Epoxy or Urethane High Build... what's next for me?

Mopar Body and Trim

  1. JDMopar

    JDMopar Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,997
    Likes Received:
    2961
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Location:
    Candler, NC/Myrtle Beach, SC
    Local Time:
    3:56 AM
    I know you had to put in a lot of extra work to get to where you are now, but in the long run.....you won't regret it! Keep up the good work.

    :thumbsup:
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • dartfreak75

      dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

      Messages:
      9,979
      Likes Received:
      7604
      Joined:
      Aug 10, 2011
      Location:
      Virginia
      Local Time:
      3:56 AM
      Yep I agree! Sometimes that extra step is the difference between a life long paint job and having to start over in 3 years!
       
    • JWRICH

      JWRICH Active Member

      Messages:
      33
      Likes Received:
      28
      Joined:
      Mar 30, 2020
      Location:
      50158
      Local Time:
      2:56 AM
      Thanks... I'm honestly not sure what brand my spray guns are, but I can tell you that they will be replaced before I spray anything again. They are an older, cheap set that I've had for years. The 1.4 nozzle worked fine for the Epoxy, but my 1.7 was too small for the high-build I sprayed later. Had some wasted material and poor coverage due it getting plugged up.. (which sucked to clean out). I'll probably buy a cheap (Northern Tool) gun with a 2.5 tip for the future high-build primer work. For the spraying sealer and base/clear later, I'm looking at the options from Devilbis.
       
      • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
      • JWRICH

        JWRICH Active Member

        Messages:
        33
        Likes Received:
        28
        Joined:
        Mar 30, 2020
        Location:
        50158
        Local Time:
        2:56 AM
        Thanks guys. Here's a few pics of the shell that I sprayed this AM. Ran out of epoxy just before getting a 2nd coat on the front fender wells, but I'll just coat them later when it's time for sealing. Had to get up at 4:30 the AM to get the shell painted before work. No time later today as we're heading out camping and didn't want it to start flash-rust. Got a few bugs in it (damn mosquitoes)... but they'll sand out. :)

        front.jpg

        rear.jpg

        side.jpg
         
        • Like Like x 5
        • JDMopar

          JDMopar Well-Known Member

          Messages:
          3,997
          Likes Received:
          2961
          Joined:
          Jan 19, 2012
          Location:
          Candler, NC/Myrtle Beach, SC
          Local Time:
          3:56 AM
          I bought a Devilbiss Tekna Prolite gun to do finish work with. I bought it on the recommendation of another member here, and it is an excellent gun! It makes me look like I almost know what I'm doing! LOL. I think it is the 703556 version that I got. I got 3 different tips and 2 different caps. Watch, and they will go on sale every now and then. I bought mine off Amazon for $440ish. I sprayed SPI epoxy primer mixed as sealer a few weeks ago, and it layed it down great.
          https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007N6FFKO/?tag=fabo03-20
           
          • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
          • JDMopar

            JDMopar Well-Known Member

            Messages:
            3,997
            Likes Received:
            2961
            Joined:
            Jan 19, 2012
            Location:
            Candler, NC/Myrtle Beach, SC
            Local Time:
            3:56 AM
            Sorry...it was 703566 instead of 556! I guess I had ammo for the anti ANTIFA rifle on the brain! :p
             
            • Like Like x 2
            • Shakedownscott

              Shakedownscott Well-Known Member

              Messages:
              48
              Likes Received:
              21
              Joined:
              Dec 31, 2017
              Location:
              Vermont
              Local Time:
              3:56 AM
              Looks great and good for you getting up at that crazy hour. One less thing to worry about!
               
              • Like Like x 1
              • dartfreak75

                dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

                Messages:
                9,979
                Likes Received:
                7604
                Joined:
                Aug 10, 2011
                Location:
                Virginia
                Local Time:
                3:56 AM
                Dang buddy that is awesome that looks amazing
                 
                • Like Like x 1
                • JWRICH

                  JWRICH Active Member

                  Messages:
                  33
                  Likes Received:
                  28
                  Joined:
                  Mar 30, 2020
                  Location:
                  50158
                  Local Time:
                  2:56 AM
                  It's been a while sense I provide an update... unfortunately, it's not a good one. A Derecho with 110mph winds came through our state (Iowa) this summer and destroyed my shop and did some pretty significant damage to the Demon. It's repairable, but is sure a set back. Looking like it will be June/July before my new shop is up and ready to use. With the chassis in storage until then, I hope to make some progress on the 4-speed rebuild and maybe start the 408 build as well. Until then... I'll be back to this post later on.

                  PS - Dad's 1970 Mach 1 you see in the pics was also damaged... but also repairable. (it was moved into my shop only 2 days before the storm :(

                  20200810_134357.jpg

                  20200810_142040.jpg

                  20200810_142609.jpg

                  20200810_143551.jpg

                  20200810_155211.jpg

                  20200811_171632.jpg

                  20200811_171734.jpg

                  20200811_171817.jpg

                  20200811_171842.jpg
                   
                • Dartsun

                  Dartsun Mopar Dude

                  Messages:
                  2,103
                  Likes Received:
                  1861
                  Joined:
                  Feb 12, 2012
                  Location:
                  Springfield Oregon
                  Local Time:
                  12:56 AM
                  That’s a bummer deal been crazy amount of storms this year.
                   
                • flingdingo

                  flingdingo Well-Known Member

                  Messages:
                  332
                  Likes Received:
                  263
                  Joined:
                  Apr 26, 2017
                  Location:
                  El Lay
                  Local Time:
                  12:56 AM
                  Wow! That sucks! Makes me glad I only have to worry about earthquakes.

                  I hope that the damage was limited to property and that no family or friends got hurt.

                  Good luck on the rebuild!
                   
                • Scamp Rhonda

                  Scamp Rhonda Well-Known Member

                  Messages:
                  660
                  Likes Received:
                  602
                  Joined:
                  Jan 18, 2017
                  Location:
                  Blaine MN
                  Local Time:
                  2:56 AM
                  I guess you never know what's around the corner in life. I hope things work out for you. Steve
                   
                • JDMopar

                  JDMopar Well-Known Member

                  Messages:
                  3,997
                  Likes Received:
                  2961
                  Joined:
                  Jan 19, 2012
                  Location:
                  Candler, NC/Myrtle Beach, SC
                  Local Time:
                  3:56 AM
                  Hope your family, friends and neighbors all made it thru that ok! The damage will be very fixable. 2004 was a rough year here in the south for hurricanes, and being a lineman for a power company...I was at work about more than I was home. I didn't get home in time to get one of my cars moved before the remnants of Hurricane Ivan came thru western NC, and Ivan dropped a huge pine tree on our house and 3 vehicles. My 71 Challenger got hammered pretty hard, but I was able to fix it back even better. I know you can do the same with your Demon. It took me a few years to be able to sleep at night if it was raining or the wind was blowing, but that went away eventually. Hang in there.....life will get back to normal, and you'll get everything done. :)
                   
                  • Like Like x 1
                  • 75slant6

                    75slant6 Well-Known Member

                    Messages:
                    5,585
                    Likes Received:
                    2104
                    Joined:
                    May 15, 2011
                    Location:
                    Russellville, ky
                    Local Time:
                    2:56 AM
                    Dang! Sucks to hear about the shop and cars! We were at my wife’s brothers place in Kalona when that storm came through. Wasn’t just too terribly bad there, lots of trees down, a few houses damaged, etc. Not near as bad as other areas of the state got it. We were only out of power for 5 or 6 hours
                     
                  • jbc426

                    jbc426 Well-Known Member

                    Messages:
                    1,987
                    Likes Received:
                    791
                    Joined:
                    May 30, 2007
                    Location:
                    West Coast
                    Local Time:
                    12:56 AM
                    Just keep in mind that even though 2k and high-build primer sealers are catylized, they still shrink significantly over the years. My point is that while they are very good and have their place, using less(aka a thinner mil thickness) is always better. In other words, get your sheet metal as straight as you can, so you don't need too much product to get your panels "flat".
                     
                    • Like Like x 1
                    • Agree Agree x 1
                    • dartfreak75

                      dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

                      Messages:
                      9,979
                      Likes Received:
                      7604
                      Joined:
                      Aug 10, 2011
                      Location:
                      Virginia
                      Local Time:
                      3:56 AM
                      Ok no! That sucks im sorry that happened to you. I'm glad you and family are safe tho!
                       
                    1. This site uses cookies to help personalize content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                      By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.