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wet sand, buff, polish on quality clear pays off

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First I have to say using $800 a gallon clear coat is totally worth it. 

 

That being said, I have spent at least 40 hours thus far to block it at 1500, then DA at 2000, then power buff & cut with a foam pad and final step polish with a fine foam pad and polish compound. 

 

Still have to do front nose and spoiler-another 10 hours? 

 

This definitely is my last nut & bolt bare metal restoration. ?

 

 

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Great color - good job !


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4 minutes ago, joekitt said:

Great color - good job !


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Glamazon 076 ! 

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I said the same thing back in 2009, my last nut & bolt bare metal restoration. Now I have a 1975 tii staring at me.

The parts search is on......feck what have I done.

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The paint looks amazing! Hang in there... you know you’ll be happy once it’s all done! [emoji16]
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That is amazing work, you can be very proud of that! I have no such skilz... I wrote the not-insignificant check. ?

 

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Granada, Glasurit Single Stage... no clearcoat... many hours of polishing by someone with skills. 

 

Ed

 

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2 hours ago, zinz said:

That is amazing work, you can be very proud of that! I have no such skilz... I wrote the not-insignificant check. ?

 

 

You should leave it just like that in your garage. Like an art installation. 

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All the cars in this post look REALLY good, at least from the images....and I am sure that they are in person as well.  I started wet sanding the paint on my car, unfortunately the car was  painted (white) then clear coated...after that the stripes were put on it (and not clear coated), orange peel city.  I have done the trunk lid and part of one of the rear quarters.  It is time consuming as hell - in the end I think the best case situation is that I will need to re-shoot the entire car with clear - then do it all over again.  Worst case is the car will need to be re-painted.  Bummer.

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17 hours ago, zinz said:

That is amazing work, you can be very proud of that! I have no such skilz... I wrote the not-insignificant check. ?

 

75537E80-A2C5-4E14-A5B2-7AEA647D2A19.thumb.jpeg.5a6e68390fd576f9c204b7cb119d5371.jpeg

 

Granada, Glasurit Single Stage... no clearcoat... many hours of polishing by someone with skills. 

 

Ed

 

Yup...Glasurit , single stage...that's the ticket

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