RE: Ivan's coupe [it seams I applied some sealant]
06-20-2020, 10:52 PM
Post: #501
RE: Ivan's coupe [it seams I applied some sealant]
I'm still busy with this.. I can say it is a bigger pain in the ass to get right than most youtube instructional vids would have you believe.

First problem was bits of cf cloth not sticking down properly near corners.. probably 2 hours curing time was not the sweet spot for this epoxy
or I should have cleaned the plastic better. The only way to 'fix' this afterwards is to layer on enough epoxy to cover the bulged spots.
Then there is uneven distribution of epoxy... wherever it could run off it ended up very thin and in some places it pooled in a thick layer..
So now I am in for a shitload of sanding to get it presentable. It wont be perfect but I'm thinking a usable result is still achievable.

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07-22-2020, 09:02 PM (This post was last modified: 07-23-2020 09:13 AM by Mylesmck.)
Post: #502
RE: Ivan's coupe [it seams I applied some sealant]
(12-04-2011 01:30 AM)Ivan141 Wrote:  Inside was sprayed with rust converter to keep rust away untill I'm finished with welding.
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There you go.. another 10 hours of hard work.. Glad I'm not in the restoration business... I cant imagine having to do this much faster.

Nice work! Mines gone in the same place but opposite (rhd), opened up the front pocket to find rust that'd been played over. Floor panel, outrigger and inner sill repair panels fabricated... Now to make up a patch for the front pocket. Your build is informative and encouraging
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09-13-2020, 03:10 PM (This post was last modified: 09-13-2020 03:22 PM by Ivan141.)
Post: #503
RE: Ivan's coupe [it seams I applied some sealant]
No progress on the carbon clad spoiler yet, I had to put that on hold due to severe allergic reactions to the epoxy.
Will need to buy a painting suit or something like it to keep the dust off my skin.

BUT: new progress on the shell has started to materialize.

Yesterday it was put it the rotisserie for the final time (hopefully) to get to work doing seam sealing and undercoating.

Am using a 3m polyurethane seam sealer. Application goes as complicated as I can make it.
First I tape around seams:
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Apply sealer using an air caulking gun (to spare my hands all the squeezing) and use finger to nudge it into crevisses.
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Remove tape before the sealant cures, which allows for clean removal of the tape. It is also fiddly enough that it takes long enough to allow the sealant to cure enough for the final step. Use a pre-paint cleaner to dip a gloved finger and brush this over the sealant to get a cleaner looking finish.
The cleaner stops the sealant from sticking to your finger (if its cured enough).
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I was a bit optimistic when buying just 3 tubes of the stuff. Think I will need at least 2 more, maybe 3.
Emptied 1 out on this corner alone, but I was applying way too much to be honest.

When the bottom is sealed up, it is going to be painted with Raptor liner in gunmetal gray metallic, which is also the color I will be using for the engine compartment and interior. The exact color I decided on is Nissan's KH2:
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Also need to start thinking of making access holes for a royal application of cavity wax wherever I can get it.

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09-13-2020, 06:03 PM
Post: #504
RE: Ivan's coupe [it seams I applied some sealant]
Impressive work, keep it up!
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09-13-2020, 09:56 PM
Post: #505
RE: Ivan's coupe [it seams I applied some sealant]
I see the light at the end of the tunnel! Thumbs up!
If you're using gunmetal grey on the interior/enginebay, what will you be using for the exterior? Back to panda red?

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09-13-2020, 10:01 PM
Post: #506
RE: Ivan's coupe [it seams I applied some sealant]
Panda red it is going to be indeed, although perhaps using a snazzier red than OEM. The metallic grey insides is a nod to D.K.'s AE86 and coincidentally also the ferrari F40.. I like the look.

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