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  • #61
    Well here are a few shots sent by the painter. Can't wait to pick it up tomorrow, put the other badges on, and go cruising.
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    • #62
      Looks liquid. Very Very nice.

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      • TRick6
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        That is what buffed clear coat will do for you.

    • #63
      Looks really nice Al!!
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        Thanks for following my adventure and stopping by the other day. Can't lie to you. You know where I live.

    • #64
      Notice the black (not chrome) bezel of the tail lights. I rather like this even more so on the flat black rear deck panel. I hope I can get accustom to this paint job and forget about the rat rod look.
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      • TRick6
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        I have other chrome bezel rear lights and will decide which I will use later after I upgrade the rear lights to LED.

      • skootch13
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        i will jump in with an unsolicited comment about the bezels. I think that the matte finish doesn't match the high gloss paint. Not the fact they are black. Maybe rattle can them high gloss black and then make the decision to go chrome?

      • TRick6
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        Thanks Skootch. All constructive. To be honest, I was not prepared for the level of gloss on the paint. As you all know, it ain't the paint, it's the prep. Well the prep is totally outstanding. This guy took it down to the metal, filled all the skin surface imperfections and came back with primer that you work and then painted. I didn't debrief him yet as to the number of coats of paint nor clear. About the rear light bezels, The chrome ones purchased years ago are not new but are in great shape. When I get it home I will change out one so that I can compare. Which ever I go with i will be going with a LED kit.

    • #65
      I have decided to go with the chrome bezel tail lights. It looks proper, and the other chrome pieces are in great shape. It all comes together.
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      • #66
        Looks great Al and worth the wait. Perfect timing for some fall driving!

        I’m curious too about the number of coats of paint and clear it takes to get to this.
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        • #67
          Originally posted by TRick6 View Post
          I have decided to go with the chrome bezel tail lights. It looks proper, and the other chrome pieces are in great shape. It all comes together.
          I disassembled both pairs of lights, taking the best of the components, ie, lenses, reflector housings, screws, (you'd be surprised at what the past owners did in there), cleaned up everything and made one great pair of tail lights with chrome bezels. Not sure what to do with the painted black bezel housings and overs. Think I will keep it being that the housings are no longer available.
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          • #68
            Originally posted by Soup View Post
            Looks great Al and worth the wait. Perfect timing for some fall driving!

            I’m curious too about the number of coats of paint and clear it takes to get to this.
            Well I am not too sure of this answer but the painter when asked how many coats of color and clear used, he said "it's not the number of coats, it's how you paint." I had never heard this before and always heard multi numbers of base and clear being used to accomplish finishes. But i am not a body or paint person.
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            • Soup
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              Thanks Al. Interesting answer from the painter. I was assuming three and three. That seems to be a number that works well and since my project is still in the works (I’m learning a lot especially how much work body and paint is) I was wondering what it took to get the look you have.

            • TRick6
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              I don't wish to disappoint but that is the answer I got. I have some prep photos to share which will show the removal of all the paint. The original color was saffron, an ocher yellow. The respray red and original saffron paint was removed to the bare metal, primer and all. Then the workable primer was applied and blocked sanded. Then the finishes, color and clear. I have photos sent me by phone which i have to convert to files to download here.

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