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Old 10-14-2019, 02:57 PM   #1081
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Brief update. I purchased a new media blaster from Harbor Freight.
https://www.harborfreight.com/110-lb...ter-69724.html

Using Black Aluminum Oxide media, I stripped clean the exterior toe board, the front braces, the sides of the firewall, and the panels where the door hinges bolt up to. The blaster worked well, and got the job done fairly quickly. The next day, I epoxy primed the blasted areas. I can now say that every inch of the exterior of the body has been stripped to bare metal, and epoxy primed.

The weather here in Tampa is finally starting to cool down some, and the humidity is dropping as well, so, I got back to the body work by doing some filling/blocking/priming on the tail panel. I ended the weekend with shooting 3 coats of high build primer on it, and dusted it with a guide coat. I'll do the final blocking on it next weekend.

I've made a change in my choice for the exterior paint color. I've decided to paint the car black. For some reason, I just wasn't feeling the Torch Red for this car, and no other reds grabbed my attention, either. So, when in doubt, black it out!

I sent the throttle body and the alternator bracket out to Mirror Finish Polishing. I'll post pics of them tomorrow night.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:29 PM   #1082
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black(my fav color) should look great Dave. .... got to get to my local HF, luv walking around that place.
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Be sure to block sand 28 more times.
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Cool, only 26 more to go!
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It's hard to walk out of there empty handed!
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After taking a bunch of pics from different angles, I've come to the conclusion that polished or chrome parts don't photograph well! These pics really don't do justice to the really nice polish job on these parts.



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Mirror Finish Polishing has been doing some nice work for you!
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They are very good, and having them polish the parts is a HUGE time saver for me.
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Just spent 4 hours reading every word of your build.

Thank you for the taking the serious amount of time documenting this for us.

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