August 2013


The Corvette is painted but it is not what I wanted in the end. I was not sent enough of the blender/mid-coat to make the candy as dark as it needs to be so I used over reduced clear but could only use so much and had to stop. Adding more candy concentrate was not the answer since it can lead to streaking, etc. I was not given enough clear so had to purchase more clear to try to make it work.

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The pearl was the wrong color, as was the candy, which I tried to make work. It looks OK but not what it was supposed to be. I can and will make it right but need a couple days away from this car to regroup.

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Masking paper and tape didn’t seem necessary for the person who paint this car previously. Once again as many times before on this job, I spent considerable time cleaning this up.

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This car is finally ready for final masking a painting.

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The indentations on the hood and the mirrors are painted with the same procedure for base and candy mid-coat. The light from the flash makes them lighter or darker. This is the same without the camera flash in the natural light. The difference is, the levels change as you move, which they should. This is part of the overall effect in the job I want.

It’s a hitch but I have been very sick the last week which has slowed me down big time. I have been showing up for work at my full time job every day and then coming home and doing as much as I could on the Vette. The very warm days we have had in the Okanagan the last couple of months have not made this task any easier. Feeling a bit better now, exhausted, but working my way back to normal.

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Painted the hood indentations since it would so hard to get the even effect of the Candy while painting the body. It would end up darker in these areas if I did not do this.

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Once again painted the mirrors since I will be able to concentrate on the smooth effect of the candy on the body rather than playing around with these during the final paint.

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Inside the door.

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Gas cap and lid were also painted.

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Masked up and getting ready to paint inside the doors and areas which would be hard to paint the Candy while painting the body.

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Jose Reyes hit a home run on the first pitch of the game. Toronto was the better team throughout the game.
http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=tor

The Toronto Blue Jays won 3-1 over the Mainers, http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=tor and the BC Lions won 27-20 over the Blue Bombers, http://www.bclions.com. Keep it going!

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