My 68 RR finally has paint

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  1. Budnicks

    Budnicks I will apologize to everyone in advance

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    My long term project 1968 RR
    with A-12 lift-off hood 383/479ci-6bbl
    LL1 surf turquoise metallic,
    with black below the body line
    & a thin red accent line...
    {after being ultra flat black for 10 year}
    Still needs a cut & buff,
    but wanted to get it out & share

    New Halogen headlights &
    all new marker lights & taillight/backup bulbs etc.
    cleaned up the org. chrome & trim pieces a bit
    I'm still debating on putting the wheel well arch trim back on,
    maybe get new one the org.'s are a bit rough...

    So far I kind of like it with out the wheel well trim...

    Not show quality by any stretch,
    but looks decent for a garage paint job
    the engine bay is still old org. paint,
    I'll do that at a later time...

    never mind the date & time stamp
    it was 10-29-2017 1st time out in the sunlight

    68 RR LL1 10-29-2017 #1 DS frt.JPG

    68 RR LL1 10-29-2017 #2 DS rear.JPG

    68 RR LL1 10-29-2017 #3 PS rear.JPG

    68 RR LL1 10-29-2017 #4 PS frt.JPG

    68 RR #27 479ci-6bbl #6 AN spacers front.JPG

    68 RR #29 479ci-6bbl #6 AN lines & phenolic spacers ps.JPG

    68 RR #30 A-12 6bbl pan & fresh air air-cleaner w-phenolic spacers.JPG

    68 RR #16 Driveway front ds Apr 26 2011 Buddy #1.JPG
     
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  2. 69hemibeep

    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    Like the color!
     
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  3. dmartin

    dmartin Well-Known Member

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    Good looking paint scheme
     
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    quikbird Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. A little different and a good layout
     
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  5. ACME A12

    ACME A12 Plaid Sport Coat Wearing Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks sharp. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Basketcase

    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    now that is sweet! I've been in primer since 2012
     
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    quikbird Well-Known Member

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    and who's fault is that????? :poke: the old foot tapping guy would be better but this will do.
     
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    Danomt Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful car !!!!
     
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  9. Basketcase

    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    a lot of things...when my garage burned down and I lost my other runner plus my Uncle's 300, it was like a steel toed kick to the nuts. I mainly got the car I have now because it was a weird feeling not to have a Mopar muscle car for the first time in over 20 years. I was going thru the motions..but really into it. Took me a long time to get that feeling back....then I got my buddy to do the body work, and then he was diagnosed with COPD and couldn't spray iy. And a lot of body guys won't paint over someone else's work, so I said screw it and put the car back together again.
     
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    Good job Budnicks. Like the color.
     
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  11. sixgunrunner68

    sixgunrunner68 Well-Known Member

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    Looks great. Omit the wheel well trim.
     
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    Nicely done. I really like your wheel and tire combo, car has a great stance.
     
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  13. Budnicks

    Budnicks I will apologize to everyone in advance

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    Thanks people, for the compliments & advice
    I haven't been here in a while, I spend most my time on FBBO...

    IMO it looks better in photos than in person,
    a few flaws, some scratches under the clear
    I didn't/couldn't see, I'm hoping will go away after the
    wet-sanding/more cut & buff they won't be as noticeable
    my garage isn't lit right to do that stuff, I hate wearing glasses
    I don't usually need them except to read, but it always seems
    I have to wipe them off {sweat & dust} constantly to see too...
    IMO it's a bit blotchy for a lack of a better term,
    {it was kind of like that, from the factory, before I had the ultra flat black too}
    there no runs, no thin spots, plenty of paint, but
    just not what I expected...
    It maybe just the way the light hits it {?},
    it seems a lot better looking out in the sunshine,
    not so noticeable, than when it's in florescent lights of the garage...

    I forgot how difficult a metallic paint job was,
    but it'll do for now...
    Like I said it isn't show quality, by any stretch,
    just doesn't have the deep luster I was thinking,
    a little more cut & buff will probably help...

    if need be, if the cut & buff doesn't look much better
    I MAY EVEN DO ANOTHER COAT OF CLEAR, we'll see...
    {I'm not looking forward to that, I hope I don't need to}
    I has 3 coats now, acrylic lacquer, I can recoat anytime...
    IMO the 3rd coat "I think maybe {?} I was moving too fast",
    kind of went on too dry, if that makes any sense {?},
    it didn't gleam afterwards, like the 1st 2 coats did...
    I may just scuff, clean & degrease, the main body, so it'll bite,
    then tape/paper off all the windows, chrome, trim, wheel/tires,
    grill, mirrors etc., not completely take it all apart,
    plenty of clear under all the trim & bumpers etc...
    Seems like it's just really the top of the car trunk-lid & roof...
    But IF I do it, I might as well cover the whole car...

    Been a decade since I did a full paintjob,
    unfortunately it's a garage paintjob...LOL
    but;
    I'm loving it has the org. LL1 color again...

    It looks good driving down the road too,
    getting a shitload of thumbs up, from a mostly Ford & Chevy area...
    The CHP & Sheriff down the street both really like it,
    that always helps :)

    Thanks again...
     
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  14. Russ69Runner

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    Yea going to paint mine in the garage. Light is bad going to buy a few more lights before painting. Hang them down from the celling with wire so I get light to the side's. I would try buffing the parts that aren't shining. But if worst comes to worst start wet sanding it. Just to see if you are missing something. I know a lot of wet sanding goes into custom paint job. Hope you figure it out but all in all good looking car.
     

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