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PostSubject: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 11:01 am

Just thought I'd pass along what I started this past weekend. beer
I got this much apart in one day, am hoping to have the rest of the trim, quarter windows and $h!†, off by this weekend and finish prepping it for paint. thumbsup

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The masking tape is marking where there are flaws that need fixed! nono
I'm going to keep the rocker mouldings original and replace the tail pipes with the Black Chrome ones.
Maybe then I can compete with some of the other sharp Black Rivieras here! wink bow
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 11:33 am

lol i saw the pic before i read the title and thought you were in an accident :shock: how did you remove the side moldings? i thought about getting just those repainted b/c there are a few dings and tough-up spots frown are you doing the painting yourself?
...and how do you keep the chrome wheels mirror clean? you must have just washed her

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AMG C400 White on black. Stage 2 w/E30 - 11.9@117 -daily
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 12:23 pm

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lol i saw the pic before i read the title and thought you were in an accident :shock: how did you remove the side moldings? i thought about getting just those repainted b/c there are a few dings and tough-up spots frown

They kind of just pull off...VERY CAREFULLY! I broke some of the tabs on the right side, hope I can get them off of my parts car without breaking them, if not I'll just see about bonding the tabs back on.

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are you doing the painting yourself?

My brother and I are doing it, he can do real good paint work when I can get him up and around.

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...and how do you keep the chrome wheels mirror clean? you must have just washed her

Yes, I had just had it in a show here on the Air Force Base the weekend before, so it was pretty well cleaned up when I started tearing it apart!
I use Mothers Chrome polish, I've found it works best, it takes around 8-10 hours to polish the chrome on the Harley so I want it right the first time!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyTue Apr 24, 2007 9:37 pm

Thought I’d add what progress I’ve made,
a little smaller so as not to take up so much space.

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Reference for the emblems……........…...………….Door completely apart to remove mirror and handle.

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Tore the hell out of the interior to remove the quarter windows…............….didn’t want ANY paint lines! thumbsup

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Side view with everything gone!!!.......................................................................................................WHAT A PAIN IN THE ASS!!! poop

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And of course some liquid refreshment! beer
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyWed Apr 25, 2007 2:35 am

Flossy flossy!

Good luck to ya!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyWed Apr 25, 2007 7:09 pm

The pics aren't showing up.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyWed Apr 25, 2007 7:14 pm

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The pics aren't showing up.

They are there for me?!? Anyone else not getting the pics?
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They are showing up now. Goodluck with the rest !
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyWed Apr 25, 2007 8:33 pm

you should take it to the drag strip like that happy stage 1 weight reduction wink rice

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyWed Apr 25, 2007 8:39 pm

How do the back windows come out?
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How do the back windows come out?

There are five bolts that are part of the molding that hold it in place while the adhesive dries. headbutt ,That you remove after taking out the interior that is. A real pain to "CUT" out, I might actually have to replace the one on the drivers side! nono
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyWed Apr 25, 2007 10:41 pm

well when you mess this thing up i want ur rims lolololol jk
good luck..lookin good so far
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyThu Apr 26, 2007 11:01 am

Looks like your doing it right. smile It has a mirror reflexion now. Can't really tell it needs to be painted from your pics. Thanks for the updates. I'm sure some of us will tackle this project someday too.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptySat May 12, 2007 9:38 am

This is where we got it to in the last couple of weeks, trying to get it ready for paint by next weekend.

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.................................................................................I sure hope he knows what he is doing!!!

As it is this morning, the problem is I can only work on it on weekends since it is 150 miles away!
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Doing it this way the only thing that will have to be taped off is the glass and the wheels, after all this work it had better turn out perfect....I hope anyway!
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jax95riv wrote:
Looks like your doing it right. smile It has a mirror reflexion now. Can't really tell it needs to be painted from your pics. Thanks for the updates. I'm sure some of us will tackle this project someday too.

The acid rain stained it pretty good, we had already painted the bumpers and the hood and the trunk lid but the rest of it, the top and fenders, the clear was pretty much polished away, and the paint under it looked real bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyTue May 15, 2007 1:32 pm

So are you a professional painter or what? You guys really seem to know what you are doing.

I am thinking of getting a touch up on my diamond white riv. No digs really, no rust, but there are a few "issues". Obviously black is much less forgiving then white, but do you think I could get away with area touch ups and not a whole paint job?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyThu May 17, 2007 6:08 pm

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So are you a professional painter or what? You guys really seem to know what you are doing.

I am thinking of getting a touch up on my diamond white riv. No digs really, no rust, but there are a few "issues". Obviously black is much less forgiving then white, but do you think I could get away with area touch ups and not a whole paint job?

Not professionals, my brother, the large guy, worked at a body shop that put out very good paint jobs, for over a year and learned quite a lot about it. The place he worked had a couple of cars that were there for over two years. The owner didn't really like to do complete paint jobs, his bread and butter is bump and paint, replace a fender or panel match it up and get his check from the ins. co. He does do the best work that I have seen but if you wanted a complete paint job you paid for it and he "Got to it when he could" that’s why it would take so long. So Phil learned quit a bit, that's why it looks like we, he, knows what he is doing.
As far as a touch up, I just went through hell getting a couple of issues taken care of on the Silver Arrow. "Blending" paint is a whole different ball game than a complete paint job and since I didn't have time for Scott to do it I took it to a very reputable place close to home. They were able to blend the Sterling Silver Metallic paint perfectly, and that seemed to be the only thing they could do correctly! After many trips, picking it up and dropping it off they finally got it close enough that with a some detailing I should be able to get it right. So be very careful choosing a body shop because a touch up can be very stressful, and I'm sure the Diamond White can be almost as difficult to blend as Silver!
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Looks like you'll be ready in time for the ROA meet! I can see the trophy already! happy
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyMon May 28, 2007 8:46 am

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Looks like you'll be ready in time for the ROA meet! I can see the trophy already! happy

Don't know about any trophy and HOPEFULLY it 'll be ready.

Where it's at now:
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400 sand this coat of primer, one more primer coat then 600 wet sand it.

He had better get paint on it by this Friday so we can get it buffed and I can get started putting it back together. I'm only going to have three weekends to finish it!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyMon May 28, 2007 11:32 am

You're getting there! You only spend time on it during the weekends?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyMon May 28, 2007 12:25 pm

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You're getting there! You only spend time on it during the weekends?

Yes, my brother lives across the state from me and the place he has to work on it is there, 150 miles from me. He does work on it some while I'm not there. With the 250 plus miles I drive back and forth to work weekly and the trips to work on the Riv on weekends, I have put around 4000 miles on my truck in the last two months, bonk with gas prices the way they are it probably would end up costing less to have someone else do, the problem with that is the only guy I trust would take WAY TOOOO long. nono
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyMon May 28, 2007 2:41 pm

y'know, flat black would kinda look hot on a Riv
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyMon May 28, 2007 3:07 pm

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y'know, flat black would kinda look hot on a Riv

beer I thought about that, using a matte finish clear on it and making it my Stealth Riv,
but then I came to my senses. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Paint Job   Write-Up: Paint Job EmptyMon May 28, 2007 3:29 pm

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Andysdorm wrote:
y'know, flat black would kinda look hot on a Riv

beer I thought about that, using a matte finish clear on it and making it my Stealth Riv,
but then I came to my senses. cheers

you could always get another Riv lol an expiremental one
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Andysdorm wrote:

you could always get another Riv lol an expiremental one

I've recently gotten down to five, if I get another one right now it'll be of a '65 or so vintage.
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