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post #1 of 198 (permalink) Old April 24th, 2010, 14:12 Thread Starter
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Orphan's new paint job buildlog. (complete color change)

This is how the car started out a couple years back. It looks good in the pic, but it had a lot of little stuff wrong with it. Mostly I just hated the sideskirts.



Old skirts cut off.



Used factory bumper with the lip I built (in progress)


lip build documented here: https://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=305645

Shaving the factory emblems
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Painted up in the old Viper Bright Silver for mock-up and just to see how it flows.





I ended up abandoning the sideskirts that I built and molding in a set of shaved factory units.





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Disassembling the car for paint.



Set up on a set of dollies I made from scrap angle iron and heavy duty casters.



In sealer and bodywork almost done.





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The new color, we call it Cherry Poppin' Red. I need to take some pics in the sunlight. The florescent lights don't do it justice.







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Looking good orphan! Me and my cousin are about to start my bodywork/paint hopefully soon. Color looks really good too
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Color out in the sun. Towards the sun:


Sun to my back:


Got the doors hung back on.


Trunk jamb done. You'll notice that I taped off the engine bay. This is because I plan to pull the engine to do the engine bay later, so I taped down the body seam to make a hard tape line later.


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The color is sooo fkn nice.
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Looking awesome, can't wait to see the finished product..
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Looks great and I see you go the extra mile to see that it's done right.

Curious - if you were to put a spoiler on the car, how would you go about painting it? I just finished an after market spoiler for a Spyder and found that about as difficult to paint as anything I've ever done, which isn't all that much.
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Kind of curious, is that like a copper red almost? It looks beautiful
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Amazing color Orphan. Going to look sick when it's done.
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color is looking awesome... now i can go silver on mine lol.
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ahhh nice job. should paint the doors off, just turn em over so itll lay out nicer an you wont have any tap edges in your jamb. same with the gas door. cool color tho whats it from?
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The color is sooo fkn nice.
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It looks like a color that I used to paint some models when I was 12-13 years old.
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nice color!
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It's not from any particular car, I just picked it out of the color book. It's named simply 'brown red' on the can, but it's like a mix between a dark cherry red and a copper tone.
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Looks great and I see you go the extra mile to see that it's done right.

Curious - if you were to put a spoiler on the car, how would you go about painting it? I just finished an after market spoiler for a Spyder and found that about as difficult to paint as anything I've ever done, which isn't all that much.
I would just use the same method of painting, but on the final color coat, move the gun back about a foot away from the surface and spray it in the same direction as the panel underneath. This helps disperse the metallics. I'm using Wandabase basecoat and it covers extremely well.
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Got a couple more panels back on and lined up.







Frunk sanded out and ready for paint. Updates tomorrow.

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