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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:33 am

I meant the paint job itself was fantastic for a 3 hour session, as Dereck said, there wasn't enough time to prep and paint more of the car? Anyway, I think its so cool that many Riv owners like yourself want to know how to work on every aspect of their car.
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:38 am

Oh, now i understand what you said.
Sometimes you can't learn enough by reading a book then doing it. It takes a little hands on expert help. That's where these night courses come in handy.
They are not too expensive and you walk away with some talent and experience. Well worth it in my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:03 pm

edit: removed that pic, it was right there on page 1.

I'm going to add some of my bodywork-in-progress pics from last year though, for the quarter panel and trunk lid. I'm working on the roof now.
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:47 pm

The rust I found behind the right rear side moulding:



The first cleanup:



What we found above it... Lotsa body filler frown



After grinding out all the old filler, pulling the metal back out, filling, smoothing, fill, sand, fill, sand... weeks and weeks of work...



The last coat of primer. We use a heavy catalyzing primer that fills and hardens instead of drying. Way better than the factory stuff. I don't know enough about it to tell you what to get, except that I really like the results. It will fill most sanding scratches and seems to withstand damn near anything!



The whole quarter panel ready to paint, radio antenna and trim removed:


The finished product:

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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:07 pm

Now its time to repaint that door, and probably the rest of the body to match the shine Nice!
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:16 pm

thanks!

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Now its time to repaint that door, and probably the rest of the body to match the shine Nice!

yeah I'm working on it. One panel at a time... Roof is under construction currently.

old:


don't have a current pic but I'll get one while inside my auto body class tomorrow night.
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:20 am

Derek, I am really impressed. Your attention to detail is fantastic and your commitment to doing it right has yielded you some AMAZING results bow . If you could do the whole car at once it would look awesome. If only they would let you do repairs in 3 hour sessions and drive the car around in primer for awhile until you have done all the necesary prep work on the whole car and then spend one session painting the entire car? Anyway please keep updating this thread, its very interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:14 am

I wish I could do my own body restoration.
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:35 am

nice job deek! body work is a pia.
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:06 am

nice work on your riv. thanks for sharing the pics as you go. I always like watching progress on these vehicles.
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:33 am

BMD wrote:
If only they would let you do repairs in 3 hour sessions and drive the car around in primer for awhile until you have done all the necesary prep work on the whole car and then spend one session painting the entire car?

They will, they have. I don't want to drive around in an all-primer car either though wink

The prep work is killer. The sessions above on that quarter panel were over 9 or 10 classes, and split over a summer break. It was primed, and I covered the grey with some black spray bomb shit for the summer break, and when I went back last september the rust had started to bubble up again, so we went after it with some chemical treatments. So far it's holding up but I'm just afraid the metal is too thin and it's rusted on the backside. frown But it's so much better than it was! smile

I like the way it's coming along, and I enjoy getting it done in sections. Makes me feel like I'm accomplishing something!

Thanks for all the compliments!
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:50 pm

For anyone looking for my two-tone paint color discussion, I finally found it, here:

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/exterior-f12/paint-schemes-rim-chops-t1927-195.htm#88295

moved to where it belongs.

Side note to AA - I'm fine with you moving discussions around as appropriate, and I think it was appropriate, but please drop a link behind in the thread you took the stuff away from. I did a lot of browsing around to find it again...
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:19 pm

Update - A few images from the body shop tonight:


All masked up, WET PAINT!



from the rear - just unwrapped:



From the front - just unwrapped:
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:34 pm

Wow! It looks really really sharp thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:42 pm

Looking cool man! thumbsup

You spray that yourself?

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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:56 pm

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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:47 am

Nice! did you mask off or remove the roof channel thingies before paint?
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:59 am

Nice job. Are you going to paint the hood and trunk?

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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:55 am

Thanks all!

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Looking cool man! thumbsup

You spray that yourself?

Bert tavis

Yep! The auto body class I'm taking is in a fully equipped shop...


AA wrote:
Nice job. Are you going to paint the hood and trunk?

No, just the roof an pillars. I just redid the trunk black last spring, and I like the roof-only look.
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:13 am

Great job Derek, the finish looks really nice. Seeing that your interior is also a light clour, I think it works really well. So I assume you just masked the rubber around the glass and didn't remove it, and you pulled out the rubber from the gutters, is that correct? Take a pic outside when you get a chance and post it.
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:36 am

I did not do anything with the gutters, just sprayed right in there. Maybe someday I'll deal with it but I never plan on removing the gutter insulation.

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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:11 pm

so the gutter gaskets are painted too? or did the paint just sorta bounce off that area?
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:17 pm

nice job, I like the look of your riv that way.
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:48 pm

Yes, the gutter things got painted. I didn't spray specifically down into the gutters, but there's paint in there sure enough. It was not masked off, and yes I sprayed the gutters. I did in fact spray the gutter gasket things.
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PostSubject: Re: deekster_caddy's Riv pictures   Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:31 pm

well if the gasket is sprayed it dos not change anything. in fact it stays there better cos the paint glues it there and will avoid water leaks.
and anyways it a place where a not knowing person would not even notice it. i painted it in my car tho cos before i paited it it was anyways painted ower by last owner.
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