Herron Custom Paint Work in Progress Herron Custom Paint November 18, 2017   

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Its in the paint shop!!!!!! This car is not here right now. It is back at jens waiting on engine and drivetrain. You can see what we have done to it so far.  
The hood has been blocked with 320 and  has been fit back on  the car.The front bumper has been blocked with 320 grit. 
The hood is getting blocked with 320 grit. 
The right fender is getting blocked with 320 grit. The entire car will get guidecoated again and wetblocked with 400 grit before painting.  
The left fender is getting blocked with 320 grit. Doing this will cut the wetsanding time in half when these parts are getting sanded for paint. It really speeds thing up. 
Powder guide coat on the hood. The front clip is all going to get blocked with 320 grit. The rest of the car has already been blocked with 320. 
We are putting powder guide coat on the fenders so they can be blocked with 320 grit. 
Its ready to take back apart. The inside, dash, cowl and firewall will be done first. Then the subframe will be tore down and powdercoated.The reinstalled with the new suspension. 
The entire car has been blocked with 320 grit. We put them all together for the final blocking and then take them apart for paint. After painting is no time to find out something don't fit. 
It all fits together nice. This car has had a hard life buts its well on its way now. Well Jen its time to pick a color?? 
The car has been taken back apart and the inside is getting prepped for paint.  
The inside of the cowl is masked and 3m bodyshutz will be sprayed inside down low where all the water drains.  
The doors are getting masked. 3m Bodyshutz will be sprayed on the inside of the doors. 
Spraying bodyshutz inside the 1/4 panels and cowl. 
The doors have had the small dings repaired on the inner shell. they have been sanded and are masked to seamseal. 
Spraying bodyshutz inside the doors. 
The doors have been seamsealed. 
The inner door shells have been epoxied and are waiting to be primed. Then they will be ready to sand for paint. 
I will spray inside these pockets on the firewall and cowl before painting the outside. Doing them both at the same time is not a good idea.  

I was told to paint the entire inside of the car. It has all been sanded and cleaned. It has been masked up.

 
The trunk jam, rear package tray top and bottom along with the entire trunk floor and inside 1/4 pnls have been sanded to paint.The trunk jam opening has been masked and will be painted with the inside of the car. 
The rocker texture spray will make the paint on the floor chip and scratch resistant. The dynamat and carpet will glue to this well. 
I sprayed the entire inside of the car with adhesion promoter, then epoxy sealer and then as you see here 3M rocker texture spray on the floors. 

The entire inside of the car was sanded, cleaned, masked, sprayed with adhesion promoter and now its has been sprayed with epoxy sealer.

 
Epoxy sealer has been sprayed on the trunk jam opening and rear package tray top and bottom. 
I have painted down inside those pesky cowl pockets. 
The entire inside of the car body has been painted and cleared. 
The inside painted. 
The roof on the inside has been painted and cleared. 
The trunk jam and rear package tray have been painted and cleared. 
Now that the inside has been painted I am masking to do the trunk floor and inside of the 1/4 panels. 
The trunk opening has been masked of the the trunk floor and inner wheeltubs and inner 1/4 panels can be sprayed. 
The front subframe has been removed. The cowl, firewall, door pillars, and dash have been sanded for paint. It is now getting masked to paint. 

It has been masked to paint inside the trunk and to also do the firewall and cowl. The subframe has been removed. Notice it has been masked all the way to the floor. We do not want any overspray under the car.

 

The firewall, door pillars, dash, and cowl have all been sanded and are masked to paint.

 
The firewall is ready to paint.  
Epoxy sealer has been sprayed on the firewall. 
Epoxy sealer has been sprayed on the cowl, firewall, dash, and door pillars. 
Epoxy sealer has been sprayed on the trunk floor. 
3M rocker texture spray has been put on the trunk floor edges and seams. This is how it was done at the factory back in 1980. 
Epoxy sealer has been sprayed over the top of the 3M rocker texture spray inside the trunk.  
The inside of the trunk after the first coating of spatter paint. 
The trunk floor has been sprayed with trunk spatter paint, black and aqua color.  It will have to dry overnight and then it will get another coat in the morning.  
The inside of the trunk after the first coat of spatter paint. 
I cleared it with Dupont Chromapremier clear.  
Once its dry I will do a quick polish on the dash and then it can be unmasked. Then the subframe can go back under it.  
The color is a 2008 GM color. It is B30 Charcoal Effect. The Dupont Chromabase number is 332560K . This is the number to keep on file!!! There are a few alternates to this color and this is the one we are using 332560K. Write that down Jen and don't lose it! 
The cowl, door pillars, dash and firewall have been painted and cleared.  
The top of the dash has been sanded with 2500 grit and is ready to polish.  
Polishing the dash. 
The door hinges have been sanded and are ready to paint. 
The inside of both doors have been sanded and are ready to paint. 
The inside of the trunk is done. 
Epoxy sealer has been sprayed on the inside of both doors. 
Epoxy sealer has been sprayed on the door hinges. 
The car body has been unmasked. 
The body unmasked. 
The right door has been jammed in. 
The left door has been jammed in. 
Time to bolt the subframe back under the car. It will come back out later to be all rebuilt and powdercoated once we get the suspension pieces. 
The door hinges have been painted. 
The left door has been fit back on the car. 
The right door has been fit back on the car. 
Sanding the radiator support for paint. 
Block sanding the inside of the trunk lid so it can be painted. 
The radiator support is painted. 
The trunklid has been jammed in. I will bolt this on the car in the morning and its as far as I can go. I am out of parts. 
The trunklid has been bolted back on the car. 
I have bolted the radiator support to the subframe for now. Its got to come back off when the subframe gets redone. Well This is as far as I can go. Its going to have to go into storage until I have all the parts I need  to continue.  


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