Project Orange Krate: Paint Gloss

Bringing Project Orange Krate's Color to Life

Chuck Vranas Dec 24, 2013 0 Comment(s)
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Doorjambs And Inner Rockers 2/29

14. Small areas like the doorjambs and inner rockers were also worked with 220-grit in preparation for the final coating of SpectraPrime.

Recheck Firment Of Various 3/29

15. Be sure to check and re-check the fitment of various parts including the rear window corner moldings ...

Check Headlight 4/29

16. ...and headlight rings to the fenders to be sure the gaps are perfect.

Final Three Coats Of Spectra Prime 5/29

17. With the body completely block-sanded and blown clean, the rotisserie was rolled back into the paint booth to have the final three coats of SpectraPrime applied.

After Last Coat Of 6/29

18. After receiving its last coat of Sherwin-Williams SpectraPrime, you can see that Orange Krate has come a long way!

Wet Sand Entire 7/29

19. Here you can see the results to one small area after wet-sanding with 220-grit and using the back edge of the sanding block to squeegee water away. A final wet-sanding with 500-grit will leave the surface as smooth as glass.

Undercarriage Plastic Bagged To Protect From 8/29

20. With wet-sanding completed, the body was rolled into the spray booth on the rotisserie for one last time. The undercarriage was plastic-bagged to protect it from overspray.

Mask Over Trunk 9/29

21. Peter then used 2-inch masking tape to back tape the inner trunk opening and followed it up by masking over the opening.

3m Ultrapro Urethane Seam 10/29

22. 3M Ultrapro Urethane Seam Sealer was applied to seal up any remaining seams prior to final paint, like this one in the rocker to rear quarter-panel area.\

Sem Solve Pre 11/29

23. Peter then made a pass over the entire exterior with Sem Solve pre-cleaner using a fresh white cloth one last time to remove any remaining surface contaminants.

Sherwin Williams Tack Rag Remove Last 12/29

24. Once suited up, a final run over the body with a Sherwin-Williams Tack Rag (PN V4X3) removed the last bits of dust, lint, or dirt from the surface.

Completed Body After Panel Replacement Bodywork Sanding 13/29

25. Here you can see the completed body ready to go after all the stages of panel replacement, bodywork, block-sanding, and priming.

Planet Color Big Bad Orange Sherwin Williams Automotive 14/29

26. To bring the car to life, its signature hue of Planet Color Big Bad Orange combined with the rest of the Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes includes everything to complete the job.

Apply 15/29

27. It was great seeing Peter lay down the vibe bringing Orange Krate to life with a number of coats of Big Bad Orange.

Painted Camaro 16/29

28. By the end of the night, the body looked amazing finally covered with clear! Stay tuned as we begin our final assembly stages of project Orange Krate.


Competition Specialties
Eastwood Company
Pottstown, PA 19464
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
Medford, MA
3M Auto


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