72 GSX Stage1 4 Speed

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, May 30, 2018.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Time to start cutting the clear coat on the body...sand sand sand
     

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  2. Duane

    Duane Member

    Doo Wop said "All 44 went to Canada is what I know. Classy Canucks eh."

    Actually a few were ordered/delivered to the states.

    Now back to our regularly scheduled program.:D
    Duane
     
  3. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    1000 grit knockdown is done. 2000 next, then 3000 DA
     

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  4. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 474 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    I miss the good all days with lacquer Sand down one time with 600 grit let it rip what a buffer. Urethane is 10 times the work and you still have a slight peel.
     
  5. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    My only experience with lacquer was when I was a kid and my neighbor would make me wet sand all the cars he did. Yeah, 600 was it. I remember seeing 1000 grit for the first time when he restored his 72 HO pace car convertible. Car came out like glass. I never thought I’d be running 3000 grit on anything. It’s like sanding with newspaper.
     
  6. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 474 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    I painted two of my cars back in the late 80s with Dupont Lucite lacquer I painted my black 70 stage one with Dupont diamond black with clear back in 1986 it's only been buffed out once since the initial buff it still looks great today. The key will lacquer is to let it sit after it's sanded for like a month then buffet out also you never waxed lacquer you only polish it if you wax it it can't breathe an move around and that's why majority of times it would crack.
     
  7. buick64203

    buick64203 Supercar owner Staff Member

    Yup! Wool wheel and a final buff with liquid Ebony....glass!!!
     
  8. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    This is after 2000...looks similar to the 1000 reflection but a little clearer. Tomorrow I'll run over the whole car with 3M 3000 trizact foam discs with the DA.

    This whole vacation thing is really moving this project along! I should do this more often. :D
     

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  9. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Vacation? What is this “vacation “ you speak of?

    Nice work Smartin....
     
  10. Duane

    Duane Member

    If you took a weeks vacation to work on the car, I did the same thing with the 69.
    It's impressive what you can accomplish in a week if you have everything set up and ready to go,

    Keep up the good work Adam.
    Duane
     
  11. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Thanks guys.

    Yep, I took the week off to work on the car. Also taking the week off before the show in November.
     
  12. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Left side of the car round one (of 4) buffing complete.
     

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  13. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    WOW!!!! That car is so red it makes the walls and garage door look red.

    Great job Adam.
     
  14. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    There might be a little red overspray around there...:D every time I paint a car, I have to do a deep clean when all paint and body work is complete.

    Here are a couple shots of the completed first round of buffing. Still cloudy in spots, so will do once more with the wool wheel, then two more fine rounds with different compounds and foam pads.
     

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  15. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Beautiful!
    Patrick
     
  16. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 474 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    Awesome job Patrick !
     
  17. 72STAGE1

    72STAGE1 Runnin' with the Devil

    I hate you more and more..........
     
  18. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    Dazzling Paint...wow!
     
  19. 71GSX455-4SPD

    71GSX455-4SPD Nick Serwo Magic Car

    Looking great, Adam. I’m sure Mike must be really excited!
     
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  20. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Looks fantastic! Like glass baby.
     

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