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Hey Anders that is swee-eet! I love that mild custom look with big scallops (Larry Watson paint stlye right?) - it's perfect.
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Thankīs
Yes. Itīs a "Watson paint". ( My pic is a Photochop of his car ) But I will have green where he had purple. Not only do I realy like the design, but I also like the fact that itīs "period correct" as Larry Watson painted his car like this already in 1958. He took his brand new car to the Barris garage and shaved off some emblems and the door handles, got a set of Dodge Lancer hubcaps, added the "Lakewood side pipes", lowered it a bit, added "Appleton" lights and modyfied bumper horns and then painted it pearl white on a silver base. Then he took it out and found out it was just to bright to look at. He then masked the fields and added the Purple/Burgundy Candy, and voila!, The "Panel paint" was invented.
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Finally time to grind. Tough job, but fun as I donīt find any rust
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Anders,

Try a heat gun and a razor blade scraper. No dust and you won't thin the metal down by grinding.

Sand off what you can't scrap off. Clean metal with a good wax and grease remover and put 2 coats of epoxy primer on it. This will give you a great base to work from.
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Hi,
Realy? If you say so, I will try of course. Right now I use 3M Blue Scotch-Brite, and it is VERY gentle. I can actually see deformations ( bolder lines ) in the sheet metal from the factory under my scratches. I am very, very careful. I got this tips from another guy here who are a car painter. I only use around 2000 r/min so the sheet donīt get warm. I can hold my hand on it and it just feel cozy warm
Will buy wax & grease remover. I already have the epoxy primer waiting.
How does it go with the door handle sheet metal? Iīm eager to start cut!
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Those work good. I just hate breathing the dust and the mess it leaves.

I'm just have a few things left to do on the Merc and then I will get back on the bird and get the panels made for you.

Your projects looks great so far. I'm envious of the lack of rust and no previous body damage. That makes such a faster job.
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Those work good. I just hate breathing the dust and the mess it leaves.

I'm just have a few things left to do on the Merc and then I will get back on the bird and get the panels made for you.

Your projects looks great so far. I'm envious of the lack of rust and no previous body damage. That makes such a faster job.
Phu! Thanks. But I will try your way tomorrow just to see how it works. Sounds like a real good idea for the roof at least. I have no problem with "breathing the dust" as I use a new mask.
This job will not be very fast, due to the reason that I do it Itīs a first thing for me here, haha. There is 1 little rust though. Like 1 inch on the part between the trunk and the rear glass. Thatīs it. Iīm amazed how nice it is. No body damage except some "dimps" and a lot of small wobbeling.
Looking forward to the parts!!

Edit: Kieth, You donīt think there is any risk of the metal to warp if I use a heatgun?
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Anders this is exciting. I just love the way your car is going to look! Best of luck. I was fortunate to have a virtually rust free car too.
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all I can say is wow, I am glad I have not decided on a color for my car yet, all options are still open.
I talked to Tero (fireball) here in Finland and he suggested for my car 'Soda blasting' I think I go for that, a lot of advantages vs sand blasting etc. I do not have that much rust so no need to strip the bond etc, just the paint when I come to that point.
Anybody else have experience with soda blasting?
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Too expensive for me. And then much more need to be taken apart. Apart from that, this is my hobby, so I kind of enjoy do and learn as much as possible myself. I have no wish what so ever to take it to shows or anything, so if itīs not perfect, itīs fine.

I sand it down to the bare metal as I donīt trust that the new paint will stick good on the old. My car have been repainted once before sometimes in the past, quite a crappy job to be honest. It looks good on pictures but not in real , and it have a lot of chipping where it seems as it never realy worked with the original paint.
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