Sunday, August 14, 2022

Body Work III

It's hot, but I'm still at work... and making progress.  I've gotten through the first pass all the way round the car.

The boot lid is really good and may only need a little more touchup.  The doors are in fine shape.  The rear valance doesn't look awesome, but since it's hidden under the bumper I don't want to go crazy there.  (This was hidden underneath a half inch of filler before.)  The front wings are good now after all the metal replacement.

Most of the car has about a credit-card depth of filler (roughly 1/16") or less.  Two spots that are built up a bit more are the rear decklid on the driver's side and the area underneath the boot lid on the driver's side... and even that's only 1/8" (if that).  Some of that will come off when I go through the 120 grit sanding pass.

This car won't be perfect, but it is solid and will be safe.  That's all I can ask for.  Alice will be really pretty.

The next step is a pass at 120 grit, then 220 grit with a guide coat (pretty fast) and 320 grit (even faster).  That's a morning's work. Then it's time for a wipedown, scuffing of any paint that might remain around door jambs and such, and into primer!

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