Tuesday, May 21, 2013

B3R Garage: Just A Little Bit Closers

Over the weekend the Mad Scientist and I were able to spray the maverick down with its final coat of primer and hit it with its first coat of color. Awkwardly enough it took much longer to mask the car than it did to actually spray it. Unfortunately, the color did not come out exactly the way we wanted it to.

This is what the Maverick looks like now. 
Due to anxiousness the mad scientist sprayed the car one quart at a time. This process has been known to cause issues due to uneven color mixing. As it turned out, that was exactly what happened to the Maverick. Although the entire Maverick was sprayed with the same color, it looks as though the hood, trunk, front fenders, roof and body where all painted with a slightly different shade. When the ’84 Capri was sprayed with color I mixed all of the paint in a single container and poured it into the gun as needed. The process resulted in the Capri having a uniform color match and shiny finish on all sprayed body parts. In order to get the same results with the Maverick the Mad Scientist will have to repaint the car. On the plus side, all of the door jams and hard to reach areas have been colored nicely. So, now all we need to do is bolt the car back together and spray it as a whole. This will hopefully make the process a little easier in the final go around. 


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