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Old 06-18-2017, 08:53 PM   #671
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The passenger side fender came in Friday.

This weekend was focused on getting the hood ready for epoxy primer. Anyone that has completely paint stripped and sanded by hand to bare metal the underside of a '57 hood should get a medal, because there are so many surfaces, corners, edges etc. I spent a solid two and a half days just stripping the hood. Before I started, I was tempted to just drop it off at the media blaster, but the middle of that hood is totally unsupported and featureless, and I worried it might come back warped.

Underside at the epoxy primer stage. You can see in the background the new driver's side fender. I had it delivered to my house, with no signature required. My bad. It sustained some shipping damage that required repair. I smartened up when I ordered the passenger fender and had it delivered to my work, with a signature required. That way, I could pull it out of the box and inspect it while the driver was standing there. That fender arrived in perfect condition.


Top side with epoxy and two coats of high build primer.


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The passenger side fender came in Friday.

This weekend was focused on getting the hood ready for epoxy primer. Anyone that has completely paint stripped and sanded by hand to bare metal the underside of a '57 hood should get a medal, because there are so many surfaces, corners, edges etc. I was tempted to just drop it off at the media blaster, but the middle of that hood is totally unsupported and featureless, and I worried it might come back warped.
That's the best way to avoid a warped part. Don't ask me how I know....
You now don't ever have to worry about leaving finger prints behind too.

I do know how tedious and time consuming that kind of stuff takes but the results definitely show. Nice Job!
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