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Old 04-11-2010, 03:47 AM
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The work has begun on prepping Rose for her paint job. Here is the web page that I have created so you can follow along. I will take and post as many pix as I can without getting in the way. Here is the link to it.

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Old 04-11-2010, 09:55 AM
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Yer on the way now Ray!

Techy question: did they use regular bondo or the liquid metal filler?
And what kind of paint are you using?
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:27 AM
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Ray glad to see that Yellowrose is bring prepped and repaired for paint. I am sure that she will be completed and cruisin soon.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:39 AM
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looks like good ole polyester filler to me...
first time I realized you had oldsmobile hub caps....love it a real reach back Ray. I know the anticipation is high just looking at her.
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:28 PM
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Thanks for the comments! I am not sure what they used on fixing the front and what they are using on the sides now. JD mentioned that they use liquid metal filler these days, but it looks like they used regular bondo on the front repairs. I can ask him. As for paint, it will be Dupont, or PPG, if I remember right. I do know that it will have the pearl effect applied to both white and yellow. How many coats depends on how dark the pearl effect changes the paint color he said. They will apply one coating of pearl and we will look at it and see if it makes it to dark. If not, they will apply another coating and take another look at it. They could put on a third coat if I or they think it will not make the color to dark. That is how he explained it to me. We don't want to get it to dark so that it does not match the interior color well.

As for the hubcaps, I thought they were just some generic type of hubcaps. I bought them because of the propellers on them. They will come off and down the road, the Ford "dog dish" and beauty rings will go on the rims which have been painted yellow already. Here is a pic of what the "dog dish" hubcaps look like with a beauty ring installed. And a shot of what the four of them look like without rings or caps. I think the addition of beauty rings and "dog dish" caps will show just enough yellow to be tasteful and not overpowering..
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:10 PM
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Looks good pal!!

I've been flip flopping about changing mine.
The Mustang supplier that got me these wheels
actually found me a nicer set (minimal rust etc)
So . . . I'm going to sandblast these badboys and
either chrome them . . . Or most likely paint them
Corinthian White (or close) like the car. The red just
isn't doing it for me.
A buddy of mine has a 57 Fairlane w/these wheels &
caps. His are white like the car. He is not running trim
rings so it's a little too much white, but I like it better.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:41 PM
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Hey Ray,
Lookin good! Hood kinda reminds me of a stelf bomber
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Ah, Ray....you using the word overpowering almost cost me another keyboard from laughing while drinking soda pop!
Yer girl's gonna glow in the dark
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looking nice ray! i dig those hubcaps.
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Me too . . .
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