For a first time painter you did great. Beautiful job and you get the joy of knowing you did it all when you get compliments.
Its going to get chipped anyway when you're driving the wheels off it so may as well not worry (it does look good though lol ). Also I must be doing something wrong, I'm about same age and no kid and I've been working at this heap in my garage for the last few years...way to be persistent!I never painted before, ever....but I did okay and I’m happy with it. I wish I did a better job wet sanding but I can live with it.
That's a great looking vert! Thanks for the reply!Looks great! I just finished a '65 Convertible in original Ivy Green. great color.
One comment about the engine compartment. I installed an export brace to the shock towers and the improvement in front end stability was dramatic. My wife even noticed!
Congrats on a job well done! I appreciate how much time and energy goes into this kind of project. Enjoy the ride!