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sp53
11-21-2017, 03:05 PM
Well I did some painting in my homemade crowded paint booth. The good thing is I am able to paint a panel in house because we are in the rainy season for a long time, months, and going outside is not going to work, Seattle area. One problem I had was I divided the apron into segments so I could envision the apron in smaller detail rather than looking at the whole thing and being overwhelmed by the size, and not being able to concentrate. The bad part is one of the markers I used was a very old one that said permeant marker and meant it. The lines blead through no matter how much primmer I put on. I sprayed the area 4 times with the paint knob turned out 3/1/2 times. The line would be gone then in a few minutes it would bleed though again. Thank God I only used that marker twice on the bottom to designate where I was going to stop with the glazing filler.

I used a piece of - 5 layer plywood cut into an inch strip and clamped it under the headlights for a straight bench mark and then walked it down to the mouth of the grill. I recommend using that technique because I could see each area left then right in small rectangles. In addition, I drew a center line then walked that off also. So my old carpenter days came in handy again.

PJ and John made me post
steve

CJD
11-21-2017, 03:28 PM
Yes, I did! With no projects I am living vicariously through Steve, David and Tush. And it's looking very nice!

Most of those markers are alcohol based, so a little rubbing alcohol should take them off. If not, lacquer thinner definitely will, but it could remove some primers, so you have to test it first.

M_Pied_Lourd
11-21-2017, 08:41 PM
Yes, markers are a bad idea. They will bleed through as you found out. You are starting with what I thought was the most difficult panel of them all :cool: I was less brave and started with the trunk lid...inside.

Keep posting. We all love to follow along

Cheers
Tush

Tr3aguy
11-21-2017, 09:09 PM
Sad that I wasn’t included in the quote but I have been dragging rear quarters.... on a bright note I may be starting a different job soon.... we will see. My kid also just qualified and was offered a rowing scholarship.../ which means less I pay out... it is all connected

Yes, I did! With no projects I am living vicariously through Steve, David and Tush. And it's looking very nice!

Most of those markers are alcohol based, so a little rubbing alcohol should take them off. If not, lacquer thinner definitely will, but it could remove some primers, so you have to test it first.

CJD
11-22-2017, 11:13 AM
I apologize JP! I'll have to start prodding you like I do Steve!

Our 2 last kids are graduating from high school next spring. The Wife and I plan to sell the house and live in an RV for a couple years to pay for twins in college. That's why all the "fun" projects are on hold for now. It's up to you guys to fill the void!

sp53
11-22-2017, 03:19 PM
Yes and I meant to say JP not PJ

kstanley44
11-22-2017, 11:00 PM
And if JP is dragging, I guess I am almost dead in the water. But I did weld in a new battery box, after getting a better aftermarket version from TRF. Chassis is painted and awaiting all suspension parts to be painted. Have to get my wife's van out of the garage!!

My question, that shows my inexperience, is what is the purpose of the checkerboard pattern drawn out by Steve on the apron. Insuring symmetry in glazing the panels?? Thanks,
John, you may go to a RV, but make sure you stay connected to the forum.

DavidApp
11-22-2017, 11:33 PM
He is going to travel round the country to help out on projects. Please.

David

TimK1955tr2
11-23-2017, 06:14 AM
He is going to travel round the country to help out on projects. Please.

Great idea!!!

Tr3aguy
11-23-2017, 12:50 PM
John I suggest when you hit the RV that you come visit the Nations Capital and it is close to my house. Lots of History and your welding skills would be appreciated:encouragement:

sp53
11-23-2017, 02:15 PM
Probably no real purpose, the idea for me was to help envision what the area looked like compared to each side, especially at the points where the apron slops coming down on the side of the headlight frames. I would look at one side then the other and the shapes kept not staying symmetrical when I free styled it. I could not tell where one slant started and the other began because the apron turned into a big gray and yellow blob. Plus drawing lines is easier and more fun than doing bodywork, and it looks intelligent.
steve

kstanley44
11-23-2017, 09:29 PM
Thanks Steve. Makes sense, see what happens when I get to that stage.

And John, Richmond is south of JP in Northern VA so you an plan on more stops!!!!!!!!!!:)

Happy Thanksgiving,