Daily Archives: June 1, 2013

Ticket to ride

IMG_1653 IMG_1651Well, after several minor set backs, we finally have the 350z ready to go back to the owner. We ended up having to replace all the suspension parts on the right side. Upper control arm, knuckle and the compression arm. Once these were replaced and the alignment was done, it was ready to roll.  It really turned out nice, and ready to ride for this weekend.

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IMG_1663 IMG_1664 IMG_1666 IMG_1684 IMG_1682 IMG_1681 IMG_1679 IMG_1678 IMG_1677 IMG_1672 IMG_1670 IMG_1669The body of of the Camaro got to visit the paint booth yesterday. We first wiped the body down several times to get it clean. I mean REALLY clean. We must have wiped it down about 4-5 times to ensure that the metal was as clean as possible. Once we were happy with that we tapped it up to keep the epoxy primer and slick sand off of the bed liner we have already sprayed. The first coat of paint is the dark grey epoxy. The epoxy is used to seal up the metal. It is water proof and really likes bare metal. Then we applied the seam sealer to all the seams in the metal to keep water out of where its not supposed to be. After that set up, we applied the slick sand. This product allows us to ensure the body is wave and ripple free. It is a very high build product, so when you block it, it makes the panels very straight.  This will set up and cure over the weekend so Monday we can start that blocking process. This days work was a team effort. Chase sprayed the epoxy, I did the seam sealing and Chris did a great job spraying the slick sand. He just isnt looking forward to Monday.

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