May 18, 2004
have a fresh layer of 3/4 oz. mat. Sometimes, there are air
pockets beneath the surface. When the black paint (that these
will be painted with) gets hot from the sun, pressure is created
in the air pockets and they want to bubble up. These air pockets
have to be opened up so they can be filled with filler. We
use a die grinder with a pointed burr to relieve these bubbles.
skin-coat the complete bucket before duratech.
and right side have both been skinned with a thin layer of
filler. Of course, we use the lightweight brand. So, the idea
is to make the surface of whatever area you are going to cover
with filler, perfect. It is easy to cheat by just using body
filler everywhere, including the dents and low spots. Don't
be afraid to use this thin layer if you keep it thin. The
only reason we keep it thin is weight. On a complete 904,
or corvette let's say, you might only add about 10 pounds
to the total weight of the car if you use the filler carelessly.
A thin layer on a small car should weigh somewhere between
5-8 pounds. Remember, if you use a gallon of filler, you are
going to sand off more than half of it.
layer of duratech is being applied.
this layer, the duratech will be block sanded and gray urethane
primer will be applied.
think we are getting close to painting the final coat of silver.
We are definitely getting closer, but we still have the final
fitting procedures on all the components before we go to final
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