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Color, Sand, and Buff

    

Photo courtesy of Riley Customs, Phil Riley photographer

The hood and trunk were painted first so we could do a color match to ensure we had the right color.

Photo courtesy of Riley Customs, Phil Riley photographer

While the hood and trunk are drying, the first coat of color primer is sanded smooth.

Photo courtesy of Riley Customs, Phil Riley photographer

Final coat of color primer applied.  Ready for the real thing now.

Photo courtesy of Riley Customs, Phil Riley photographer

Four coats of color were applied.  After painting some test patterns on black and white paper, Phil determined that it takes four coats instead of the normal two to provide the full depth of color.

Photo courtesy of Riley Customs, Phil Riley photographer

Four coats of clear at this point.  More to come later.

Photo courtesy of Riley Customs, Phil Riley photographer

Another look at the car with the first four coats of clear.

Photo courtesy of Riley Customs, Phil Riley photographer

The clear is sanded to provide a base for the stripes.

Photo courtesy of Riley Customs, Phil Riley photographer

Laying out the stripes.

Photo courtesy of Riley Customs, Phil Riley photographer

Ready for the ghost stripes.

Photo courtesy of Riley Customs, Phil Riley photographer

You can barely see the stripes when looking at the car straight on.

Photo courtesy of Riley Customs, Phil Riley photographer

When you get a little angle, the stripes start to appear.

Photo courtesy of Riley Customs, Phil Riley photographer

Once the stripes were applied, four more coats of clear were applied.

Photo courtesy of Riley Customs, Phil Riley photographer

About one coat of clear will be color sanded off the car, then the entire car will be buffed back to a brilliant shine and then polished.

At this point, I can pick up the body and bring it home.  Phil is still doing some custom art work that will take a little longer and he needs to finish up the doors as well.  I plan to bring the body home this weekend to begin final assembly.  That work begins on the next page.