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    Cut and buff is going really well. It’s interesting stuff, wet sanding. I’ve gotten a ton of tips and tricks from here, and YouTube. So much good information out there
     
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    Got the 2000 cut finished today. 3000 DA tomorrow, then on to the polisher

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        Starting to glow my friend! They really come alive at this point but its a long road getting there. Great job!!!
         
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          I agree on the top comment. I own 5 rags. Makes the paint process a bit less stressful to.
           
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          • Durandal25

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            I’ve really taken it slow, but the paint stressed me out the most . Got the gas tank in just a bit ago
             
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            Throwback pic

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              It's looking really nice! Did you paint it in your garage? What did you go with for a paint booth setup?
               
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              I did paint it at home, after a ton of reading and videos, I went with closing the garage doors to the tops of two fans and making sure everything was covered. One dusting coat, and three wet coats. I noticed some mottling in a few areas and a bit of orange peel....so 24 hrs after the paint, per the instructions, one more coat....adit it evened out.
               
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              Lookin' good.
               
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              • Durandal25

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                What I really like about cutting and buffing is the controlled finishing. Wet sanding with 1500/2000 to get to a DA 3000 then on to polishing compound as well as sealer seems to be the path.
                 
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                Great job on a great car, I think everybody here is proud of you. I’ve got a lot of patience, but I don’t think I could ever paint a car.
                 
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                • Durandal25

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                  .....my berries got pulled up a few times doing it this way, but a lot of the members on here are serious home enthusiasts, and I wanted to make it work. It all comes down to prep and cleanliness. I learned so much going to distance on this one.....and why a good paint job costs as much as it does. I've spent countless hours getting the car ready for paint and many more just cutting and buffing. I'm very glad I have the resource of the fine folks on here to bounce stuff off of as the MN Gold gets set to return the road not seen since '79.
                   
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                    a lot of work but well worth ,nice job :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
                     
                  • Durandal25

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                    Thanks sir, and only a few pieces of trash hit the paint. For a great looking driver, I'll take it.
                     
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                    • Durandal25

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                      Starting to get juiced

                      added some letters

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                      • Durandal25

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                        Mn Gold at sunset

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                        • Durandal25

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                          Boom. Fender signal rehab completed

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                          Excelente' Keep it up. Looking great!
                           
                        • Durandal25

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                          These things were so roached out....I had to buy like three sets to get decent parts to make them live.
                           
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