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Sail Panel Graphics

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

The custom phoenix graphics were pre-cut with a vinyl plotter on Artool’s Automask film.  This was a two step process in which the inner wings were airbrushed with House of Kolor’s “Pagan Gold”.  The outer lines were painted with HoK’s “Goldmine”.   With all of airbrushing finally out of the way, the car is ready for a coat of clear.

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Color Sanding

Monday, October 24th, 2011

The shine was knocked off of the paint with 1500 grit paper in preparation for the two birds to be painted on the sail panels.

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Body Paint

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

The body was painted with PPG’s Concept single stage paint.

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Buffing

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

The clear was sanded with 1500 grit paper around the lettering to smooth out the surface.  The sanding scratches were then buffed smooth.  The entire panel will be sanded with 2000 grit and then buffed again once the fender is back on the car.

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Custom Phoenix Graphic

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The phoenix graphic on the hood and sail panel was redesigned to update the overall look to match the lettering.  The inner pin stripes in the wings were removed to simplify the graphic.  The phoenix outline was sprayed with “Goldmine” from House of Kolor.  The inner parts of the wings where the pin strip used to be was sprayed with a darker candy “Pagan Gold” also from House of Kolor.  The “Pagan Gold” only really shows up in direct sunlight which gives a good depth to the graphic.

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