Ok, ok, ok, I'll give you an update but it's not too exciting. We've been working really hard on the final bodywork before the car gets painted. Our potential painter has given us really good information on how to get the panels as straight as possible. Our plan is to get the bodywork as good as we possibly can ourselves, and then have the painter do the final 2 blocks on the whole car, then paint. I would have liked to have just handed the car over to him while it was put together, all white; but by us taking it as far as possible we will hopefully save a few greenbacks.
We sprayed the entire car in Black SPI Epoxy, over the White SPI Epoxy:
Then Aaron blocked the whole body with 180. The black and white contrast makes it easy to see the high and low spots. White being the high spots, black being the low. He then used a light weight filler on the areas that were noticeably low.
This is how the body sits right now:
We took all of the panels off the car and are working on them seperately. It is less overwhelming this way.
While Aaron works on the body, I've been working on the doors. Here is the process that we will follow on each and every panel:
Spray with Black SPI Epoxy:
Block with 180:
Fill low spots:
2 more coats of Black SPI Epoxy:
2 coats of Evercoat Slick Sand. Slick Sand is a polyester primer that is like a liquid filler. By using the Slick Sand before the 2K, it will help prevent any shrinkage in the filler and primer.
Then I blocked it with 80:
Then I sprayed 2 more coats of Black SPI Epoxy:
Then I wasn't happy with it so I did it all over again. I don't have any pictures of what the final doors look like, but I will take some today and update you again.
Now we are working on the fenders. The process is the same:
2 Coats Slick Sand:
Today we will Block the Fender and hopefully get the body ready for another 2 coats of Black SPI Epoxy. Lots of work to do!!
Also, if anyone has any suggestions on cameras, please let me know. All of our cameras are terrible and we are looking to buy a new one. Thanks!