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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:11 pm

Yes Dave,Pizza Hut is the best
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:05 pm

Robo after the paint job, don't get hard Lookin at her candy apple, and put the girls ass prints, in the wet hood paint!!! lol Nice vid thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:25 pm

Lol! it promises to be awsome,

HOK Organic Green--

HOK Galaxy Gray--
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:58 pm

Love those color choices thumbsup I'm predicting this to be one of the finest Riv projects ever.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:08 pm

Man I hope!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:40 pm

Robo, thats awesome. Cant wait to see her all finished.
By the way, are you really 50 or a little younger?
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PostSubject: temp   Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:53 pm

Huh? what ya mean?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:36 pm

Oh I get it now.My knees insist they are well beyond puberty,my balls say they're just on the cusp,my brain is caught somewhere in the middle.Is that what ya meant?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:38 pm

lol, nice.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:15 pm

robotennis61 wrote:
Yeah,the body is super straight.the left fender got pretzeled one night when my belly was full of rum and my eyeballs didnt see the parking post comin at me.I banged it out pretty good.just got to sharpen the lines a littleI
I removed the side moldings and hope to do a good job filling in the gap.I dont have the metal skills to weld in a steel panel,but I bonded a thick piece of aluminium into the cavity left by the molding.just a question of carefully filling the gaps.I'll do all the work myself.



Robo, did you consider the weight of the aluminium that you sealed into your door? Maybe a lighter alternative exists for shaving the doors?
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Oh I get it now.My knees insist they are well beyond puberty,my balls say they're just on the cusp,my brain is caught somewhere in the middle.Is that what ya meant?
LOL that was enough to answer my question. Thank you.
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Love those color choices thumbsup I'm predicting this to be one of the finest Riv projects ever.
I agree.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:33 pm

Alu is very light VS steel or bondo.The reason I used alu channel was to fill the gap left by the moldings so as to not use a ton of bondo.hate that.
I wanted to weld formed steel sheet in place,but I dont have the metal working tools or a low enough heat setting on my wire feed welder or the skilz! Cant afford to hire someone to do it so..it's the next best thing.Time will tell if I made a good choice in terms of durability.
And the colors will go on alot darker than in the pics.I will see about mixing some HOK Pagan Gold in the galaxy gray to set off the green or a little black.I want the car to be pretty dark.But the Green is a Kandy basecoat,meaning its not a true kandy,big bucks!,but as close as HOK can make it to a true kandy.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:35 pm

Sorry if I missed it but what material are you using to rebuild around the aluminum?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:41 pm

kitty hair bondo
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:44 pm

the bondo really weights more than the aluminum? I know aluminum is light but i expected the bondo to weight less.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:49 pm

bondo is super heavy. Kitty hair bondo a tad less
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:32 am

robotennis61 wrote:
bondo is super heavy. Kitty hair bondo a tad less
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:57 pm

well I was really close at one point $ wise to buying a Sqrivi bumper set. But the $ alas had to go elsewhere. so Ive come up with an idea to make it happen for less.still love the Sqrivi set but out of my price range for now.
I dont know for sure if I can make this work,but im gonna try.
the plan is to fill the inside of the bumper with 2 part expanding foam, $30 for a 4 lb kit.
pour it into the upturned bumper.when cured I will then take a sander to it and sculpt the bumper to my taste.after I got it where I want it,ill glass it all in. lets see what happens.pass or fail,Ill learn a thing or 2 and wont be out much. heres a few pics to show



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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:35 am

heres a pic of foam all cured and a little sanding done. sands real good.



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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:34 am

heres a few more after lopping off the front of the bumper.a whole lot more to cut off and shape though.gettin tired cant think...



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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:34 am

Interesting material, Robo. Can't wait to see your progress! Do your best!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:55 am

Sooooo Exciting...I can hardly wait to see it completed joy
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:48 am

a couple more pics of the bumper.a really rough profiling of the mod.dont know for sure the final shape the bumper will have but ill take it slow and see what happens.
the foam sand really easy.



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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:52 am

lol robo... if it works out ill pay you to do 2 sets for me lol


I was thinking you know thethe negative space in the lower front lip I'd like that to be enlarged by shaving some of the lower part of the front bumper but keeping the oval shape so it matches the grill it is kinda hard to work out in my head but I think... when I look at the front of a riv I can see what I want done maybe I should just draw it....
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:55 pm

looks good so far. cant wait to see how it finishes
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:33 pm

A few more pics..It's coming along nicely.So far my plan is working with only a few hicups.I missed a key step.I failed to sand down the inside of the bumper,this is causing delamination issues between the poly foam and the urethane.no prob,The foam is just a guide for the Fglass.
the plan is to add a few inches to the bottom of the bumper.I think that would look sharper.also gonna increase the width near the wheels.this will cover more of the inside edge of the tire.









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