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8/2/14 11:16am - Original Message: 'Need help with prep work'
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I sanded entire front end and filled large problem areas.  I then resanded.  I removed the hood and shot it with primer and sanded again to smooth out...see pics.  Look at the pics, should I sand to the gel coat or first layer of primer?  Please tell me no and all I need to do is shoot more primer and sand.  I'm a newbie at this and and not looking for a perfect paint job.  Couple of pics of the hood:








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8/2/14 12:43pm - Reply: 'Re: Need help with prep work'
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I would rub it down using a long block,like 18''till you can just see base showing tru. then reprime

and guide coat it and rub again with long block .

Is that crazing in old paint? if so rub it till it's clear.or it will break thru down the line.



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8/2/14 1:06pm - Reply: 'Re: Need help with prep work'
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OK, What grit should I use?  I don't want to scratch the crap out of it and make more work for myslef in the long run.

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8/2/14 1:20pm - Reply: 'Re: Need help with prep work'
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240-320 dry rub before priming,after priming 320-400 grit.

I like dry  rub.no water toblow out when you paint.

first coat I'd use a epoxy primer.it sticks well.then regular hibuild primer.

if you need to rub the epoxy,dont leave it too long as it dries very hard.



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8/2/14 4:48pm - Reply: 'Re: Need help with prep work'
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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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And if you really mess up the hood, I have my stock '81 hood you can have. That just would need a scuff and shoot the color. 

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8/2/14 6:00pm - Reply: 'Re: Need help with prep work'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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Sarge81 said: And if you really mess up the hood, I have my stock '81 hood you can have. That just would need a scuff and shoot the color. 


On my way to pick it up!LOL

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8/2/14 6:09pm - Reply: 'Re: Need help with prep work'
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how far are you taking  it? are you top coating too?




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8/2/14 6:26pm - Reply: 'Re: Need help with prep work'
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DAVE!
Wish you had mentioned you were guna sand the whole car, I have a complete set of blocking boards!!!
ebo 


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8/2/14 6:49pm - Reply: 'Re: Need help with prep work'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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Going to the original paint...so far.  Only have about a third done, which I am  happy about.  

No worries Eboman!  Thanks for the offer.


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8/2/14 9:57pm - Reply: 'Re: Need help with prep work'
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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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Bring sanding blocks and beer to the next get-together.  It will look like the Overhauling show with someone on every panel scuffing away!

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8/2/14 10:46pm - Reply: 'Re: Need help with prep work'
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johnu said: Bring sanding blocks and beer to the next get-together.  It will look like the Overhauling show with someone on every panel scuffing away!


Only problem with that is that I'd rather spend the time driving with everyone.  

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In the words of Zora Arkus-Duntov "Is your seat belt fastened? Alright, Let's go"


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8/3/14 7:55am - Reply: 'Re: Need help with prep work'
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dads2vette said:
johnu said: Bring sanding blocks and beer to the next get-together.  It will look like the Overhauling show with someone on every panel scuffing away!


Only problem with that is that I'd rather spend the time driving with everyone.  


Well we could make it a "rolling project." Sand a little…drive a little and repeat. Then maybe we could have it complete by the end of the trip. Clown



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GEN III 5.7L "LS6" Engine swap
TKO500 5 spd.
3.54 Dana 44
'69 "N11" Sidepipes
Borgeson Steering Box
Born 8/1981
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8/3/14 9:40am - Reply: 'Re: Need help with prep work'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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You know, if Dick brings both his vettes I can drive the C7 while we work on mine!!Big smile

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In the words of Zora Arkus-Duntov "Is your seat belt fastened? Alright, Let's go"


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