68 RM23 Roadrunner, The rebuild of an old friend

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  1. Runner 68

    Runner 68 Tarnished Bronze Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Thanks Hsorman. I'm a little reluctant to see this in direct sunlight. Booth lights can lie but I think I mottled the pearl a bit on the sides.
    As my younger son says, "nobody is going to be focusing on the paint once it's fully assembled". True statement. But still.....
    One of my favorite things to do at car shows is study paint. :rolleyes:
     
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      blue69runner Well-Known Member

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      That is a good question. If it did not fade or wrinkle then think you are ok. In painting my car put royal blue mini flake over my single stage b5 blue with color blender. first coat with flake in it then second coat with no flake in it. Then put three coats of clear over the car. Used Matrix product's on the car. Use color blender over art work or like putting ghost flames on the car to seal it from your clear coat. Even pin striping. This is to stop bleeding effect.
       
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      Thanks for pointing that out Blue. When I did the graphic under the hood (below), my PPG rep told me to dust it with DC4000 first and watch how it reacted.
      If it seemed stable after it flashed, lay it on.
      Did the same thing on the door badges, no issues. Time will tell if he was wrong.

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        Signing off today, tired of looking at this car and shooting paint.
        Unmasked and curing out. Will start addressing the F@ck ups tomorrow.

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        • hsorman

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          A lot of people would love to have a car with those f@ck ups. Looks great!
           
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          • Runner 68

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            Spent the last two days blocking out runs, sags, anomalies, etc. I'll pull it out, put it aside and let it cure and shrink for a while before I start the cut and buff. Tired of looking at it.
            Overall I'm pretty pleased at this point but kick myself on a few things that were totally my fault. Nothing that can't be fixed/lived with. Again, paint and body work is pure VooDoo.

            BTW Blue, no issues with the clear over the decals. I remember now that my PPG rep told me to just fog the decals on the first coat and watch how they react. If nothing blurs or smears after 30 minutes, lay it on. I did that on the under hood graphic and door badges. All is well.
             
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            • Runner 68

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              Farting around this evening in the shop tidying up after the flurry of activity last week. My son left the Duster home today. The Bird gassing off.
              Admired the two old Plymouths chilling out before I killed the lights.

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                The fodder for memories, right there. Awesome. :)
                 
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                • Runner 68

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                  Picked up donor for the future 500 inch stroker today.

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