The paint work continues
(03/15/03) I got a call early Saturday afternoon from Troy, the painter. He told me that the primer was on and I could come take a few pics if I wanted.
So I drove over to his place (he'd primed it at his shop and brought it home to continue working on it) and one of the first things I noticed is how much better
the cowl hood looks. It's a whole lot straighter than it ever had been.
The dents are gone, the trim clip holes are filled and it looks very straight and smooth.
The next step is to spray the red bedliner and block sand it. Then comes the color coat and the clear coat. These guys are working fast...and I can
hardly wait to see the finished product.
(03/21/03) Well, there was a little delay in getting the bedliner sprayed...and then a little mis communication while the block sanding and the final body work was going on,
but we finally got together at the painter's shop and this is what I saw when I went into the sanding room. The primer had been sanded smooth and a little additional spot putty added.
Then I walked around to the back to check out the bedliner. Man! That's a bright red. And where I wiped the sanding dust off, it was nice and shiny. It's gonna look good under the black tonneau cover.
The masking tape is being applied to the trim around the bed in preparation for the sealer and color coat.
It's a little hard to see, but the sag is gone from the hood. I'm real happy about that.
And there's still a little spot putty to be sanded smooth on the driver's door. I left the camera with the painter so that he could take a few shots as the sealer and color goes on.
He tells me that I should get it back on Saturday the 22nd...we'll see if that works out. I sure hope so.
Next page: The color coat.