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post #16 of 85 (permalink) Old 07-27-2018, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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The car's first coat of primer has been curing and they're block sanding for the next step. I downloaded some "light" colored pics of 105's from the forum and used water color pens to get some ideas .

"Shallow" green nose.

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"Deeper" green nose.

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Last ones...

The top could be a black and white checkered flag.

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Duetto Sider silouette.

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Mate can you share whatever you are taking?

Green nose maybe but don't make it trashy, and painting the alloy wheels body colour is a horrid modern trend of tasteless proportions ... Steel wheels with chrome hubcaps, yep they can be painted body colour but not alloy wheels.

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The exercise helped me see how bad some were, that in my mind's eye, I thought would be good. I think I like the final one down on (permalink) #17 the best.
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I just got back from the paint/body shop where they were in the last stages of the 1st primer/block sand cycle. It's nearly ready now for the 2nd primer coat.

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The tape is positioned above mid-line here. When they finish blocking sanding up to it then a new piece of tape will mask off below the mid-line and the'll block sand down to it.

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Engine bay also has one coat of primer.

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The passenger side is ready for the second primer coat.

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With the car out getting a face lift I decided back in April to put a new floor into it's c.1918 garage.

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Starting things off, one of the workers cut as close to the sill as possible. After that the Bobcat jackhammer went to work.

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There were several cycles of debris removal and jack hammering before they had a "clean" dirt floor.

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The benches had to be altered from vertical post legs to cantilevered supports before the work began.

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Rebar in place and ready for the pour (after lunch).

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After lunch the concrete pour began.

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It didn't take the workers long to pour and level the single car pad.

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This guy was amazing as he floated the surface out.

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A few hours after they left. The job took from 8 am to 2:30 pm.

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After letting the concrete cure until mid August I then had a couple of pros apply a three layer epoxy coating. First the new floor had to be better prepared to accept the epoxy treatment using diamond floor grinders.

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After grinding and cleaning the floor it was given an initial layer of grey epoxy and multi colored flakes.

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After the initial coat had time to set they scraped and broomed off the excess flakes.

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A second layer of clear epoxy was brushed and rolled over the embedded flakes and allowed to set before a final clear layer of poly-urea.

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Like the floor re-pour, this was a one day job. They finished a little later in the afternoon than the concrete guys mainly because of the dry times between coats. They told me I could put stuff back on the floor the next day, but I waited 3 days. Nice new home for the GTV and better yet when I roll around on my mechanics stool I won't tip over.

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Next week they tell me we will see some color on the car...Alfa 501 Red. These shots from last week show the final coat of primer before block sanding.

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It's been a while, some delays but nothing I can't live with. The trunk has been shot with Alfa 501 Red. All the primer prep work looks awesome. The car should go in the paint booth next week for the 501.

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The shop shot a color card for me with the Alfa 501 and a "no name green" for the nose we came up with...which I like a lot, I think the two colors compliment each other very well...I'll have to come up with a name for the green.

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Considering the mess we found at the beginning of this process I feel like the body work has resulted in crisp, clean lines. I can't wait to see the car come out of the booth.

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Here's the color sample card held up to the light of day. Alfa Romeo 501 Red and "_____________" Green.

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The exercise helped me see how bad some were, that in my mind's eye, I thought would be good. I think I like the final one down on (permalink) #17 the best.
Yes or the second one in post 18. You know that blue and green should never be seen

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Yes or the second one in post 18. You know that blue and green should never be seen
Red and green should never be seen,
Unless upon a mean machine.

I've narrowed it down to something like this...some of the lines are meant to mimic a step-nose.
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I remember Charlie Thieriot telling us they picked a color for their GTA in TransAm based on what could be sourced easily from Pep Boys. For those times when the car was damaged they could easily source paint while on the road between races.

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