November 5, 2004
been working steady on the Ol' Robottommobile. Now that the
door battle is over (we won!), I do the final bodywork connecting
the front to the rear and everything in between. Remember,
you need to skin coat at least the top surfaces of any of
this old bodywork.
look close, you can see a bizillion little craters. These
are air pockets in the glass that have to be opened up and
filled. Remember that if the sun beats down on these surfaces,
the air pockets will expand and cause the paint finish to
look like shit. Painstakingly, I use a die grinder with a
1/4 inch burr to open up every single cavity.
skin coat is applied, block sanded, and the tail is fit to
the doors and the cockpit.
stick seams. The tail is now in the booth for duratec.
on the left shows the area that is normally impossible to
paint while the tail is righted. This area is painted first,
then the tail is laid down and finished.
is now reinstalled to keep the duratec from the inside of
the tail frame. The doors are now seamed perfectly and duratec
will be applied.
view of the seam work.
to paint the duratec on the doors in the cockpit when the
car sits in the body shop. The final paint will be applied
in the spray booth.
pm, Friday, November 5th. Feast your eyes Mike!! We're getting
I primed completely, the other door will need additional sanding
before a complete coat.
A few more pictures...
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