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jer119
09-07-2014, 08:26 AM
I've got the rear half of the 72 sanded out and looking pretty nice. I went from 1200-2000-3000, but maybe should of hit 1500 in there. If you are 1ft away, you cant see the light cross hatching. Only see it under the fluorescent lights in my booth, but you really have to get up close to the paint. I'll take the extra step on the rest of the car. The car is black. I bought it as you see it in the first pic.

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Henry
09-07-2014, 11:45 AM
I've got the rear half of the 72 sanded out and looking pretty nice. I went from 1200-2000-3000, but maybe should of hit 1500 in there. If you are 1ft away, you cant see the light cross hatching. Only see it under the fluorescent lights in my booth, but you really have to get up close to the paint. I'll take the extra step on the rest of the car. The car is black. I bought it as you see it in the first pic.


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Was a surprise to see your project. Forgot what you were woring on and by your post at least knew it was a '72.

Looks like you have tons of room to work on the car and it does look good. I assume the second picture (below) is from today. Depending on your painted outcome you could skip the 1200 and just start with the 1500.

That first pic shows a pretty clean car as you bought it. Did you have a lot of work to do? Any rot, rust, etc?

Henry

junk
09-07-2014, 07:58 PM
Looks good to me. Did you sand by hand or by machine?

What's your paint booth? I spy a round quanset type building? That was the best building I've ever painted in. Lights at around 6' and 10' on the natural radius of the building. Couldn't ask for more.

jer119
09-07-2014, 10:31 PM
Looks good to me. Did you sand by hand or by machine?

What's your paint booth? I spy a round quanset type building? That was the best building I've ever painted in. Lights at around 6' and 10' on the natural radius of the building. Couldn't ask for more.

I built a 26x15 in the back corner of my Quonset. I block sanded what you see so far by hand. I did some more today, so I'll post another pic.

jer119
09-07-2014, 10:38 PM
Was a surprise to see your project. Forgot what you were woring on and by your post at least knew it was a '72.

Looks like you have tons of room to work on the car and it does look good. I assume the second picture (below) is from today. Depending on your painted outcome you could skip the 1200 and just start with the 1500.

That first pic shows a pretty clean car as you bought it. Did you have a lot of work to do? Any rot, rust, etc?

Henry

I bought the car with the body and paint already done. It does need to be cut n buffed to bring out the finish. From what I understand, the car has been done for 14 years, and has been sitting in this condition. I bought the car and will continue this project.

jer119
09-07-2014, 10:53 PM
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Here's some pics of the progress. I may or not be in the right Forum, but wanted to share.

junk
09-08-2014, 06:10 AM
That is looking Awesome! Being 14 year old finish, How hard is it sanding? How hard is it polishing up?

jer119
09-08-2014, 07:34 AM
That is looking Awesome! Being 14 year old finish, How hard is it sanding? How hard is it polishing up?

Its been very nice to work with so far. I've never cut n buffed an entire car, so I'm not sure how to compare my efforts. I've only done small sanding work during my time at a body shop in the past, and that was on fresh work.