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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by twood, May 20, 2018.


  1. PogArt

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    I hope your surgery went very well,as your art ;)
    Interesting concept,and nicely looking ;)

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  2. twood

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    Thanx all....Great news....I got to drop off the hood at the restoration shop across the street. He is going to clear it today and will be ready to pick up tomorrow. I will have to have my great neighbor to help. The count down is now down to an hour then going to the hospital, and then I will be operated on in 3 hours from now.....The wait is the worst part.....
    Cheers
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    Best wishes Tony. Been in your shoes a few times. Good luck
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    The hood is back from clear coating. It is sitting in my tent curing. The light sucks in there, so I will get better pics when I am able to move it to the outside. I am over all pleased but there are a few areas the candy bled over the yellow base. I told him to make sure to do a couple dust coats to lock in the candy but you can tell he did not. It isn't too bad, and if I do not point it out, you won't notice....in a way, it is my own fault. I was going to use bleed check when all done before clear, but ran out of time before my surgery....
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    Still looks fantastic, Tony! Hope you're recovering well.
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    It has been almost 3 weeks since this was cleared and my surgery and I had a chance to check out the clear job. I am not as happy as I thought....When I first looked, there were bumps in the clear that first looked like dirt from me rushing it at the end. He also told me it was mostly solvent pop, but after it totally cured, I put a loop on it and it is not dirt and dust or solvent pop, but little chunks of clear. It seems to me his clearing gun was filthy, and/or he did not strain his clear enough before clearing it....
    My question to all the pros on here is.....is it worth cutting and buffing or just leave it. It is not going on a show truck, but it bothers me big time. I do not have a DA sander and all the stuff to do it right. I would have to do it by hand. I am also worried that I would go through the clear to the paint if I try to bring it down enough....It is almost impossible to get a picture, just having an iphone....
    Thoughts?
    Thanx. It ended up that my surgeon decided to go the extra mile and do 3 procedures at once while he had me on the table. This was my 4th operation on this elbow, and this is the worst recoop of all of them. He showed me an x-ray of what he did and it looks like he attached tic-tacks to the bones with tendrils attaching to the tendons and muscles to hold everything in place. He has done this procedure only twice before, but not to this extent. He also did a nerve relocation again at the same time. I guess I am the new guinea pig and he is optimistic, but as he told me only time will tell. I finally get to be bandage and wrap free next week. Then the fun starts with physio after that.
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    Tony, Sorry to hear about the finish on the hood. :(
    Surgeries are never fun, major/extensive surgeries even less so. And we won't even begin to discuss physiotherapy... Praying that "third time's a charm" holds true here in your case. As he said, only time will tell. Can imagine you're ready to climb the walls, but hang in there and be patient. :thumbsup:
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    At the end of the day - we're all kind off guinea pigs dear twood.
    I wish you get better at any time soon!
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    When I can, I am going to get that hood into the light outside. It is in a portable garage tent right now. Not the best of light. I will decide how much work I want to do to it. I figure the truck only has a short life span anyways. The body is going big time The rockers are going and so on so on.....but it is 100% mechanical.
    And ya...I think every wall around here has been violated...lol....

    Yup...everyday when I wake up ...lol
    just more wall climbing...
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    That hood looks fantastic Twood.
    "Stupidly even though ive just read you have had elbow surgery i still almost suggested you just hand sanded with 1500 grit wet and dry paper"
    If you really cant live with it then you need to give it a sand and then a buff and polish but without a DA and polishing mop its a lot of work. Otherwise id leave it, as you said its your work truck and its going to get knocked and stuff.

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    Thanx
    When I am able, I think I might get the front fenders done and install the hood and have another look at it and decide. I just might decide to invest in the sander and buffer wheels. It is something I will use ...and it will be a good thing to learn on. If I screw it up, it is at least mine...
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    I was going to ask about the possibility of buying a sander and buffer. If it’s something you think you’ll use again, then it could be worth it.


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    And if you screw up you know exactly how to do it again :) I need to get myself a nice DA and a polishing mop too and IF i am lucky I might even get to use them one day.
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    I could practice cutting and buffing on the hood and if I don't totally futz it up, I could cut and buff my wife's Mustang. We need to get that done some day and the cost of someone else doing it would be close to the cost of the equipment....I think I need to start saving my nickels....
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    Gotto see it when all sparkly dude.....:thumbsup:
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    RESPECT! There is a lot of work in it! Very beautiful.
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    Well...it seems that my new hood is going to be a wall hanger. I had to take the truck off the road due to the frame being rusted so bad that the transmission is ready to fall out and brake lines are toast....
    Maybe i will be able to sell it and get some of the money invested back. I can always back mask and change the yellow to a different one to match some one else's truck.....
    So depressed...I loved this truck....
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    :eek: Tony, so very sorry to hear. You did such a nice job on it. They don't make cars and trucks like they used to. Had to replace an 11 year old Impala last year. Frame rot and wouldn't pass inspection. Good thing it hadn't been in a collision as it would have folded in half. :mad:
    Hope you can find an interested buyer for the hood!
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    Yeah twood...
    I can imagine how it’s like ;/
    I have Alfa Romeo 156 ,2005 make, it seems no one likes this car,but me?
    My wife neither.
    I’m keeping it on driveway, so it’s always dirty and getting rusted,but it hasn’t let me down ever yet! Always there,always ready to go - any weather condition ;)
    Good luck with your stuff twood.
    I wish you all goes your way ;)
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    Thanx....:cry::cry::cry:
    Its a 2004 and the snow and dampness just eats metal....at least they don't use salt anymore....
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