April 6, 2005
the final primer has been applied, the tape lines that separate
the bottom (already finished) and the primer have to be removed
and re-taped with new fine line and sanded with 500 grit paper.
The tape lines are strategically placed so you'll never see
the paint break between the top and the bottom.
hard to paint the car in one complete spray, but we do like
to paint the bottom, (Porsche never did) so we use this method.
Porsche only painted what you could see. The side pods got
paint and the rest of the bottom was a mist of overspray.
Remember, these were racing cars first. These pictures show
dolphin gray primer on the left and the first base coat of
silver on the right.
webmaster shoots me while I'm shooting the final coats.
clear is being applied.
paint is done.
Detail shots during the de-masking.
is de-taped and re-taped so the back satin black can be applied
to the chassis and firewall.
sanding with 320.
When this thing dries, it's out of the body shop for life
(we hope Mike).
this is ready for assembly, doesn't mean we're going to start
assembling 068 because now, we will finish the doors and deck
lid, then paint 090. Both cars will be assembled simultaneously.
To all the 068 fans...take a chill pill. Assembly will start
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