Damn right I'm a maniac.
Start with 40 on a short block to rough out, only for a bit, then move to 80, then 120/180. Once you're happy withthe shape, smooth out the 180 scratches with 320Ok so I need to pick up a foam block and a rubber hard block, what should I use each one for? What grits of paper should I use for block sanding?
NEVER use a DA on filler, it turns and moves way to fast for precision work, and I gaurentee, I put $10 on the table, if you use a DA on such a curved surface you'll create at least one low spot.My plan was to DA the filler with 80 grit to get it to the rough shape I need, then DA again with 120 to take down most of the 80 grit sanding scratches.
No, using the guide coat is an awesome idea! Now, it's not gonna help so much for large low spots since you're workign with a curved surface, but it'll help identify smaller lows.What should I start blocking with? Also would it hurt if I spray the work with some cheap rattlecan primer to use as a guide coat for block sanding?
The only difficulty with spraying black paint of black sealer would be if you can't tell where you've been and missed a spot, and if you're painting correctly, you shouldn't have that problem.I'm thinking about picking up a quart kit of this stuff to use as a sealer once all the bodywork is done:
Any experience with that brand? Would I be better off getting gray or red oxide sealer since the truck will be painted black (I figure it might be kinda hard to spray black paint over black sealer)?
Thanks! Just goes to show that there's more to the "old school" look than flat black paint and red wheels (why does everyone feel the need to do this?) or funky pastel colors...i like the direction you're heading man.
Thanks! Thought about blue dots, but worried about the legality of them here in CA. Considering the LED retrofit in the future as well...NICE those taillights look sick...
Blue dots in 'em?
I'm planning on picking up a set of those once I get a weld-in rollpan. Taking small steps due to limited funds, but it's slowly coming togetherlooks good man
on a side note speedwaymotors sells buckets to french those tails in, made of good ole steel too