Columbus..the 1957 IH 4x4

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  1. mongocanfly

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    Been wet sanding the parts I have painted...did the hood , front and rear fenders, grill support and bed so far...did those with 1500g then went over that with 2000g...then I used the Norton ice buffing system to buff and polish..I've never used their stuff before, but its really simple...1 compound and 3 buffers..for a driver truck it works very well...heres a few sample pics...got fenders and hood buffed and polished..the red is looking brighter than I wanted , but I'll have to live with it..
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  2. J.J.

    J.J. Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    WOW

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    Bling bling
    I’m likin it! :sorcerer::sorcerer::sorcerer::sorcerer:
     
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    Not bad for a red neck! I seem to recall someone saying that the enamel you used takes longer to dry/cure than urethane? Must have fully set up as the paint looks great! And no redo's, right?
     
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    thanks JJ, Josh,Ed..
    Ed , I'm not sure on the fully cured time, but my paint paperwork says wet sanding is best done in the 1st 48hrs... I'm not done yet so I still have a few do-overs in me
     
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    O.M.G. that's gorgeous!:punk:
     
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    thanks Chris and Johnny..!!
     
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    Was getting ready to put some red on the doors when it dawned on me I had never gone over the doors with the plexiglass sanding pads and powder guidecoat...so I grabbed my 1/4"-×12in plexiglass and some 220g..coated the door with the guidecoat..immediately it showed a high spot in the middle of the driver door...the durablock had been used on the door and this never showed up...so I switched to 180g and resanded the whole door..found a couple more slight lows that I'm sure high build will fill..
    So I grabbed the pass door and repeated the process...no high spots but I found 2 slight low spots, 1 around the door key, the other at the bottom corner..so I hit those with 80g and put on some metalglaze...I'll get these all smoothed down...shootem with some epoxy and a couple coats of highbuild..then they'll be ready for some red..
    That plexiglass sure is a difference maker in getting it smooth
    And on top of the truck work, I found out today that I'm gonna be back on 12hr days 7days most every week for the rest of the year..
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    Holy cow, Greg-- job security is one thing, but that's a stiff schedule.
     
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    7-12s is what I had to do all last year when I got almost nothing done on the truck for the whole year...ill just have to get my hour or so in where ever I can..
     
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    I only hope for two things related to you're new work schedule: first, that you are hourly, and second, with all that extra money you consider a real IH (think Scout) hahahaha. You'll still be able to finish Columbus. It just might take a bit longer then planed and with a bit more Red Bull!
     
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    Yep ..I'm hourly...and yep ..the guvment gets most of it...which really sucks
    But I've got to get this thing done...
     
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    "with all that extra money you consider a real IH (think Scout) "
    I do know where a 62 is for sale in Illinois, but I'd have to decide in 3 days or less...
     
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    Good to be busy! I haven't worked since March, that has helped me get my 5 year project done. We are hoping for July (fingers crossed). It will become more of a challenge surely, but when you get those few hours here and there, well, it will keep the fires going.

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    I used to do 14/12's in the oil field, and that was plenty for me after several years. 12's for a whole year? You're a bigger man than me, buddy.
     
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    What a difference in cutting and buffing. Unbelievable!
     
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    thanks James...cut and buff really makes the paint blemishes stand out though...
     
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    seriously, quit posting them and nobody will notice LOL

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    Haha...yeah but I'll always know they're there..
     

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