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Old 04-08-14, 01:45AM   #31
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Here is one side headlight bezel. Other side will be on next post. Both had badly pitted anodizing on them which I bead blasted off. One was in so, so condition. One of these was crunched from when the front fender got hit. It was crumpled some on one end and was oval shaped instead of round. I pulled it back into shape by hand, then straightened the crumpled spots the best I could. Then I gently peened all the dents out from the inside with a small hammer and punch. Once I got the dents hammered out, I lightly hammered the high spots down on the outside. Then, I filed the outside until all left over high spots were leveled, then I wet sanded it down to 1500 grit and polished it with a buffing wheel and polishing compound. See if you can tell me which one was crumpled because I've been looking at them for 15 minutes and I can't tell which is which. After I peened all the dents out, I re-glass beaded it to hide the work, Now I can't tell.





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Old 04-08-14, 01:46AM   #32
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Here's the other side.





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Old 04-13-14, 05:18PM   #33
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I got my dash POR15'nd today. First I washed it with Marine Clean[POR15 product], then I wiped it with a wet rag, then dried it. Marine Clean removes any dirt or oily residues that might interfere with adhesion. Then I used a brush to lay down some Metal Ready[another POR15 product]. This product etches the metal and leaves behind a zinc phosphate coating that creates a good base for POR15 to adhere to. Then I wiped it down with a wet rag and dried it with a heat gun to remove any moisture.



Here's a couple of pisc of zinc phosphate coating left behind.





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Old 04-13-14, 05:19PM   #34
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Badly pitted, never to rust again!



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POR15 going. I did it with a brush.





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Old 04-13-14, 05:22PM   #36
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All done! I only used 7 teaspoons to do all this.









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Old 04-13-14, 05:23PM   #37
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I coated my window stops with Plasti-Dip. After I bead blasted them of course. Gave them 2 coats.





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Did these stops also.





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Old 04-13-14, 10:55PM   #40
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Looks good paul.
I like that plastic dip on the window stops. I will have to do mine now.
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Hey Paul. Just caught up to your thread. Your restoration of the headlight bezels turned out fantastic. Very impressive. On the dash, will you still do some filling and sanding (body filler or?) for the craters or are the over the side enough that they will be covered? I'm just curious if filler will go over Por15? Everything looks good and I like the plasti-dip ends on the clips. That opens up ideas for other applications where parts may touch (not rub, just touch). Nice work Paul. Plus, finding parts you've stored and forgotten about is like Christmas when you find them. Unless it's after you've bought another one--yeah, been there and done that, LOL.
What is the final color combination? Or are you still deciding that? I may have missed it but what is the car to be? Restored. Restified? Heavy street/strip? With your motor building talent and facility, you could make anything possible. Again, nice work Paul.
Oh almost forgot--you cryo'ing the shell????? LOL.

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I will have to get back to you later Mark. Thanks!
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Hey Paul. Just caught up to your thread. Your restoration of the headlight bezels turned out fantastic. Very impressive. On the dash, will you still do some filling and sanding (body filler or?) for the craters or are the over the side enough that they will be covered? I'm just curious if filler will go over Por15? Everything looks good and I like the plasti-dip ends on the clips. That opens up ideas for other applications where parts may touch (not rub, just touch). Nice work Paul. Plus, finding parts you've stored and forgotten about is like Christmas when you find them. Unless it's after you've bought another one--yeah, been there and done that, LOL.
What is the final color combination? Or are you still deciding that? I may have missed it but what is the car to be? Restored. Restified? Heavy street/strip? With your motor building talent and facility, you could make anything possible. Again, nice work Paul.
Oh almost forgot--you cryo'ing the shell????? LOL.

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Hey Mark, thanks for the compliments! The plan was to spray epoxy primer over the POR15 when it was tacky. Well, that didn't happen as the wind kicked up pretty hard here and got dust and grass pieces in the POR15. Plus, the POR15 was still wet at 9 PM! It's so dry here, this stuff just won't dry. Needs humidity to cure fast. It was dry the next morning though. Now, I will have to wet sand it to scuff it up some, then I can lay some epoxy primer down and put body filler in to fill the craters. They will show otherwise. I wanted the POR15 on the bare metal so it won't rust anymore.

I plan on painting it a dark gun metal gray metallic, with black ghost stripes down the side of the body, on the raised body line. Maybe do the hood scoop bulges with the ghost black also. I want to paint the dash with the body color that has the ghost black pearl in it also. That way, sometimes it looks gray, sometimes it looks black. Just depends on the angle.
The car will be a pretty much stock looking 64 GTO, with a heavily modified engine and drivetrain. I want to give the appearance of a stock GTO with an over-cammed Pontiac engine in it. I want unsuspecting victims to find out the hard way, what a good running Poncho can do to their ego!

Since I had no original drivetrain with this car, I see no reason to try to make it an OE resto. Plus, I just can't bring myself to build a stock engine for it. Nor can I afford an original type of resto.

I tried to stuff the shell in my Cryo tank, but no matter how hard I tried, it just wouldn't fit. So I had to abandon that idea! You better believe I will Cryo everything else I can though! Especially engine, tranny, rearend parts.
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I got my body filler today so I'm now ready to wet sand the POR15 this weekend and spray epoxy primer on it. Then I'm ready to fill the craters in the dash. Then, onto the body and interior floor.
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Best bondo IMO I have ever used, evercoat rage ultra, sands real nice, does not shrink. High price but worth it.
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