Sunday, October 29, 2017

You Guessed It... More Dust

I got a little farther on the filler this weekend.  The car south of the firewall is pretty much done and sanded to 120 grit, with only some minor touchups required.

Next stop: fenders and hood (or, wings and bonnet for you Brits out there).
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Sunday, October 22, 2017

A Finer Grain

I spent time this weekend sanding with 120 grit and identifying areas for touchup.  Fortunately, there aren't very many--I seem to be getting the hang of this filler stuff.

I also did a little work on the driver's side front fender (screwing up an old repair, fixing it, and cleaning up some welds) as well as fixing the driver's side door where it cracked (again) by welding in a patch.

All in all, not much done but enough that I can move on to applying filler to the sills and the front end next weekend.

No pretty pictures since it basically looks the same.
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Great Progress Continues

Last Sunday and this Sunday have been very productive.

I managed to get most of the car in filler from the A posts back and sanded to 80 grit, with all panels pretty flat (having used a guide coat) and lining up pretty well.





It's not going to be perfect, and that's OK.  I think it's pretty darn good.

There's lots to do yet, including tackling the front fenders and hood (or should I say, wings and bonnet) and the front valance.  After that, I get to fill in all the imperfections and pipnholes (of which there are few; this 3M Platinum filler's good stuff).  THEN, I can be done enough to get the painter to come and tell me how screwed up it all is.

I'm guessing 3 weekends to get that all done.  That's not too far off my plan.  Maybe I can get it painted by Christmastime.
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Making Dust

I feel like all I do is make dust when I work on the Midget these days.  I put on filler, then I sand most of it off.  However, this time I feel like I actually did something right.

I had purchased some guide coat paint a while back and I finally broke open the package today.  It's neat.  It's like spray paint but comes out in a very fine mist, just enough to make it look dirty.  Then,  you sand.  The spots that look dirty when you're done sanding are low spots that need filler.

I used it on the fender and the door, and have successfully removed all the low spots with no high spots anywhere.  It's a nice, even surface and should be ready for primer after sanding with 180 grit.

I did work a little on the A post and the rear deck, just to get started there... so far, not bad.

Maybe I can finally work on some other part of the car now. :)
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