New Owner, 70' Fasty

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Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Post by wdollie6 » Sat Sep 03, 2022 5:32 pm

An update, finally was able to paint the doors and back lid. I had been procrastinating for some time as I had never actually painted before other than spray can. I watched a "pro" do it with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, no respirator, but other than that had not even witnessed the process other than videos.

So, I bought an Atom X20 spray gun, mixed up some gray epoxy primer from Restoration Shop and off I went. Plenty of first time mistakes; wrong adapter for quick cup system so had to use the screw on that came with the gun (what a mess) didn't maintain distance and speed while painting, didn't mix enough epoxy, the humidity and temperature were high and the list goes on. Regardless I have now broken through the hidden barrier... fear! Overall the parts came out reasonably well, my son was actually impressed, kids am I right. The biggest issue I have to deal with is excessive orange peel/ripples in one spot, thank god this is a sandable epoxy primer, hopefully will be able to clean that up fairly quickly. The body work I had done, another first, looks reasonably good although I see one spot that will need some love.
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Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Post by wdollie6 » Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:09 am

With the successful priming of the doors and trunk lid I moved to the front fenders. The drivers side was in great shape, the passengers not so good, just the opposite for rear fenders but those will be dealt with next. One question I have with regards to the inside of the fenders is what do people use to seal these up as they already have undercoating that even after wire brushing and scraping the material is stuck solid? My though was to treat with rust converter then add truck bed liner to seal it up, anyone done that?

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Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Post by wdollie6 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:42 am

Some updated pics, from several weeks ago. Since then have finished passenger front fender with rear passenger fender underway. Next step will be to pull the body and clean up any remaining rust around the pan edges, finish running brake lines and final chassis paint. The long, long, process continues. We will persevere.
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