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PostPosted: June 12, 2012, 12:52 pm 
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It's as original too, very impressive.


Oops, tried to say "It's an original"....

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PostPosted: June 15, 2012, 10:55 pm 
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Thank you Marcus, It is an original.
Took the body home and SANDED for about 8 hours. Back to the booth Thursday morning and voila! Body is now in my garage to cure - Pacific Northwest weather is not conducive to paint curing.
Yes it is YELLOW.


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PostPosted: June 15, 2012, 10:57 pm 
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I like Yellow, it's easy to see! That's important in a small car.

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PostPosted: June 15, 2012, 11:59 pm 
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Yes it is YELLOW.


No Shite, Sherlock! That's Hairy Scarey Canary Yellow, iffen ever I saw it!!!
You is gonna need shades to drive, even in the rain! :rofl:

Looks good, actually, and like Carguy sez, that color will improve visibility.
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PostPosted: June 16, 2012, 2:30 am 
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The painter asked me to bring my "shades" when I picked up the body.
Light chrome yellow by PPG. Painter shot a catalyzed non sanding primer (white), then 3 coats of color (non catalyzed!) and 2 coats of a good catalyzed urethane clear. His comment was - 6 walkarounds.
I paid $550 which included $300 for material. Paint has become very expensive but I thought he did a great job at a very reasonable price.
There were a couple of spots of raw bondo and raw glass that were final sanded with 320 grit. They were covered perfectly with the finish. That surprised me.

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PostPosted: June 16, 2012, 4:13 am 
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hen hao, chengong! (very good, success!).


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PostPosted: June 16, 2012, 10:53 am 
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Almost, Cheapracer. but getting much closer.


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Driving and licensed on the road is the ultimate, the rest is just fussy details and shiny bits so give yourself a pat on the back :cheers:


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Thanks for taking the time to meet today. I had a great time talking cars and other stuff. You have one heck-of-a nice car with some very ingenious solutions too. Your craftsmanship certainly shows this is not your first build. I'm looking forward to seeing the finishing bits as they get done. :cheers:

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Thank you for coming by! Good conversation and a great afternoon. AND thanks for the help/insight with the Megasquirt!!

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Awwww, dang.... :cry: Y'all had a party at Kartracer's shop and I didn't get to come!?!?! :cry: I'm jealous!

Just kiddin... :mrgreen:
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I think I saw your car this past weekend. I was vacationing in Victoria, coming back into WA into Port Angeles. I saw what appeared to be your car when I was getting off the ferry.

Had to be you now that I look at the rear pictures again. Very cool car to see in person.

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Saturday?? I was in the Oldtimers Northwest rod run and stopped at Dairy Queen (across from the Victoria Ferry) for a Pineapple malt!!
Would have been good to get together.

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yes, it was Saturday. I knew something was going on with all the nice cars headed to and in and around Victoria, but since I was not a local, I had no idea. I was stuck in the ferry line and noticed your car, but couldn't really go anywhere. Your car is impressive in person (even if at a distance).

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