Sunday, May 24, 2015

Taking a little break

I'm moving in a few weeks. It'll be a good thing for the Stude as I'll have a bit more space to work on her. But I went out to work on it today and realized that I couldn't do anything further on the paint front without disassembling most of the body. Given the short amount of time until the move, it just didn't make much sense.

I may do a few little odds and ends if I get to the point that I just can't pack another thing--if so, I'll post it up here. Otherwise, I'll see you towards the end of June.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Wow, that's a shiny trunk lid!

Since it's been a few years (ok, more than a few) since I prepped a car for paint, and even longer since I've painted one, I was having some doubts about my ability. Was my block sanding up to snuff for a black car? Could I even paint a black car?

I decided to go ahead and finish off one body part and see if I was up to snuff. So I painted the trunk. Here it is after a quick color sand and buff.

While not absolutely perfect, I think it looks pretty good. One thing I did learn--my buffing skills are really, really rusty! It'll shine even more once I practice up a bit.