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Re: Off to the paint shop!

#121 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:43 am

Martin Benade wrote:Now that you have raised the bar you will need a perfect set of Rudges - a big change to the budget.
It's a slippery slope, now the patina interior is going to look weird too, and then there is the flat floors....
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Re: Off to the paint shop!

#122 Post by Geoff Fleming » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:03 pm

Hmmm...with those problems, I'd better take it off your hands. My offer of $5,000. still stands. ( Of course, I expect you to deliver it at your expense.) Act now, avoid disappointment!

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#123 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:20 pm

Geoff Fleming wrote:Hmmm...with those problems, I'd better take it off your hands. My offer of $5,000. still stands. ( Of course, I expect you to deliver it at your expense.) Act now, avoid disappointment!
Ok, but are you still going to sell me the Carrera?
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#124 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:06 pm

Update, doors back on, decklid/hood next, then reassembly continues. Picking up Monday.
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#125 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:00 pm

Panels fit like they've never fit before, at least since I've owned the car.
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Re: Off to the paint shop!

#126 Post by Mark Sabbann » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:07 am

Adam Wright wrote:It's a slippery slope, now the patina interior is going to look weird too, and then there is the flat floors....
You mean you didn't plan on a faux patina exterior to go with the real patina interior?? It coulda been cool Adam, I don't know...
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Re: Off to the paint shop!

#127 Post by Adam Wright » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:44 am

Mark Sabbann wrote:
Adam Wright wrote:It's a slippery slope, now the patina interior is going to look weird too, and then there is the flat floors....
You mean you didn't plan on a faux patina exterior to go with the real patina interior?? It coulda been cool Adam, I don't know...
I sort of did, rather than go with a base coat clear coat I decided on a single stage enamel. I figured it wouldn't look all super shiny and over-restored like most of the 356's you see now.
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Re: Off to the paint shop!

#128 Post by Martin Benade » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:31 pm

It is really single stage enamel? What brand? Your painter is talented if he can make that look good. 30+ years ago, I could do it sometimes, but not every time.

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Re: Off to the paint shop!

#129 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:16 am

Ok, on the home stretch! Finished most of the car today at Brandon's, the car made it back to Unobtanium HQ late tonight. Tomorrow final work of bumpers, last of the side spears, and door guts, then on to Ocean City!!!!!
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Re: Off to the paint shop!

#130 Post by Joris Koning » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:31 am

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Re: Off to the paint shop!

#131 Post by Geoff Fleming » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:26 am

If anyone was going to make the deadline, I knew it would be you!

Excellent advice on the windshield sign...some years ago, I stripped an elderly friend's '64 cab in preparation for painting...all but the windshield was removed. I arrived the next afternoon, after work, to remove the glass and found the painter's had come a day early for the car. Of course, they broke the windshield trying to 'save the seal'.!!! This was a car the owner had purchased in 1965 and had not yet seen 50,000 miles on the odo. Windshield was a perfect original without a blemish. The shop also broke a replacement windshield when trying to re-install it.

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Re: Off to the paint shop!

#132 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:29 am

Geoff Fleming wrote:If anyone was going to make the deadline, I knew it would be you!

Excellent advice on the windshield sign...some years ago, I stripped an elderly friend's '64 cab in preparation for painting...all but the windshield was removed. I arrived the next afternoon, after work, to remove the glass and found the painter's had come a day early for the car. Of course, they broke the windshield trying to 'save the seal'.!!! This was a car the owner had purchased in 1965 and had not yet seen 50,000 miles on the odo. Windshield was a perfect original without a blemish. The shop also broke a replacement windshield when trying to re-install it.
The paint shop said it would be easier if they could remove the windshield and frame. Once I explained that known Porsche shops sometimes go through three windshields in Roadsters to try and get them to fit without cracking the shop quickly agreed this was the way to go. I also said do not use the frame to get out of the car. So he made the sign just to let everyone know, "DON'T TOUCH!!!"
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#133 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:07 pm

The only thing we ran out of time on was putting the new top on, I was confident we could put the old top back on, but wasn't up to the challenge of a new top.
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Re: Off to the paint shop!

#134 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:04 pm

Running on nothing but midnight oil and caffeine! 98% done, I have to button up the interior in the morning, but plan to be on the road to the ECH by noon!
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Re: Off to the paint shop!

#135 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:02 pm

The car is back in the shop where I can finish out the details I skipped last week. Also, if you look closely you can see the poster that acted as inspiration for the car.
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