Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Here's a little peek at this past weekend's project I finally started.

I am taking this 'Rock n Roll' Thunderbird and turning it into my car. I've been documenting the whole thing so I can put up a major post later on when I am done.

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Starting with this:

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Paint stripping worked flawlessly. I used the Dupli-Color Stripper from O' Reilly's mentioned on this forum previously. Please use gloves if you're going to use it, in a well ventilated area. I just did it in my garage with the door open. No problems (didn't pass out). Let it set about 5 minutes ... paint is practically falling off.

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Then, wire brushed it submerged in a bucket of water, rinsed it off ... and .... success.

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I've already primed it and got one coat of white on it but that'll have to wait till later to show. Not sure if I am happy with the first coat of white so I may redo it.

Edit: If anyone has suggestions for the best paint to use for a good paint job on this small of a car, I am all ears. Currently I have a small can of white model spray paint I am trying. The first coat doesn't look as smooth as I would like but it may be just me. It's been a while since I've done something this small.

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Cheers! -E.

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