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Old 07-10-2012, 07:05 PM   #99
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Thanks for sharing your project with us. That's going to be one good looking coach when you are done. Looking forward to the next installment.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:49 PM   #100
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The job you are doing is nothing less than spectacular.
Waiting to see the next installment.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:56 PM   #101
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By the way, I noticed an area in quite a few of the photos that has a white outline.
Will this be something special? A Logo? Name or just my imagination.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:17 PM   #102
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Lookin good!
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:50 PM   #103
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:04 PM   #104
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Like others... I can't wait to see the next update. Looking great!
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:48 AM   #105
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By the way, I noticed an area in quite a few of the photos that has a white outline.
Will this be something special? A Logo? Name or just my imagination.
That may be my poor photography talent your seeing. There are a few places where white duct tape is used to keep paper covering the roof but no outline in the paint job.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:47 AM   #106
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This has been a great story to follow. I have learned a lot from this, like never try it myself, but you are getting the job done. Right on!
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Thanks for the support. We removed the masking paper and tape today to reveal more the true color scheme. Bear in mind the lower end where the new doors and wheel wells are going will also be red.

The top red stripe will be bordered in white so it blends the roof better and still undetermined what were doing with the very front. Maybe airbrush the model of the coach or some variation.

Some pictures may have the appearance of massive over spray, this is still masking paper and tape that hasn't been removed around windows. I didn't want to get to involved in getting this all off as we still have to clear coat the coach and we will have to again cover the windows with masking paper.

Here are the new pictures.

New built doors and panels primed, needed sanded and primed again.




UNMASKED PAINT JOB




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Old 07-11-2012, 06:19 PM   #108
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Ok, now he is teasing us! LOL
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Kinda' reminds me of a locomotive sittin' there!

Great paint scheme!

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What a great job.
Are you taking suggestions for the front of the coach?
or for the rear to break up some of the red?
By the way I am really jealous of your coach, it's a show stopper.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:25 PM   #111
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Looking at the pictures lets you know how much work is involved.I wish I had the time and place. Great job!
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Update

Well it's been a difficult week, I have put a crew of 3 on this project all week with the intent we get it done by next week. But like any major refit there are setbacks. I'm sure it's because I went out and picked up the license plate and registration and ordered the mounting plate for the Jeep in preparation of maybe doing a shakedown cruise next week.

Here is the latest: We sprayed 2 coats of clear coat today and the silver metallic looks terrible. I have been ignoring the problems with the silver acting like the color seperation would somehow go away. After spraying the clear coat it magnified the seperation making it much worse. Further problems is we used a scotch pad to scratch the surface for the clear coat and those scuff marks are evident after the clear coat.

I called Awlgrip for technical advice they suggested we use more coats of clear to fill in the scuff marks but it only made it worse. The color seperation really looks bad on this silver. Given we have had 2 gls and 1 qt and no matter which batch we made the seperation seems to be evident. I'm going to call Awlgrip tomorrow and inquire because that's about $1000 in paint that looks terrible.

The silver has to be repainted no matter what. So unfortunately we have to tape and mask off and sand the silver. The problem is the labor hours to repaint this and the cost of buying the paint is alot. I don't want to risk painting silver again to maybe have the exact same result. So the decision was made to change colors and I ordered a beige type color in a non metallic and were going to repaint the color and clear coat it. We have to go through the exercise either way I just don't want to end up here again. The Awlcraft 2000 non metallic color is about 1/2 the cost of the metallic anyway.

On a positive note the Cayanne Red metallic looks very nice after the clear coat. The new electric steps we ordered arrived today so were going to get them installed tomorrow. So in the end we have a slight set back but we will recover. It has to be right otherwise we will have wasted a lot of money and time.
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