Work is going slow these days. I am finishing up my first round of blocking this week. I'm not sure what others do, but my process is to:
1) get the majority of the filler work done prior to applying the first primer coat, this is done with the car dismantled.
2) prime the entire car in pieces with epoxy primer (this is my first time using SPI primer, I usually use PPG DP40 but it is getting way to pricey),
3) I then put the car together,
4) fix the panels gaps as needed,
5) block the whole car with 180, fix the small defects that appear during this process.
6) prime it again. Some people may decide to consider this to be the last primer step before painting, but the next steps really even out the panels relative to each other.
7) apply 3 coats of Slicksand and a dusting of guide coat,
8) block it again with 180
9) apply final primer coat
10) sand with 600
11) and paint away.
today I am on step 5.
It took me some time to get the trunk lid gaps the way a like them. I think it will turn out really nice.
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