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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" and Costello V8s

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Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Started to make it red
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 06, 2018 05:30PM

Here's the hood. Deck lid and doors are next

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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 08, 2018 05:39PM

Looking Great Jim!! (And saw the color sanded update on the MGE site too)... You're making me feel bad taking so long to paint the hard top I prepped about 6-8 months ago!!


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 08, 2018 06:10PM

We haven't had rain for 9 months and then when I want to paint, it starts. Not complaining, we need it desperately. I'd spray the clear in the garage but I'd have to move the car outside and it's not very weather proof.


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Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 08, 2018 07:31PM

They make tarps ;)


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 13, 2018 04:05PM

Got the red shot and blocked down with 1500 and started shooting the clear. Got 3 coats on without getting any trash in it and then on the last coat 4 of these @#$%& made perfect landings while it was still very wet so they sunk down in. After sanding out the bugs, I shot the final coat of clear early in the morning before the bugs woke up and the wind started to blow. Going to let it sit for a few days before I color san and buff.

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Here's the hood after the 4th coat

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: BWA
Date: January 13, 2018 04:50PM

Garage painting is a challenge with insects.
I remember many times when I was painting components for my TR6 that before painting there would be no bugs.
I would then start painting and then they would magically appear.
I think they are actually attracted to the thinners in the paint.
You will often see wasps flying around the tops of propane bottles where they vent off.
After much consideration on painting the exterior of the car in my garage I decided not to because of insects and other issues.
I had a guy paint my car in a paint booth that we rented from a body shop.

Keep up the good work Jim, I am looking forward to seeing the final product.

Cheers
Byron


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 13, 2018 05:58PM

The bugs aren't bad first thing in the morning so I am planning to do the first 2 coats on one day and do the final the following day 1st thing in the morning. That way I can sand out the trash before I shoot the final coat. Everything will be color sanded and buffed so it isn't that much of an issue. It just turns 1 day in a spray booth into 4 days outside. I'm retired so I have a lot of time to kill anyway.



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