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Old 09-30-2021, 09:15 PM
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That's awesome. Been tracking and wish so badly I had your skills!

More pics and videos of that engine!
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Old 10-03-2021, 09:12 PM
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(I think) body work is done. Last parts are blocked out with 80 and 120.

Got the tail lights and markers mounted on the fenders (which are not on the trailer in the pics… just stacked to save space).

Everything is covered in blue dust. Everything. The driveway has blue footprints, I had to take an air hose to the dog, and Mrs. WT is weary of blue footprints in the house. But I’ve never worn the blue sanding shoes in the house. This crap penetrates the shoes and turns your socks blue. If you take those off, your feet are blue. Sanding sucks.
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Old 10-03-2021, 09:17 PM
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(I think) body work is done. Last parts are blocked out with 80 and 120.

Got the tail lights and markers mounted on the fenders (which are not on the trailer in the pics… just stacked to save space).

Everything is covered in blue dust. Everything. The driveway has blue footprints, I had to take an air hose to the dog, and Mrs. WT is weary of blue footprints in the house. But I’ve never worn the blue sanding shoes in the house. This crap penetrates the shoes and turns your socks blue. If you take those off, your feet are blue. Sanding sucks.
That dust is worse than drywall dust.

Looks great all around.

What colors are you going with?

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Old 10-03-2021, 09:27 PM
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That dust is worse than drywall dust.

Looks great all around.

What colors are you going with?

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It’s a very fine, almost weightless, dust.

I’m going to spray the filler panel with a gunmetal flake stripe and kahuna blue (or close) main color. If this combo sucks, it will be easy to sand down the flat surface on this piece.
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:24 PM
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Large hail in the forecast for tonight.

I need a bigger shop. Or a shoehorn.
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Old 10-13-2021, 01:14 PM
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Hail in the 316 is not something to scoff at. That stuff shreds the ordinary roof. If you ever get this beauty to Tablerock, I would love to see it and ski it!!
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Old 10-17-2021, 08:29 PM
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Starting to experiment with the gelcoat. First went a swath of slate gray, which was sanded once cured, then taped off, then clear + gunmetal flake, then clear. I removed the tape while it was wet and it’s now curing. Lots of orange peel.

Once this is all cured, I’ll put kahuna blue on the rest and try to get it up level with the stripe, then sand and buff.
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Old 10-17-2021, 08:42 PM
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I like it.

Still thinking on the size of the flake and the density (amount) applied.

I think I like it just the way it is. The blue will look nice.

One thing I always contend...never put the expense of a project in Excel.

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Old 10-17-2021, 09:12 PM
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Flake

I think MC used larger flakes with less distribution and backed it with black.
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Old 10-17-2021, 10:06 PM
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I think MC used larger flakes with less distribution and backed it with black.
I agree. That is how the original flake appeared to have been done.

This flake is the Mastercraft 2022 gunmetal flake blend and is 0.008. The manufacturer (Polycryl) told me very few boat builders are still using 0.015 flake. I suppose the colors and smaller flake are part of the “modernization” of this thing.
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