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AWSOME ....HOW LONG IT TOOK, ....BODY SHOP HAS HAD MINE FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS NOW .............,GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Mike.

Total time involved has been about 16 hours including the custom insert.

That doesn't include drying time between layers. (plastic primer. sandable primer,sealer color, intercoat clear, graphic colors, and more clear) Had the cover for about two weeks. Part of that was coming up with a design that suited my tatstes. Drawing designs laying tape and if I don't like it tear it off and start over.

I you had a design or just plain color it should only take three maybe four days. Including dry time.


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Notice anything different on this one?


Airbrush Art work will start tommarow.
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Notice anything different on this one?
Looks smooooooth FUZZY


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Looks smooooooth FUZZY
Your are correct Sandy.

In order to allow for the art work I decided to fill the four slots on each side.



Now to decide which piece of art I will use?????? and where????
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Gee it's yellow and it's got pin-up girls. Could this be for wildcat66?


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Gee it's yellow and it's got pin-up girls. Could this be for wildcat66?
Yes it is.

Machell sent it up last week before she went to camp with the kids.


Will try to have it all done before Maggie Valley.


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WOW Fuzzy that looks great I really love that color!
This is so exciting!


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Day one

And one peice completed




Wildcatt, I THINK YOU'RE GONNA LUV THIS INSERT.




Get ready!!




Are you EXCITED YET?





Here ya go!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Damn, Fuzzy you have been very busy and that just looks so cool That is exactly where I was hoping you would put that pin up


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That awesome Fuzzy.

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Day two

And part two completed.


This is done on an original cover leaving the SSR normal and just adding the pin up girl/ twin six shooters.

Pic doesn't show the detail in the artwork, but you will definately see it in person.


And a shot of the cover getting started.
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Cover completed

Well, except for the clearcoat.



Since Machell is from Texas, I figured this would be appropriate on the sides of the engine cover.



For all you Texans, make sure you stand and salute when you see this.



The last two show the choices Machell has for the insert. One standard insert w/ a Susie and her twin Six shooters standing atop the SSR logo, the other Sexy Susie in a black neglagae stradling a wild tiger rug. and he looks happy to be there
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OMG That is awesome, I love the cowgirl and the Tx Flag. Man Fuzzy you do great work


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looks awesome Fuzzy!

Is this an early b'day gift to yourself, Machell?
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as a matter of fact yes, I have had the extra cover for some time and knew I wanted it painted. Then when I saw the awesome work Fuzzy did on those others I PM'd him and sent it on it't merry way I can't wait to get it on my truck in May


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Here are the engine compartment pieces painted in Redline, bright white Pearl, and cobalt blue Kandy.
FUZZY - What did you do to prep the engine cover and air intake? I will be having mine done this summer and would like to get most of the grunt work done before it gets to hot. What type of paint are you using? I will be painting mine all glossy black but later will have my pinstriper add some details to the cover (signature with size of engine/horse power).


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Since you insisted.......

Here is what I wrote for Silver wolf,

To prep the covers (plastic peices) you need to wipe them wioth laquer thinner to remove any road grime (oils), then scuff the palstic either by sanding wit 180 grit or lightly sand blasting it to create afresh rough surface. Warning don't blast with high pressure. Once this is done, you need to apply a plastic prep primer )I use DPX801), then apply a high buiold primer to smooth out the textured surface. Let it set over night. Block sand it smooth, clean the surface with a wax and grease remover, tack rag it to remove the dust, APPLY a sealer coat (bonding coat), then apply your color, and top coat with clear. You can use pretty much any brand paint, but I use mainly PPG and/or House Of Kolor.

Once you have them cleared your striper can apply his magic. If you want to bury the striping in the clear have your parts wetsanded and then have the striper add a few drops of activator in the striping colors this will keep the striping from lifting or wrinkling. Give it an hour after the last color, and re-clear the parts.

The insert was wet sanded with 1000 grit paper and then the art work was applied. I then re-cleared the insert to protect everything.

Tedious and time consuming, but well worth it.


Just didn't want to side track the thread, but I guess since it is about the prep and painting of the cover and inserts, it can be allowed.


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Thank you! I wish to do the fuse box cover and front apron in gloss black.

Is a Flex additive required or it that the plastic prep primer DPX801 ?
No the DPX 801 is a plastic adhesion promoter. It is to be applied just before the high build primers or directly painted. This stuff softens the plastic outer layer just enough for the primer or paint to bite in, and not peel off later.


After talking extensively with a number of paint chemists over the years. The only reason some shops use the flex additive is to allow the shop to paint the bumper covers off the vehicle and then be able to flex the cover during installation.

Keeping that in mind I asked them why the paint on the covers would crack when submitted to some abuse. Their reply was this " the flex additive is only usefull for short term instllation of products. After 72 hours the flex additive is no longer flexible" It also inhibits the abilty to wet sand and polish the parts.

With that said, I don't use the flex additives at all. Waste of money.


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