'69 Interior Project - Some Progress

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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by snafu » 10 May 2017, 10:12

Finished up the console over the winter.

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Taped the trim. I was just going to do the rear trim eliminator style then decided to do the front and hockey trim to match.

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I'm getting the jams painted now. I hope to get the doors back on next week and start painting the exterior.

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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by badcatt » 10 May 2017, 10:24

That color is sharp. Are you using the same method you used when you painted it last time? The Console looks great. Is it built from the one I sold you? I can't wait to see the finished product.
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by snafu » 10 May 2017, 10:38

Thanks Neal. I forgot but that is the same console I got from you. I used a damaged insert from ebay to modify for the gauges.

Yes, I'm rolling the paint again, but I'm using a different paint so I'm not sure how it will turn out yet.
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by ccarney69 » 10 May 2017, 12:08

Your console looks great as well as the body work. The color is brilliant. Of course I'm curious about your painting method now. Very nice work!!
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by guitar74 » 13 May 2017, 06:39

That console looks great. I am also curious about your paint technique. I hope this doesn't come across as sounding smart aleck as I really am interested so please post some photos with details. That color is outta sight.

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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by snafu » 15 May 2017, 08:21

ccarney69 wrote:
10 May 2017, 12:08
Your console looks great as well as the body work. The color is brilliant. Of course I'm curious about your painting method now. Very nice work!!
guitar74 wrote:
13 May 2017, 06:39
That console looks great. I am also curious about your paint technique. I hope this doesn't come across as sounding smart aleck as I really am interested so please post some photos with details. That color is outta sight.
Thanks for the comments. I'm applying the paint mainly with a foam roller and a brush for the tight spots. The paint is thinned down so it flattens out without brush strokes but you need to sand every couple of coats to minimize orange peel and trash. I'll probably have ten or twelve coats when I'm done so its a slow process. Its a lot of work but my car stays out of paint jail!

I'll take some pictures when I start the exterior.
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by Blitz » 15 May 2017, 13:13

Hey this project is fun to watch! You seem very resourceful and talented. Bummer that your earlier images aren't working. I had that happen on my thread and had to re-host all of the early ones elsewhere. But I like where you're going with this - paint color is awesome and those seats look super comfy.

I noticed a couple pages back that you filled the PS fender antenna hole and said you're moving it to the DS? Why? It's supposed to be on the PS. Seems like it would obstruct your vision on the DS.
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by snafu » 15 May 2017, 16:30

I'm installing a power antenna and it wont fit in the stock location up front so I'm moving it to the rear DS.

Color was a last minute decision. I actually started painting it red and switched after the first coat. It should distract from my amateur bodywork at least!
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by snafu » 19 Oct 2017, 08:36

Thanks Bill and Jay for saving the pictures.

I'm pretty much done painting at this point and I'm getting ready to put things back together.

I lost track of how many coats I did but it was alot! The paint I used didn't cover very well and my primer coat was different colors in some places so I had to apply extra coats to get it all one color. This is probably about four or five coats. If you look at the bottom corners of the door you can see the darker primer underneath.
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I sanded with 800 between early coats and 1500 between later coats. Early on, I was sanding every two coats and later after every coat.
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by snafu » 19 Oct 2017, 08:42

Outside drying in the sun.
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After sanding.
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I panted the cowl black this time.
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After polishing. I'll do some more polishing after I have the car together
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