84832 '58 Speedster strip down pre paint.

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Re: Moving forward with paint job Speedster.

#31 Post by Jim Morris »

Steve Proctor cites incompetent sanding. The doors should be sanded off of the car. When sanded properly the door should be essentially flat left to right when finished with no recess except for slight "easing" (to hold paint) at the very edges.

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#32 Post by Steve Raucher »

Well after trying heat gun, then stripper for paint, I fell back to orbital sander 80 grit.
Made a dent today.
Confirmed car had original Ruby then yellow then Tangerine finally dark blue and even original primer.
The work continues.
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#33 Post by Peter Silten »

Steve, ruby red is a lovely color. Here is a photo of my D; ruby red with a black interior. You are welcome to stop by and see it in person.
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Re: Moving forward with paint job Speedster.

#34 Post by Martin Benade »

Are the inner hinges still bolted in?
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Re: Moving forward with paint job Speedster.

#35 Post by Steve Raucher »

Martin,
I counted the shims and removed doors via bolt then popped out the hinge easy peasy.
Will go back together in reverse do not anticipate any drama as this 356 has had a well healed life.
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Re: Moving forward with paint job Speedster.

#36 Post by Martin Benade »

Oh, you are in for a job there. You’ll make it though.
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Re: Moving forward with paint job Speedster.

#37 Post by Dave Erickson »

Steve, if you ask a question then ignore all the advice, so be it. That is how life’s lessons are learned.

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84832 '58 Speedster strip down pre paint.

#38 Post by Steve Raucher »

Hello all,
Figured this is the right forum here to continue showing progress on my Speedster.
Parts stripped off and most paint four colors and prime. Almost fifty years since last paint dark blue by thieves.
Just the dash and some jams to due may have the shop finish it.
Stay tuned for more updates when I have them.
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#39 Post by Steve Raucher »

Here are some pictures.
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Re: 84832 '58 Speedster strip down pre paint.

#40 Post by Dave Erickson »

Looking good, Steve. How are you controlling all that sanding dust?

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Re: 84832 '58 Speedster strip down pre paint.

#41 Post by Steve Raucher »

Dave,
Orbital sander has small bag. First sander failed just as I was finishing was replaced with new like sander.
Plastic covering interior. Then my corded garden air blower to blow it all out.
Still dust lingers in garage, house and likely my lungs even though I wore a mask most of the time.
Went through at least 120 6” sanding disks and 3/4 gallon Kleen Strip paint remover.
 

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Re: 84832 '58 Speedster strip down pre paint.

#42 Post by Martin Benade »

Every time I’ve stripped a car I’ve vowed to never do another one. Obviously this hasn’t really worked out.
You are doing a good job. It looks like you are learning to be more of a hands-on guy. That’s very good.
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Re: 84832 '58 Speedster strip down pre paint.

#43 Post by Steve Raucher »

Thanks Martin,
Windshield trim and posts out for chrome.
Hood, doors, deck lid and bumpers to sandblaster.
Parts ordered twice from Stoddard.
The fun begins an about a month.
I have wanted to get involved like this for years.
Stay tuned.
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#44 Post by Dave Erickson »

Which sandblaster did you send them to?

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#45 Post by Steve Raucher »

Bills Sandblasting Salinas. He works with Empire in Sand City a lot. Will Epoxy primer parts as well.
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