All was going well, until we went to spray the main body. Started out looking good, then out came some fish-eye's in the paint! Shop had degreased and wiped down the car, new air hose, filter on the compressor with new desiccant, temperature in the room at 79 degrees, chasis of car at same temperature. All of this was the same process as successfully used on the bumpers and other loose pieces.
Simply, it just happened.
So, I am buying new paint and the car is being sanded again. Not fully down to bare metal or primer, just to below the imperfections in the paint. Car will then get a new coat.
Painter turned his focus on doors, hood, deck lid and bumpers and sprayed on 3 coats of Irish Green. I am so happy with the color match. Keep in mind this color changes by they type of light and sometimes looks quite dark and other times lighter with a tint of yellow. This lighting is florescent and photos taken with my cell phone. All that being said, I am very pleased at the match to the original color.
Plan is to spray the body chassis within a week or so.
Managed to polish up the luggage rack. I like the weathered look of the original ski straps. Suitcase is a recent purchase.
Delivered the paint to the shop today. Just a few minor touches being done in final preparation for painting. Dash, bumpers, hood, decklid and doors all scheduled to be painted in Irish Green this weekend. Car body will be done next week.
I will be doing all color sanding, so she comes home soon. .
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