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Something different, "El Ramblero".... My sons first custom **UPDATES**

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by autobodyed, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
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    autobodyed
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    from shelton ct

    here's a couple of pics out in the sun yesterday. the color is a little darker than originally planned, only because I had a problem with the new paint system I'm using. when I started the car I was using sikkens, and since then I switched to matrix. (great paint system, half the cost) I wanted to use the matrix so if I had any issues down the road, I have it in house. anyway, they have a basecoat clear for 3 stage, and I figured I'd try it, instead of putting the blue toner in the clear coat. WRONG!! couldn't get it to cover, and after 4 coats, I went back and put 3 coats of true candy over the top of that. so I ended up with 7 coats of candy instead of 3 like originally planned. I then put 4 coats of clear over that. took me 6hrs. to paint that friggin car! I must have walked a mile in that spray booth going around that car. anywho, looks killer in the sun, going to wait a week and then sand and buff, then the fun part of reassembly begins! will post more pics as we go along. enjoy. eddie.


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  2. BLACK STUDE
    Joined: Jan 30, 2014
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    BLACK STUDE
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    That paint looks great, even after the hassles and the mile walk.
     
  3. RamblerJoe
    Joined: Dec 29, 2014
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    RamblerJoe

  4. czuch az
    Joined: Dec 12, 2014
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    czuch az

    I'd walk a mile for a paint job like that.
    Glad to see this one brought back to the top.
     
  5. big57daddy
    Joined: Jun 25, 2013
    Posts: 80

    big57daddy
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    The paint looks great, the stance is awesome and that interior is killer!
    And the blue lights up front are a nice touch - where did you get those?
    Hope the engine compartment looks equally as cool - please post some pictures.
     
  6. Fabber McGee
    Joined: Nov 22, 2013
    Posts: 941

    Fabber McGee
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    Mam, you guys got that thing straight. Gorgeous.
     
  7. What a great looking car!
     
  8. KCsledz
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
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    KCsledz
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  9. RamblerJoe
    Joined: Dec 29, 2014
    Posts: 12

    RamblerJoe

    Couple more random pictures

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