started to work on the bird a little
bin awhile we had to put in a little time for the boss
the abs is working like new thanks to the big e
nick has bin driving it around the lot he said it run and shifts great so now in to the body work he striped all the parts down to the bear medal and here are some pics
hood was a little rough i wasn't thinking when nick asked if he could strip it to wow took off most of the gel coat we worked on the hood for a week sand it claen regelcoat it then bondo and block it out
Looks great Chris. Nick has been busy for sure working on that car. It is going to look great!
I have two questions though.... why strip the car to bare metal? I don't remember that car having a ton of paint on it to start with. Generally if the factory paint/base isn't lifting from the metal or rusting just use it as a foundation. Why use zinc chromate as your new base? Everything I have read has stated to use an epoxy primer instead. The epoxy primer is water proof and you can put almost anything over it. Where zinc chromate is a little less tollerant to some top coats. On my project 69 Cougar I started out using zinc chromate and later switched to DP90 epoxy primer to cover bare metal. I now know older bare metal shouldn't be covered with zinc chromate. Newer bare metal is better suited for zinc chromate primer.
Oh and a third question.... where is your resporator
thanks i hope it will look good i am not a very good body man and i think with all the time nick is putting in its going to look great
OK now to the respirator i was holing my breath just showing nick how to do the sunroof jam that and a door hinge is the only thing i got to paint on the body
we striped it down because the paint was not good
the two doors and quarters have bin repainted and not good + it was hit in the left quarter and i wanted to see how bad it was so we striped all the bondo off i did a little hammer and dolly work and put the bondo back on
now as for the zinc i am a old fart this is the way i was tough to treat bare metal
its self etching zinc and its just one thin coat and then three coats of epoxy primer
Chris.... I'm a little concerned with this statement regarding the use of epoxy primer over zinc phosphate.... from what I've read and understand epoxy primer and zinc are not compatible. They don't play well together. I hope I'm wrong but if I were you I'd talk to your paint supplier. I understand zinc phosphate should only be over coated with 2K primer, sealer, and top coats whether they be lacquers, enamel, or urethanes.