The Paint Floors - Spridget

08/26/11

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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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