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Itís a Captain Obvious statement, but I agree that body prep is the worst; just nasty in every way and painful to all the senses. Iíd rather clean oily parts all day than use a DA for an hour. Keep up the good work. John.
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Looks like a friend of mine that I used to work with at a radiology office off of Shadeland Ave.
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Itís a Captain Obvious statement, but I agree that body prep is the worst; just nasty in every way and painful to all the senses. Iíd rather clean oily parts all day than use a DA for an hour. Keep up the good work. John.
thanks! i agree. oily stuff sucks, but it sucks way less than bodywork.

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Looks like a friend of mine that I used to work with at a radiology office off of Shadeland Ave.
funny enough, Kelly worked for years in Lawrence at a local credit union. but never in radiology or at Community North.
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as i draw ever nearer to reinstalling glass, i've noticed the anodizing on my window trim is worn off in many places....like most of the door window frames. aside from sending out all the trim for fresh anodizing, what have you guys had good results from? i feel like paint won't stick worth a poo without irreparably scuffing the trim and PC is riskier than having them re-anodized.

any input here is greatly appreciated.
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Hey Chris, I've used plastidip on some of my other cars. It holds up pretty well. At the very least, you could remove it easily if you don't like it.
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Hey Chris, I've used plastidip on some of my other cars. It holds up pretty well. At the very least, you could remove it easily if you don't like it.
Thanks, but i had a bad experience with plasti-dip that was applied too thin, from too far away. let's say 'black velvet' is a trigger word for me now.
i generally consider plasti-dip a tool for trying out colors/color schemes.
i know i want it all black. i just don't want to pay for PC. i'll likely hit it with the DA and some 320 and then etch primer it and paint it flat/satin black and be done with it.

unless anyone has any input on a better method. i'm open to ideas as i don't want to be messing with the window trims all the time and i have to pull the door trims once i get the doors hung anyway. so i'll have all of the trim off the car at the same time in the next few weeks.
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an idea: you might find a member who has black trim and is looking to restore to bright. they might be willing to trade as their frames are going to get stripped anyway. the assumption here is your frames are in good shape with regards to any deep scratches or pitting.

for the cost of shipping, you might be able to solve that problem...
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Yeah, if you apply the plastidip wrong, it sucks. I masked off the window trim on one of my older hondas, did a few light coats, and then a heavier/wet coat, and it came out great.
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Hm. I have a backdated '89 that I was thinking about going bright for trim...Are these compatible? I'm nervous about what would be involved in swapping them.
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Hm. I have a backdated '89 that I was thinking about going bright for trim...Are these compatible? I'm nervous about what would be involved in swapping them.
my trim is originally black that's been worn to not-black. it's not proper bright/chrome/polished. and i have yet to confirm it's all here as it was all apart when i got the car. i'm pretty sure it is, but like i said. i haven't confirmed. i also haven't confirmed the overall condition of the trim. these reasons are why i was looking into re-blacking mine instead of the alternate options.

(afaik, they're perfectly compatible as long as your car is a coupe like mine.)
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can someone explain to me what's going on here with the fender lips?
are these trimmed above the vertical lip? or are they just pulled/flared out to remove it?
(figure i may as well explore my options to make more room while it's all apart.)
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well i got up at 05:40 on a saturday to ride my bike and be productive. so that's what i did.

finagled some junk to prop up all the panels that needed epoxied and then wiped them all down a few times to get them clean and dust-free (reduced dust?)



then, i donned the painting suit i bought, slid into my old Adidas slides (i recently got a fresh pair), put new cartridges in my respirator and made an epic mess.




i had to scrub the overspray from my feet with a scotchbrite, but they're clean now. the floor of the garage is not so lucky. i'll deal with that in a week when all of this epoxy is cured and i can move everything either back to the basement or onto the 911. super glad this is over even if it shows how terrible i am at bodywork. doesn't much matter to me tho, no one sees runs or chips or scratches above 5-6mph anyway and this isn't a showcar.
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This is inspiring! Canít wait to see the end result. Now where are my Adidas slides.


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Chris,

Some of those pictures are bringing back terrible flash backs...
Good Luck.
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Some of those pictures are bringing back terrible flash backs...
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Thanks, everyone!
the front valence is rough...like real rough...but it's all coming along. i'm going to put FG bumpers on this thing, so i'm not committing crazy time or money to the IBs.
I ordered new seals for the front yesterday and i'm looking at a 3 day weekend this weekend so i'm hoping to get the doors and front doghouse put back together. it'll look like a real car!

and then today on a quick troll through the classifieds i stumbled on a helluva deal and scored a Rennline lower dash cover. i have a friend picking it up for me so i won't get it til next month. i don't think that's going to be a big deal at all as the EFI is still boxed up in the basement and the car is in very little danger of running before 2019.

huge thanks to Ed (175k911) for hooking me up with a great deal!
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can someone explain to me what's going on here with the fender lips?
are these trimmed above the vertical lip? or are they just pulled/flared out to remove it?
(figure i may as well explore my options to make more room while it's all apart.)
Obviously I can't help with anything here, but I am curious what the scoop is with this sexy beast in the pic!! Is that some sort of a true ratrod-ish deal, or a super high end build that is made to look ratrod? It's a fine looking machine either way.
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Obviously I can't help with anything here, but I am curious what the scoop is with this sexy beast in the pic!! Is that some sort of a true ratrod-ish deal, or a super high end build that is made to look ratrod? It's a fine looking machine either way.
that's a basically brand new car that's been intentionally 'distressed' to look that way.

i agree it's a cool car. but i sure as heck wouldn't spend that kind of money to have someone do that to my car when i can beat it up naturally for free. (all the new running gear and driveline would be nice tho.)
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Just lots of time and patience with the hammers to get the lips like that. The car was built by ROCS Motorsport in NJ. I met the owner at Hershey this year (he recognized me from youtube lol). Really nice dude.

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Just lots of time and patience with the hammers to get the lips like that. The car was built by ROCS Motorsport in NJ. I met the owner at Hershey this year (he recognized me from youtube lol). Really nice dude.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR28VzAqvKU
i knew it was a ROCS car. i kinda figured they were just pulled real well. more work than i think i want to do on these fenders when i know i want FG fenders once it runs.
Thanks for clearing that up!
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