Monday, September 2, 2013

Laboring on Labor Day

It's been a long time coming, "PAINT". I started the "Baja Bandeeto" a long time ago and have now just gotten the first passes of color on this weekend. When I started the project, I was all rocket fuel and crank, 'cause I wanted to make my "How to build a Fiberglass Body at Home" DVD that a lot of you guys have bought,(thank you). A few of you have been toiling away elbow deep in plaster and digging it as much as I do. There was some down time, as some of you know, when I sliced my left arm to the bone, and did a lot of damage. That put me out of work for 6 months. After that, there were months of catch up work, and staying on top of other things. See this stuff just doesn't happen over night for me either. We all struggle to "get that project done", ya just have to stay with it, look at it like a bunch of smaller projects, and not one gigantic overwhelming project. You will get there. This splash of gold paint is the light at the end of my tunnel. The last chapter of the "Bandeeto" book. I based the car out in white, then put some silver and white pearl into an inter coat clear, and shot the cove panels. After that was set up and dry, I masked off the coves, and sprayed solar gold base down on everything else. Then I did two passes of clear with silver, bright gold, and dark gold mini flake, and also red and gold dust pearl. And then, two coats of straight clear. Now I will let it sit and cure for a while, for a few days or a week. After that I'll start wet sanding again, so I can do some crazy art work, and maybe some lace! You'll see. I have been posting some "as we go along" pics on my face book page, you should check it out on face book. Til' next time gang. Get out in the garage and build something. Fritz