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UPDATE 3: STARLINER.......Two More long days PAY OFF!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KIRK!, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
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    Alex and I spent this weekend at his shop working on the Starliner. Lace paint jobs suck ass! We have about 15 or more hours just in the last two days getting the two long top panels ready to spray....But damn, it's going to be worth it! I think lace panels is a four man job, but it works with two.

    Here's where we started yesterday.
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    We started on the passenger rear 1/4. [​IMG]

    We rough cut the panel shape in the lace.
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    This lace. Which is different from what the top and the hood center and trunk will be.
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    Alex is getting pretty good with the scissors.
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    After it was trimmed and taped down. A TON of time was spent just getting the pattern to line up straight.
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    Both rear 1/4s taped.
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    Alex's cool idea for the gaps. More later.
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    My idea: use clear double stick tape near the edge on the more difficult areas. It actually worked great!
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    Then we taped over it with masking tape.
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  2. KIRK!
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    Alex does the second side. He took welding rod and bent it to shape to hold the lace down in the gaps. It worked really well. Low-buck ingenuity at it's finest.
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    Taa-Daa!
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    Panels ready for launch!
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  3. KIRK!
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    The meistro begins.
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    The payoff!
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    Sweet panels! Next comes an all-over coat of candy on the panels and some edge fading.
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    Check the gaps. The lace wraps around the lip!
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  4. KIRK!
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    More progress this next week because I'm off work. I'll be at Alex's all week!
     
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  5. Eryk
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    Kirk, it looks like you guys are kickin ass. So correct me if I'm wrong...the lace pattern will be the same down th center of the car from front to rear. Hood, roof, trunk, right?
     
  6. KIRK!
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    The center of the hood, top and trunk are lace, but a different pattern of lace.
     
  7. Eryk
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    Hell yeah. It's gonna look so good when it's done!
     
  8. DD
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    Car looks great, looks like the hard work is paying off
     
  9. eric
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    Holy Shit KIRK!!! i can't believe its the same car you started with!! that thing rules!!!!!!!!!:eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  10. I love it........a show stopper for sure.
     
  11. Chopped26
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    Kirk After painting how long do you leave the lace on there before you pull it off ?
     
  12. GREAT job guys!!! The time you spent preping is definently apparent in the finish work, Keep it up!!

    Dirty
     
  13. Nice!!!! The welding rod trick is great.
     
  14. Brandy
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    My exact thoughts! I'd seriously screw something that intricate up, hell I can't even paint my nails right the first or third time.:rolleyes::D

    I LOVE the blue. That's really sharp.............gotta admit tho, you're so pretty in respirators.;)
     
  15. KIRK!
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    I think it had just flashed. Maybe 15-20 minutes after the last pass.
     
  16. HemiDave
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    Uh....(gulp)...wow!

    Looks great!

    Dave
     
  17. fuzzy bunny
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    that is sick, where dd you find your lace,it's an awsom pattern!
     
  18. sweet jesus thats amazing!
     
  19. A32Flathead
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    Holy Crap.......

    May have to take a sneak peek tomorrow if I'm over that way....
     
  20. LOCO_LOUIE
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    oh!
     

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  21. AstroZombie
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    love the progress man. good idea on the welding rod, the lace going into the gap makes it look so much cleaner
     
  22. jscoma47
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    WOW..that is one hell of a job plus a little bit of tech thrown in to boot.
    almost like christmas a day early.cant wait to see this thing finished.
     
  23. Doc.
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    That's straight pimpin right there. Can't wait to see the next step.

    Doc.
     
  24. I think we have a Tech Week winner and its not even Tech Week. Please put this in the Tech section since we all just got a lesson on lace painting. Great job Alex and Kirk.
     
  25. Question. Do you put any adhesive on the back of the lace? I've had a bit of a problem with the paint "fogging" beneath the lace.
     
  26. zman
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    Very nice work guys... stone cold pimpin'
     
  27. I just LOVE the way everyone is "blowing smoke" over this car. Time for the truth.
    Its too low! You'll kick the rocker and break a toe getting in that damn thing Kirk! Lace is for panties and pearls are for necklaces! You've ruined a Starliner! I hope youre happy. This is the kinda shit that happens when you let Nancy build a custom!



    That car is gonna be just beautiful Kirk! I love the Starliners. My favorite 60's car. VERY nice work!
     
  28. KIRK!
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    Finally...the truth. You left out the part about a couple of homos playing with lace though.
     

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