Daily Archives: March 4, 2013

Raise the roof

2013.03.04 -  Sonata (2)2013.03.04 -  Sonata (1)2013.03.04 -  Sonata (3) 2013.03.04 -  Sonata (4) 2013.03.04 -  Sonata (5) This Sonata is the victim of uhh , well, I’m not certain. There is definitely peeling paint on the roof which appears to a contamination problem. Because the booth was tied up all day with the Mustang parts we elected to get this one repaired so tomorrow we can paint it. Once the problem area was sanded smooth, we primed it. Because it was late in the day when we primed it, we couldn’t sand the primer because it just wasn’t dry enough. We were able to wet sand the roof so tomorrow all we need to do is sand these primer spots and get this one in the booth first thing.

Shine on

2013.03.04 - Mustang (1) 2013.03.04 - Mustang (2) 2013.03.04 - Mustang (3) 2013.03.04 - Mustang (4) 2013.03.04 - Mustang (6) 2013.03.04 - Mustang (7) 2013.03.04 - Mustang (8) 2013.03.04 - Mustang (9) 2013.03.04 - Mustang (10) 2013.03.04 - Mustang (11) 2013.03.04 - Mustang (12) 2013.03.04 - Mustang (13)Today was a good day. We were able to get the Mustang parts painted. The color is from  1966 Mustang called Candy Apple Red. Chris and I spent the morning setting these parts up, prepping them and getting the booth ready to paint. Before lunch I was able to get a coat of sealer on them and 3 coats of the base or color coats. After the parts had dried, I started clearing them. The sealer ensures a uniform coverage and provides a bit of cushion between the primer and the paint. we sprayed 3 coats of color to ensure coverage of the red and 3 coats of high solids clear. Since this will be a High Performance Finish car, we will still have to wet sand and buff these parts. This will really make this red POP even more then they do now.

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