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wrencher
Journeyman Modder



New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA

292 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2010 :  17:28:11  Show Profile
its in bad shape..but we'll see what happens...


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Podiesdad
Expert Modder

Palmyra
Wi.
USA



714 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2010 :  14:43:07  Show Profile
Looks like lil' Bobby got into the spray paint-even the windshield. Needs some TLC, but looks salvageable.

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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 03/20/2010 :  13:06:25  Show Profile
started to sand off the white paint..and work on the tail lite lens...they came out great..i think???


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ricam78
Expert Modder

The Woodlands
TX
USA

797 Posts

Posted - 03/20/2010 :  13:27:43  Show Profile
Great Job. I am hoping you have a mask on when you are doing that sanding. That looks like one big dust-fest!


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Tarnas
Apprentice Modder


TN
USA



65 Posts

Posted - 03/20/2010 :  15:20:21  Show Profile
Looking good - how were you able to bring the tail light lens back to that condition?
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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 03/20/2010 :  16:36:10  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Tarnas

Looking good - how were you able to bring the tail light lens back to that condition?

thanks.....started out with 400 grit wet sandpaper, keep it real wet..go slow..then move to 800.. then 1000..just keep it wet and work slow..then micro fine polishing compound from 3m..then a good coat of wax...
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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 03/20/2010 :  16:37:48  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by ricam78

Great Job. I am hoping you have a mask on when you are doing that sanding. That looks like one big dust-fest!

thanks i'm wet sanding so i don't have that dust beaset raise its ugly head..
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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 05/22/2010 :  06:13:18  Show Profile
this one is taking a lot longer than i wanted it too...but a little up date..the body is all in primer..working on a new windshield..the door handles making them work better..the rims are now white,,the only parts in finish paint..thats all for now
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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2010 :  14:51:35  Show Profile
Basic paint work is started. Here are some pics.


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Taz11
Advanced Modder

Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2010 :  14:58:47  Show Profile
Wow.....New car! You have more ambition than me! It looks great. What kind of paint is that?

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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2010 :  15:10:18  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Taz11

Wow.....New car! You have more ambition than me! It looks great. What kind of paint is that?

The pink is Valspar gloss interior/exterior from Lowe's. Says it's good for many diff. applications. We shall find out. The white is from Fusion for plastics. It's the color she wanted so even if it doesn't hold up well, she is happy for now..Still alot of work to do yet though.thank you taz

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aztracks
Journeyman Modder

Chandler
Arizona
USA

118 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2010 :  10:15:53  Show Profile
Looks great! That's a pretty big jump in progress from all painted white to a shiny new finish. How long did it take you to get all that done?

You mentioned going from 400 to 800 to 1000 grit sandpaper wet. Then 3M polishing compound, then wax.

Is that wax something you can paint over?

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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2010 :  15:47:49  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by aztracks

Looks great! That's a pretty big jump in progress from all painted white to a shiny new finish. How long did it take you to get all that done?

You mentioned going from 400 to 800 to 1000 grit sandpaper wet. Then 3M polishing compound, then wax.

Is that wax something you can paint over?

Thanks. Took one day for finished paint. Many days to get ready for that point though. The sanding was for the lenses to bring them back from what they started as. So the answer would be no, you can't paint over wax.
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aztracks
Journeyman Modder

Chandler
Arizona
USA

118 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2010 :  12:13:03  Show Profile
[/quote] The sanding was for the lenses to bring them back from what they started as. So the answer would be no, you can't paint over wax.
[/quote]

Thanks wrencher. I didn't realize that was just for the lens. For the rest of th car did you just use 400 grit wet or did you use some of the other steps as well? I've got some rough texture on parts of mine and would love to get a smooth finish like I see in your pictures where it's painted pink.

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jazzcat
Expert Modder

Mesa
az
USA



748 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2010 :  13:24:19  Show Profile  Visit jazzcat's Homepage
That looks incredible! Can't let my wife see this thread or she'll get ideas in her head for our magica

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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2010 :  19:13:34  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by aztracks


The sanding was for the lenses to bring them back from what they started as. So the answer would be no, you can't paint over wax.
[/quote]

Thanks wrencher. I didn't realize that was just for the lens. For the rest of th car did you just use 400 grit wet or did you use some of the other steps as well? I've got some rough texture on parts of mine and would love to get a smooth finish like I see in your pictures where it's painted pink.
[/quote] i started with 220 grit then 400..the 220 was just to get the white off,,,400 to even things out...then fuision as a base then filler primer from duplicolor...sand again with 400...just be careful not to sand thro the primer..if you do just respray that spot and sand again...wipe it all down with a tach colth...then paint finish color..just watch when you paint for temp and humidty..best advice read the can of paint you use...

Edited by - wrencher on 06/01/2010 19:14:47
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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2010 :  19:16:51  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by jazzcat

That looks incredible! Can't let my wife see this thread or she'll get ideas in her head for our magica

thanks alot jazz it means alot to me....thanks again
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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2010 :  16:56:59  Show Profile
ok here goes...its done for now....complete repaint....redid the lens{headlites,tail lites}made new dash,and radio lens,made new windshield..made new cassette tape for the radio...fixed the radio.it now works,plays 2 prerecorded tunes..made the door handles work alittle better....(still to do at a later date,,,,make new seat belts...working lites,,real horn,,,and try to make a real radio out of whats there)things that it still needs,,,,the mirrors!!!!here is the finished pics....


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aztracks
Journeyman Modder

Chandler
Arizona
USA

118 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2010 :  17:11:56  Show Profile
Looks great! I'd like to hear about how you made the replacement windshield. Plexiglass and a heat gun?

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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2010 :  18:20:00  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by aztracks

Looks great! I'd like to hear about how you made the replacement windshield. Plexiglass and a heat gun?

the windshield is lexan...it was not hard..i used the old shield as a guide...then cut it out with a cut wheel...then drill the mounting holes...there is little posts inside the frame..slide it onto them..then the white part smashes it into the frame...
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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2010 :  18:20:59  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by wrencher

quote:
Originally posted by aztracks

Looks great! I'd like to hear about how you made the replacement windshield. Plexiglass and a heat gun?

thank you so much,,,,the windshield is lexan...it was not hard..i used the old shield as a guide...then cut it out with a cut wheel...then drill the mounting holes...there is little posts inside the frame..slide it onto them..then the white part smashes it into the frame...

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bigair49
Journeyman Modder



Canada

114 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2010 :  19:35:05  Show Profile
That looks FANTASTIC!! great job on the restoration you should post a before and after pic.

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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2010 :  20:54:32  Show Profile
Looks awesome. Love the details like the bumpers, hubcaps, tail light trim, pink on the vents and radio knobs... Really sets it off. Nice work!!

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jazzcat
Expert Modder

Mesa
az
USA



748 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2010 :  13:32:56  Show Profile  Visit jazzcat's Homepage
INCREDIBLE!!! Love the detail that you put into that and the 'little' things like bumpers and hubcaps. Awesome turn around considering the condition you started with

Nicely done sir

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Dylan13
Senior Modder

Oakmont
Pa



1113 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2010 :  19:07:35  Show Profile
Looks Great....That looks like a sunday only ride!!

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gseric69
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Red Lion
PA
USA



6315 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2010 :  19:14:07  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
That looks fantastic, truely exceptional work!

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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2010 :  19:32:33  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by bigair49

That looks FANTASTIC!! great job on the restoration you should post a before and after pic.

before and after shots are in the pimp it out form...or go to the top of the post here...thank you...it was a lot of work to get it here to this point..but to see here face makes my work all worth it...
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Dongskie
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Manila
Philippines



380 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2010 :  19:32:48  Show Profile  Visit Dongskie's Homepage  Click to see Dongskie's MSN Messenger address  Send Dongskie a Yahoo! Message
Great work!!!

I like it a lot!! but not in pink..

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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2010 :  19:33:24  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by drew510

Looks awesome. Love the details like the bumpers, hubcaps, tail light trim, pink on the vents and radio knobs... Really sets it off. Nice work!!

thanks drew....
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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2010 :  19:35:59  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by jazzcat

INCREDIBLE!!! Love the detail that you put into that and the 'little' things like bumpers and hubcaps. Awesome turn around considering the condition you started with

Nicely done sir

thank you so much..i really thought the wife would kill me when i brought it home...now she says it needs a little something on the dash..but she loves it now...my daughter won't let it alone now...
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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2010 :  19:37:55  Show Profile
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Originally posted by Dylan13

Looks Great....That looks like a sunday only ride!!

thanks dylan...i think its the only ride right now..my daughter won't leave it alone.....
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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2010 :  19:40:42  Show Profile
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Originally posted by gseric69

That looks fantastic, truely exceptional work!

thanks...its unreal to think what we will do to make our kids happy..this all started cause the daughter wanted something with doors...
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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2010 :  19:42:28  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Dongskie

Great work!!!

I like it a lot!! but not in pink..

thank you..the color is not my choice too..the boss picks the color i just do the work...the boss is in the last pic...
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Taz11
Advanced Modder

Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2010 :  20:22:31  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by wrencher

quote:
Originally posted by Dongskie

Great work!!!

I like it a lot!! but not in pink..

thank you..the color is not my choice too..the boss picks the color i just do the work...the boss is in the last pic...




It almost looks like she is thinking..."WHAT? you don't like the color?"

It looks great.

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Artax
Journeyman Modder

Davenport
IA
USA



459 Posts

Posted - 06/07/2010 :  06:29:41  Show Profile
I am not really a huge fan of the magica. I am one of those that says whats the big deal. But I have to say you did a fantastic job on the restoration. Great work.



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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2010 :  19:08:18  Show Profile
thanks to all who commented..it was a lot of work but i think it speaks for its self..and by what you all said guess it does..thank you all....
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hotrodtodd
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Delhi
OH
USA



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Posted - 06/12/2010 :  06:33:35  Show Profile  Visit hotrodtodd's Homepage
Very nice work! That paint looks great,has a nice gloss to it for being out of a spray can.Did you clear it?

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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2010 :  20:39:33  Show Profile
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Originally posted by hotrodtodd

Very nice work! That paint looks great,has a nice gloss to it for being out of a spray can.Did you clear it?

no clear just a lot of prep work...and a few heavy wet coats near the end of painting..there is 6 coats of paint total..4 lite coats to get the color down...2 heavy wet coats to get the gloss.(plus making sure of temp and humity during painting)also had to watch for runs..
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