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Quarter panels ready for seal
Quarters almost done.
D822 primer is SOOO nice! Goes on so thick but flashes in 5 minutes at 75 degrees. Ready to sand in 1 hour. BEST Epoxy primer I've found to date. Pricey but eliminates the need for 2K urethane or putty since this stuff will fill 36 grit sand scratches.

Block sanding with 180 next and then seal coat and final DA with 320.
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Wheel tubes will accomodate 34530X20 14" wide tires.
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Custom 1968 Shelby rear going in next with sequenctial LED (custom built)lights and a special backup assembly. Laser cut rear bezel to give it that ultra modern look.
Stay tuned

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Looking great
I am tuned!

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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Looking great Phill, nice work.

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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

Looks good.
Thanks guys. Since this car is going to be black, the car has to be super straight. If you think about it, all you are looking at when you look at a black car is the prep quality, not the color. The ONLY way to make a perfectly straight black that I have have found is to NOT use urethane primer AND make certain you use a GOOD filler. I use 3m Marson platinum plus. If you put the can in the sun for an hour before use, it will be the consistency of peanut butter when applied. Let it totally shrink up before priming. I wait at least 24 hours.

Next use a SANDABLE epoxy primer. PPG D822 is the ticket. Ive tried all the cheaper brands, they dont compare, build, sand or adhere like D822.
Although you can dry sand it like butter with NO loading after an hour, if you wait 24 hours, ALL the shrinkage is done, unlike urethane that takes up to a year to shrink totally. I get 12 mils of fill with three heavy coats which takes care of slight lows that will always show up on black cars. If you are painting a white or light colored car, you can get away with these lows and no one will ever notice. NOT with black. I then block the vehicle with a powered 17" sraightline sander with 320 dry. Be very careful to keep the sander moving at all times and to vary angles of your passes. This way you can make any panel with slight curves as straight as a mirror. While shooting, site the panel and its reflection for straightness. Having such a high build with no shrinkage eliminates the need for glazing putty and since PPG D822 is an Epoxy, it maintains its shape for years to come. I love black cars, but what anyone really is loving is the super straight prep job underneath.

BTW, this was the first pass of primer. If you notice on the back of the passenger side wheel well there was a high spot that needed to be addressed before continuing. On a black car it would have ruined that sides look. I had to fix this before continuing. I'll send you the revised pics later to compare the before and after.If the metal is peeking out of a filled area and is slightly too high, you are forced to using a small hammer to get it down, working slowly and lightly to fix these slight imperfections. Ideally this would have been caught long before prime, but when you get old like me, sometimes you miss stuff Sad. A shrinking disc would have been my preferred tool but the heat would destroy the fillers adhesion requiring a lot more work.

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