Thursday, August 25, 2022

I'll Call This Segment "Back In Black"!

 Did some minor sanding today, then read the instructions on the can, and sprayed the special flexible "Bumper and Trim Paint" on. 

Only has four medium-light coats of paint, so after it sits another hour I'll spray it again.

Huh....how'd the heck did I miss this?

A couple of pinholes on the left, and a divot in the center.

I'm not terribly concerned about the blemishes I missed that show through the paint because they're in areas that can be spotted in later without tearing the lights and grill out. I'll address those in the future. I don't know how well this paint holds up, but I don't think it matters much because of the environment the car is sitting in most of the time.

Tomorrow is clean up the garage and take the tape and paper off to see if I messed up anything else, like not masking it properly.

OK, time's up! Pulled the tape and paper, and found a couple of small areas where some paint got through. Easy-Peasy cleanup with some solvent on a Q-Tip, but the rest of it was masked off OK.

Starting to look like a car again!

I still have to scrub the front valence under the bumper, and I'll do that while it's still on stands and 10" higher in the air. Just can't crawl around on the concrete as well as I could when I was younger.

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    1. Some of the blue "painters tape" was stuck down pretty well, and I had to use an X-Acto knife to get it off.

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  2. Told ya it was going to look purdy. Just wait until the tape comes off and you get to see the contrast...

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    1. Paper and tape are off. I added a few pix showing it.

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    1. I wish. Even one of those small ones that only gets the car up a couple of feet. It would be enough to easily get under the car, and nice to keep it off the tires for the Winter.

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