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    Thread: Just bought a '75 Swallowtail from the...fourth owner ;)

    1. Member clintg60-16v's Avatar
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      04-11-2008 11:18 PM #76
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      Picked up some essentials today...

      And...prep work should be finished tomorrow.


      And look, another set of fake BBS's.
      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

    2. 04-12-2008 12:31 AM #77
      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...e.jpg[/img]
      Awesome looking car. The rabbit that made me fall in love with MK1 VWs was just like the one you've found

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      04-17-2008 09:36 PM #78
      Quote, originally posted by clintg60-16v »
      Seriously, this car will be driven to Treffen, Effingham IL, all long jaunts. Little tires won't cut it.

      Seriously, when you are up here next time I hope we are still on for a game of switch cars for the day
      It is looking GOOD [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Activity is not on my list of activities.

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      04-20-2008 10:06 PM #79

      The hood is now straight.

      After purchasing three different doors, I'm sticking with the original.

      Had it put on a frame rack to relieve the stress in the damaged area. Rebent the hinges. Here it is, test-fit. Shuts perfectly now. It's off the car now, and I'll return it to the bodyshop on the way to work tomorrow.



      Done until next weekend. Other things on the plate.
      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

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      04-21-2008 08:38 PM #80
      That ding on the door should buff right out. Lookin' good man. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      04-26-2008 07:41 PM #81
      Getting ready to paint...um, in about 45 minutes!
      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

    7. 04-26-2008 07:45 PM #82
      no ****, I want pics....HAVE FUN....jealous

    8. 04-26-2008 10:22 PM #83
      Awesome...

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      04-26-2008 11:40 PM #84
      Interesting time. After 3 hours all that's done are the jambs, window areas, the back of the hood, back of the hatch, and the roof.
      The roof and the hood underside look like absolute sh**. More orange peel than a cratefull of Sunkists.
      My gun was spitting paint unless I set it to flow like an airbrush.
      I'm thinking that the 8:1:1 ratio that Napa gave me for the paint mix is bad. Everywhere else gave me 8:2:1 ratio for paint/ reducer/ activator.
      Tomorrow I'll try the 8:2:1 ratio. Maybe the paint is too thick. I've tried every adjustment under the sun for the gun, and the gun was brand new.
      Anyway, paint must be done tomorrow.
      The doors will wait til next week, as the drivers door is still in repair. If the shell gets sprayed tomorrow I can put in the windows and dash next weekend.
      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

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      04-27-2008 12:56 AM #85
      Hope everything works great for you!
      Don't break my heart with your common sense.

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      04-27-2008 02:36 AM #86
      Quote, originally posted by clintg60-16v »
      Interesting time. After 3 hours all that's done are the jambs, window areas, the back of the hood, back of the hatch, and the roof.
      The roof and the hood underside look like absolute sh**. More orange peel than a cratefull of Sunkists.
      My gun was spitting paint unless I set it to flow like an airbrush.
      I'm thinking that the 8:1:1 ratio that Napa gave me for the paint mix is bad. Everywhere else gave me 8:2:1 ratio for paint/ reducer/ activator.
      Tomorrow I'll try the 8:2:1 ratio. Maybe the paint is too thick. I've tried every adjustment under the sun for the gun, and the gun was brand new.
      Anyway, paint must be done tomorrow.
      The doors will wait til next week, as the drivers door is still in repair. If the shell gets sprayed tomorrow I can put in the windows and dash next weekend.

      the best advice i can give you is to go to http://www.ppgrefinish.com and look up the exact product you are using. it will have plenty of subcategories for you to look into, including the Omni line of products. its much easier to get the information from the source directly so no misinformation is given. hope this helps you out
      ignorance is bliss

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      04-27-2008 08:53 AM #87
      Good site, thanks.
      Everything regarding that PPG product tells me it's 8:1:1, so I'll stick to that.
      I'm thinking about running to Harbor Freight in the morning to buy a "traditional" pressurized-canister-type spray gun. I'm using an HVLP gun for acrylic enamel; thought it'd be OK. I'm out of patience with the thing
      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

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      04-27-2008 11:52 AM #88
      Oh, you're using a harbor freight gun? That'd do it.
      Don't break my heart with your common sense.

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      04-27-2008 12:30 PM #89
      If I was a pro, I'd invest in a nicer gun.

      Since this is a one-time shot, I'm not looking for a durable gun. Just one that works, once.
      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

    15. 04-27-2008 12:40 PM #90
      Yea, you dont want your gun to f up half way through the first coat of clear. Happened to me and it has been a nightmare to wetsand out. May have to repaint my car if I want it perfect.

    16. 04-27-2008 12:53 PM #91
      clint, is the peel you are talking about really fine and rough looking? sorta like the texture is really close together? sounds like you may be spraying it a little dry. have you gotten any runs?
      and charged. people on here always say wetsand wetsand wetsand. screw that. get some 1500 on a da, then hit that with wet 3000, then buff it. itll be smooth and great and your done in only a few hours tops.

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      04-27-2008 02:20 PM #92
      I'm slacking. No clearcoat. Only acrylic enamel. Just like the old days.
      Pics up shortly. The new gun worked much better. Fine orange peel over some of the car, but good coverage. The coat's good enough for me to put in the windows and dash Friday night.
      Will wet-sand in a few weeks.
      Still need to shoot doors and hood next week. I'm out of paint!
      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

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      04-27-2008 02:39 PM #93

      Saturday afternoon.


      Cursed HVLP gun on Saturday night. Had to sand everything down on Sunday morning, again.


      Sunday afternoon. Needs wet-sanding. Fun times next weekend... I'll sand the bad paint from the underside of the hood, and make another go of it next Saturday for the bolt-on panels.
      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

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      04-27-2008 04:16 PM #94
      nice, mine is the same but had no motor and is a stick, don't know if i want to keep the original chrome-yellow but from the looks of the color all painted and on the car it looks like sex on wheels.

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      04-27-2008 04:41 PM #95
      nice [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      04-27-2008 05:32 PM #96
      ditto [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      05-03-2008 12:05 AM #97
      My driver's door still isn't back from the bodyshop yet. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]
      I decided to pass the time by sanding down the entire body with 400-grit. I have a nice basecoat on there, so the final spray should turn out better.
      Bought more paint; tomorrow morning "take 2"....
      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

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      05-04-2008 09:29 PM #98

      Today's update...

      A little better. New dash was installed today. Done til next weekend...
      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

    24. 05-04-2008 09:51 PM #99
      I've been watching the thread and I must say I was wondering if we were gonna get an update this weekend . lol
      Looks great man! can't wait till it's together.

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      05-04-2008 10:00 PM #100
      Man I love that color! Looking good overall...love the wheels too.

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