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How to paint your Porsche............

First, how it got screwed up:

So, anyway, Here I am with a dirty car, looking for Monica, the shop vac at Paul and Cindy's. I back up, with the door open, and catch the door on her geranium pot bench, made out of old railroad ties, bending it (the door) almost double!


((Cindy just yelled, "like a fricking idiot! why didn't you see it, you had the top down!!!!!!!!!....... go figure...............))

God, I've bent my baby!!!!!!!!!!!

I have no excuse, other than I'm old and had a terminally major brain fart............or mayby God figgured I was having too much fun and had to bring me down a couple of notches......

the damage would make a preacher cuss. It snapped the door stop, bent the hinge anchors, and, of course, put a major dent in the door panel.

The only saving grace was that Duane lived across the street.

Duane makes a living fixing up cars, and he comes across the street, and says, "man you really screwed that up!!!! Here's the guy I use".....and gives me a card........

I call the # on the card, and we go to meet him at the local Honda dealership the next morning at 0 light:30...........

and the paintless dentless guy, sez, "man you really screwed that up!!!!!"

and preceeds to take a 2 X 4 and bent the living sh_t out of my baby........I could not watch--I heard her crying out as I walked away "you did this to me, you SOB" like she was having a baby.

The Honda dealer sez something about Hondas heal themselves and wouldn't I like to trade that POS in on a decent transportation appliance?

After all the action was over, some of the dent was gone and the door closed--it actually aligned well--I'll probably patch it when I get home.

BTW, all the dent guy wanted for payment was something they call red beer in Oregon (Bud and tomato juice) for breakfast............

Paul and I thankfully went and got the red beer............

The Honda guy said "buy this old Lincoln towncar for cheap and take that thang home in the trunk!

(BTW, I did when I got back to the mts--41K miles; great couch on wheels!...........
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Before:


After:





What we're doing to fix it.....................

first, the essentials:
sacrement


tunes:






dog:



Now, the work..................next

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the fix

stripping:




powerwash the undersides


repair:








useless old fart commisserating and opining:




Tape:



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how to paint part 3

tape:





build paint room:




this is the guy that actually did all the work--great body man!





car into room:






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base coat






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Im sure this car will look really good. You did a professional job on the prepwork and setting up your spray area. Im sure people will be impressed with the quality and all the work will be well worth it when finished.
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clear coat

this guy shot the paint--top pro!















.............now we start buffing...............
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Sick !!! Cant wait to see it in the sun.
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WOW, very nice, gorgeous color also. Ya dun good, ya dun really good!
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bring sunglasses

I don't mind yous guys coming and looking; you'll need sunglasses. No buffing yet. The final buff will be with 3000 grit stuff.
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very cool. Makes me want to get rid of all of MY rock chips...
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paint condition before buffing

We had almost no trash/dust in the paint & clearcoat; we spent a LOT of time in the prep of the car as well as the paint booth. Power wash many times, vacuum, air blow, cover, lots of wipedowns of car and room. used three rolls of duct tape on the room sealing all seams. The weather was cool and sprinkling, so there was little pollen in the air--it's at its peak in NC right now--no walking into/out of room.

And lots of Leon Redbone on the stereo........................

And lots of single malt scotch ......................

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sand after paint

We've sprayed with two coats of base, and two coats of clear coat. Paint film is ~.009"-.012" Sanding will remove ~.003"

After two days of air drying, we're now wet sanding with 1200 grit. (see pics)












Will shoot last clear coat tonight, air dry, wet sand with 1800 grit, then 3000 grit.
Best final thickness is between .009"-.012" We then start polishing.

Glasurit Factory tech said final coat can go up to .014", but that is streaching it--paint will tend to crack.

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You do mean .9 - 1.2 mils right?
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Strap yourselves in for a ride......................

I called Jim at Glasurit; he checked his tech manual and it's as follows:
-paint film thickness is measured in mils and microns.
-It is described in mils
-a mil (correct representation) = .001"=25 microns
- it is not ml, as I had described it earlier (I'll fix it)
-a final dry paint film will measure between 85-350 microns
-so, a final paint job can measure anywhere between 3.4--14 mils, depending on the prep and finishing
-that's equivilent to .0034-.014"

tks for calling me on that, buckterrier, we should keep that straight.
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subscribed! great job...i can t wait to see the final product!
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last clear coat

last clear coat applied--this thing's looking slicker than owl sh_t!!!!!!!!!!!
pics tomorrow...........
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last clear coat applied--this thing's looking slicker than owl sh_t!!!!!!!!!!!
pics tomorrow...........
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That's pretty slick!! She's going to be friggin' gorgeous!
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