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Shroud Painting ["Finally done with these"]


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Finally done painting these parts. The two shrouds were a problem. The catalyst for the paint caused it to wrinkle in spots. After I sanded it down again, it wrinkled in the same spots. Finally threw away the quart container of catalyst and sanded back down to bare metal/primer. That took 4 hours per shroud because the paint was gummy. Then applied a coat of sealer and two coats of high-build primer in case I destroyed the flat and curves. Another 1.5 hours sanding per shroud and basecoat/clearcoat.

Wait for a few days and sand and polish!

Painting is not my favorite job, but I like it when it comes out well.



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I just finished the repairs and repainting on # 414 after being hit during a race two years ago.


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Did you have to get a new right rear fender? That is a big dent!
I painted the inside of my body parts first with single stage, then used basecoat/clearcoat for the outside. Your method requires much less taping!

I just wish I had a paint booth. I use a 20 x 30 tent with filters and fans at both ends. Works ok, but bugs still get in sometimes.
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