Archive for the ‘Paint’ Category

Hood IV

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The phoenix graphic was modified slightly to simplify the overall design.  The modified image was cut on a vinyl plotter and transferred to the hood.The pinstripe on the stock graphic was removed and a dark candy gold was filled in its place.


Hood III

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

More work on the hood.  A little more filler, etch primer, and then K36 high build primer.  Underside also received etch primer followed by a few coats of Sem’s Rustshield.


Hood I

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

The Trans Am hood was seemingly in good shape with only a few small patches of surface rust.  However soda blasting revealed a rusted imprint from where the hood decal once resided.   Most of the rust was removed mechanically and then followed up by chemical rust removal in the deeper pits.


Bumper Flex

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

These bumper covers are a real pain to work with.  I used a local shop to soda blast these and a few other pieces to make quick work of the stripping process.  A little work was required with the DA sander to smooth out some texture left by the blasting and to remove some left over paint in some areas.  Though this was the easy part.  The real challenge is making these pieces rigid enough so the primer and paint don’t crack when they’re flexed during handling and assembly.  The first attempt was unsuccessful so the majority of K36 primer (which included a flex additive by-the-way) was sanded off.

The next attempt will be to fasten some particle board to some of the mounting locations of the bumper in order to create a make-shift frame.  Next, in addition to PPG’s flex additive, the K36 will be thinned considerably in order to limit the build-up.


Door Sanding and Polishing

Sunday, June 10th, 2012