|The Paint Floors - Spridget|
THE UNDERCOATING and PAINTING BEGINS
Now is where I really began to see some progress on the project. The body had been sanded and most of the ripples have been massaged out. Even though this is a track / limited street car I did not want to go the race route with no undercoating. I know that it adds weight, and that I will get many responses for adding a few pounds that are not needed, I still wanted to do this. I was very careful to spray very lightly and I did not glob it on.
I started with 3M body seam sealer. I love this stuff. Anywhere I saw spot welded seams, or overlapping panels I put a coat of sealer. I used a wet gloved finger to smooth it out and it came out looking great. It is almost sad to coat it with 3M undercoating material.
I put two thin coats on and let it dry/setup for a few weeks to make sure it was good and hard. The next step was to make it pretty.
It is almost starting to look like a car. I cannot wait. The color turned out great, and the PPG product is so easy to spray beautifully. It is a non clear coat polyurethane, that you can add the Concept clear coat to for exceptional shine.
As you can see it is really starting to look good. I have coated the floor and the engine bay with three color coats that look wonderful. The car is moving along. As I have been painting during the days, I have also been cleaning parts during the evening getting ready to start assembling the car.
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