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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #630 on: July 22, 2017 - 04:35:28 pm »
Ouch!  Sorry to hear that. 


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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #631 on: July 22, 2017 - 07:48:20 pm »
Yes, sorry to hear.
Best wishes for next round.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #632 on: July 23, 2017 - 11:05:35 am »
Positive part - just pushed you to the inevitable, plus we all know you have eyeballed other areas you thought "I its not perfect, but it works." Now is the time! and luckily you have the KSA's to do it, just time and money now.  Keep us posted!

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #633 on: July 23, 2017 - 11:52:58 am »
Very true (about going b back and fixing things). I accept that it isn't going to be perfect but there were several areas where it could have been much better. Also, I have found that since I am not painting in conjunction with having to do the body work, align the panels, etc I can actually focus on just the painting aspect. I have a new game plan and did some research; I discovered that this paint requires a 75% overlap (I did about 50% the first time); also they recommend a 1.5mm tip, I used a 1.3mm the first time. I am not reducing the paint (although I probably should to reduce orange peel but didn't buy any from this brand of paint).

Today is the day, wish me luck and stand by...
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #634 on: July 26, 2017 - 11:51:34 am »
Well I got it done, but of course not without pain. I painted the valances, mirrors and bumpers first thinking that if there was a problem Id rather see it there first as they are easier to fix. They sprayed out awesome, so I was very happy until... I shot the first coat on the car and it just didn't seem like it was laying down, the second coat covered better but orange peel began to develop. I ended up putting 4 coats down with very good coverage and overlap. It is shiny but it has a fair amount of orange peel but it very consistent. I suspect this was a result of the humidity which was high (84%), temp was around 70 (67 when I started, 73 when I finished). All told, I am happy with the coverage just not looking forward to wet sanding and buffing. One upside was that I back taped the black areas and was very focused on laying down straight clean lines. I put the tape on the edge of the black with just a hint of black showing. The result is that it really cleaned up the lines (not that they were bad before), but they look very crisp now.
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Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #635 on: July 26, 2017 - 12:32:47 pm »
Is it going to be cleared also? Sorry if I missed that.
Should be awsome....again.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #636 on: July 26, 2017 - 06:48:11 pm »
Looks great.  The sanding part does stink.  I just finished mine.  I screwed up a little though.  Picked up a dirt particle while sanding in a few spots so I'll have to do a some more sanding later to get the scratches out. 

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #637 on: July 26, 2017 - 09:57:28 pm »
Congrats. 

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #638 on: July 26, 2017 - 10:29:00 pm »
Is it going to be cleared also? Sorry if I missed that.
Should be awsome....again.

No, the clear is in the paint. I am done spraying (hopefully)  :bigsmile:
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #639 on: July 26, 2017 - 10:29:50 pm »
Looks great.  The sanding part does stink.  I just finished mine.  I screwed up a little though.  Picked up a dirt particle while sanding in a few spots so I'll have to do a some more sanding later to get the scratches out.

Yeah it never seems to end for sure.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #640 on: July 27, 2017 - 01:02:24 am »
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #641 on: July 30, 2017 - 12:57:51 pm »
 :ylsuper:   :cheers: Nice work Mike!
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #642 on: July 30, 2017 - 01:14:20 pm »
Getting almost time to begin "cutting and buffing"; I am being lazy and procrastinating but I did want to let it sit for a while.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #643 on: July 31, 2017 - 11:27:43 pm »
Well I am back to familiar ground, that being sanding...  :pullinghair: I have half the car sanded with 1000, after I am done with that I am going to do it again with 1500 and then 2000. After that it is on to buffing and polishing and calling it done. I have come to the conclusion that trying to get absolutely every speck of orange peel out is a waste of my time and only inviting problems. I did a test on the front valance, I sanded half of it with 1000 and then went through the 3 stages of 3M Perfect it. I sanded the other half with 1000, then 1500 and then 2000 and then went through the 2 stages of Perfect It. While I would agree that on the half with only the 1000, you can see more sanding scratches than the other side but I have to admit that it is pretty minor. This is the problem with having some OCD going on...

When I began this project I developed the motto "remember the project" in an attempt to keep me from going down too many rabbit holes. While it has worked most cases, I have failed in many others, however as it relates to this paint I need to accept what it is and what I want it to be. When I began painting it I said it was going to be shiny and green, that is where I am now focused and I have to force myself from obsessing over little things that will not matter in the end. Yes I am "settling"... I am good with it, I need to get this car put together!
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #644 on: July 31, 2017 - 11:28:30 pm »
:ylsuper:   :cheers: Nice work Mike!

Thanks Randy, hope you are having better success than I am  :bigsmile:
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)