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69 coupe bought about a month ago. Prior to stripping the paint, i put a new master cylinder in, a new dash cluster, thermostat oil change and got all of the electric working again. Nothing electric worked when i got it. So now that its actually drivable, i spent a whole lot of time stripping off four coats of paint. She was red, black, purple and gray. Started off with chemical strip, which worked ok, but not great. It would go through one coat at a time, it the chemicals arent exactly cheap. So i took off about two coats with chemicals, then the rest with 40 grit paper (DA sander). Will be going over again with 80 grit before filling in dents. Then ill sand all the down, and prime it, and prep for paint.
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That bring back memorys. Keep up the good job.
 

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Looks like a pretty solid car you have there. Keep up the great work!
 

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That's a lot of Hard work but it will be worth it when the new paints on. :thumbsup:
 

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FWIW now or for the next person with the same stripping dilemma, the best tool for the "wide open spaces" is a razor blade scraper. There were only a few places I couldn't get to that I finished off with a wire wheel.
 

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Got most of the body work done now. Primed it with a rattle primer, and now spot puttying the whole care. Sanding with 220 then 500 for a smooth finish. Ill go over the whole thing and do spot touch ups as needed. THEN PAINT!

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Good god, that's a lot of work. I dread doing a fender and hood, so my hat's off to you! :thumbsup: Not to be a negative nancy, but rattle can primer isn't compatible with most "car" paints. You could use Arcylic Enamel over it, so long as the primer is AE, but anything else would probably bubble up.
 

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Just got through with my bodywork, stripping, welding, priming, blocking, priming, blocking again and priming again... Nothing worthwhile comes easy.
Keep up the great work. Fortunately I have a vert, so a little less sanding and priming for me.
 

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Here we are taped off and primed. Im no expert but Im pretty happy with my the bodywork. There are a few spots here and there but this is my first restoration so no big deal. Its far from a show car, but will look great once its painted in the spring. This is an epoxy primer... Ill scuff it up in the spring, put one more coat of epoxy prime then base coat clear coat in liquid silver.

















 

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Looks like it's coming along nicely! When does she get color?
 

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Thats what I have to look foward to with my 69 Coupe.
 
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