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« Reply #300 on: August 01, 2017, 12:35:50 PM »

Cutting and buffing in the Houston summer heat is no fun, but I got it done.   I tried to take a closeup of the top of the driver quarter to compare to my earlier post but I don't know if you can tell a difference.  I can, all the trash, orange peel and most other defects are gone.  Still some dimples and very light scratches here and there.  

Pic#1 is the closeup of the quarter.
Pic#2 is the whole car.  Even my wife thinks it looks better and she thought I was crazy for going thru this step.

I ended up using the wool pad on each area 3 or 4 times (like Hemi-Hampton said) before moving on to the next step.  Using it just once left more fine scratches in the paint then I could tolerate.

Thanks to all of you for helping me through this difficult process, especially to Hemi-hampton, Patronus, Charger-Bodie and CDR.  I wonder how it would have turned out if you hadn't chimed in.


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« Reply #301 on: August 01, 2017, 12:47:47 PM »

So now I need to do a little research on here to figure what paint to  use on the tail panel.
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« Reply #302 on: August 01, 2017, 06:58:38 PM »

Looks good, and yes, we can see the difference just by looking at the sail panel area. 2thumbs 2thumbs
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« Reply #303 on: August 01, 2017, 07:09:39 PM »

it looks AWESOME !!!!!!  if it where me I would get a qt of summit hot rod black single stage, it is a catalyzed paint & very durable. others will have a different opinion.
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« Reply #304 on: August 01, 2017, 08:00:23 PM »

"I ended up using the wool pad on each area 3 or 4 times (like Hemi-Hampton said) before moving on to the next step.  Using it just once left more fine scratches in the paint then I could tolerate.

Thanks to all of you for helping me through this difficult process, especially to Hemi-hampton, Patronus, Charger-Bodie and CDR.  I wonder how it would have turned out if you hadn't chimed in."



 2thumbs Looks nice now. Glad I could help. LEON. 2thumbs
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« Reply #305 on: August 02, 2017, 07:37:34 AM »

Great work!!  drool5  cheers
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« Reply #306 on: August 23, 2017, 01:55:26 PM »

it looks AWESOME !!!!!!  if it where me I would get a qt of summit hot rod black single stage, it is a catalyzed paint & very durable. others will have a different opinion.

Did you use the satin or matte?   Black primer underneath?
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« Reply #307 on: August 23, 2017, 07:25:57 PM »

you should be able to just sand the clear & paint on the hotrod black.  Satin
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« Reply #308 on: August 24, 2017, 06:35:17 AM »

you should be able to just sand the clear & paint on the hotrod black.  Satin

OK, I got the clear sanded.  Something wrong with the Summit web site, couldn't get their paint but Eastwood has the same so got a quart of theirs.  Thanks Charlie.
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« Reply #309 on: August 24, 2017, 06:43:24 AM »

you should be able to just sand the clear & paint on the hotrod black.  Satin

OK, I got the clear sanded.  Something wrong with the Summit web site, couldn't get their paint but Eastwood has the same so got a quart of theirs.  Thanks Charlie.

dont forget the activator.
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« Reply #310 on: August 24, 2017, 08:06:57 AM »

you should be able to just sand the clear & paint on the hotrod black.  Satin

OK, I got the clear sanded.  Something wrong with the Summit web site, couldn't get their paint but Eastwood has the same so got a quart of theirs.  Thanks Charlie.

dont forget the activator.

Yeah, bought a kit with paint, catalyst and some reducer.  About $70 shipped.
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« Reply #311 on: October 26, 2017, 02:10:53 PM »

Got the tail panel looking like I want.  I used Eastwood's Satin black.  I thought the satin was still too glossy so I wet sanded with 1000, then 1500, then 2000  to get even more of the gloss out.  I stopped at 2000 because the paint was really smooth and still mostly flat.  Looks pretty close to me. (pic #1)

I think I'll put the tail trim on now.  (pic #2)

And, forgot to mention, put the door and trunk gaskets on.  I rolling now!!


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« Reply #312 on: October 26, 2017, 02:30:09 PM »

Looking great!!  cheers cheers popcrn
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« Reply #313 on: October 26, 2017, 04:26:52 PM »

just asking, is the black supposed to go past the outside of the trim ?
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« Reply #314 on: October 26, 2017, 08:18:46 PM »

just asking, is the black supposed to go past the outside of the trim ?

Good question.  I just assumed it went right up to the quarter extension.  There is a little space between the chrome trim and the tail panel extension.  I painted mine black.    Is that the space you're talking about?
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« Reply #315 on: October 26, 2017, 10:38:50 PM »

just asking, is the black supposed to go past the outside of the trim ?

Good question.  I just assumed it went right up to the quarter extension.  There is a little space between the chrome trim and the tail panel extension.  I painted mine black.    Is that the space you're talking about?

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« Reply #316 on: October 27, 2017, 02:09:38 PM »

The tape line should be under the chrome eyebrow trim.   

For reassurance that what I know to be true, is true (and having just spent 3 days reading most of Geno's build thread), about 1/10 down the page and also about 3/4 down the page:
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,48725.1175.html
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« Reply #317 on: October 27, 2017, 03:34:24 PM »

The tape line should be under the chrome eyebrow trim.   

For reassurance that what I know to be true, is true (and having just spent 3 days reading most of Geno's build thread), about 1/10 down the page and also about 3/4 down the page:
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,48725.1175.html

Yeap, I see it.  Nothing I am willing to do about it now so it's going to stay the way it is till next paint job (if that ever happens.  Roll Eyes  )
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« Reply #318 on: November 03, 2017, 08:38:01 AM »

It may not end up looking that bad, as it might end up looking like just a continuation of the gap between the trunk lid and the chrome trim/tail panel. 
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« Reply #319 on: November 03, 2017, 09:05:54 AM »

It may not end up looking that bad, as it might end up looking like just a continuation of the gap between the trunk lid and the chrome trim/tail panel.  

Yes, you almost have to squat down and look in that particular spot to see it. 99.9% of folks won't look and most of those won't know it's wrong.  I have been looking around on this site and I seen several other cars that have made the same mistake.  I'm not going to spend any worry time over it.
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« Reply #320 on: November 03, 2017, 02:11:09 PM »

It may not end up looking that bad, as it might end up looking like just a continuation of the gap between the trunk lid and the chrome trim/tail panel.  

Yes, you almost have to squat down and look in that particular spot to see it. 99.9% of folks won't look and most of those won't know it's wrong.  I have been looking around on this site and I seen several other cars that have made the same mistake.  I'm not going to spend any worry time over it.

I wouldn't worry too much about the "correctness". I did the blackout treatment on the tail light panel of my 70, that never even had that as an option. But that's the way I wanted it to look.
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