Sanding, sanding and more sanding.

Posted: October 13, 2017 in Hot Rod, Uncategorized
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Now the fun job of blocking out the primer.  The car is going to be black, so it has to perfect, even though I’m going to age the finish a bit.  I want it to look like a nice car that’s getting old.  Which it is.

I use a long block with 120 grit, self adhesive paper.  This gets the ripples out, shows low spots and knocks down the high spots.  I didn’t shoot a guide coat on this first coat, I’m taking enough off that there wasn’t a need.  I found a couple areas that need a little  icing, but it was pretty good. After the next coat of high build (I’m using Nason 2K urethane), I’ll dust a coat of red oxide and then use 220 followed by 360, wet.  

It won’t be long before I get color on now, provided I get a break in the weather and walnuts don’t keep bouncing through the shop doors!

  1. Keith says:

    Lots of patience required to get it ready for black paint. I’m sure you’ll have it as straight as it possibly can be. What process are you using to give the paint a somewhat aged appearance?

  2. flynbrian48 says:

    Kieth, I had planned on sanding through the color coat on the tops of the doors, where one would rest one’s arm, and the hood and quarters on the crowns, as if it’d been waxed, polished, and waxed again over the years. I’m not sure, now that I’m getting close, that I’ll have the heart to intentionally “ruin” what’s turning out to be a very involved paint job. We’ll have to see how brave I am once the color is on!

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