to paint but thank you for your concerns
got a good tip and it was to re-tape so i get rid of any sanding dust that was on the paper so i have done some of it and will finish saturday morning as i cant spray the car until the afternoon when every one is out of the building as my friend who rents me the shop has a parts store up front and closes at 1
I am feeling great today as my dream car is coming true i remember my brothers when was young picking on me about kit cars and my cars calling them wonder bugs but now i get the last laugh as this car is coming together i will finally have a exotic looking car even if i had to build it my self and i want to thank all of Pennocks as if there wasn't a place like this i would have a much harder time getting my ideas as i am always looking at threads on the forum for ideas
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Good thing you didn't get any of those speed stickers put on yet...he'd have arrested you for dangerous driving too...
Looks fantastic! Did you have any issues with dust doing the paint job in your garage? I'm hoping to eventually do the same...but no experience with it yet.
I sprayed my roof in my garage. Cleaned really well and hung plastic to keep dust to a minimum. Did get a little in the paint, but it was minor and came out with very light wet sanding. The hardest part, IMO is getting adequate light to avoid runs. I shot that in single stage, but base-clear is really tough. My father just picked up a HVLP, which is supposed to work a lot better.
i used a HVLP and you are right you need really good lights as i had a hard time seeing and i feel that was why i had most of the runs i had and i could have made a spray booth by using pvc pipe for a frame and draped plastic over it but feel i my car will look great once it is sanded and buffed
hoping i get the tail lights for the weekend so can make all the brackets to put them in but i think fedex s sitting on them as they departed CT yesterday but have not gotten anyplace by today and i am only about 150 miles away
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