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Offline Diamond Chad

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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #100 on: December 16, 2019, 08:47:10 AM »
Obvious that your diabolical sanding / polishing plan is a success.  Did you start with 220?
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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #101 on: December 18, 2019, 05:39:40 PM »
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Started with 120 to take the highs off then switched to 220 to get everything flat. Then worked my way up 320,400,600,800,1000,1500,2000,2500. Then buffed with finesse II.
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1984 Intimiadator

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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #102 on: December 19, 2019, 09:43:35 AM »
That's nerve wrecking work, just enough to make it smooth, but not too much to cut into the flake.  Your arm's are going to look Popeye after that workout!
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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #103 on: December 21, 2019, 03:54:46 PM »
Looks fantastic, curious to know your process.  Appears to be 2-3 gel black, then 4 coats clear gel with flake, then 4-6 coats clear gel over that?  I'm just curious how many coats of clear do you need to have to allow finishing flat as you have done.    I know automotive painting better than gel, but both your work and Joe's have me having second thoughts which way to go.   
Michael
1979 CVZ-18 388 CI Vortec Mouse
1980 CVX-16SS 140 Mercruiser
1979 CVX-16 Johnson 175
2002 Bennington 2275CC 90 Mercury
1985 Intimidator project
1989 Lowe 200 Redneck fishin Toon
2001 Godfrey Sweetwater pontoon 115 Rude

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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #104 on: January 02, 2020, 10:23:03 PM »
New gauges cleaned up nice !
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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #105 on: January 02, 2020, 11:31:18 PM »
Looks great Jeff.   Do you have or will be needing new flappers for the exhaust trumpets?   I will need a set eventually, curious to know where to find good ones.
Michael
1979 CVZ-18 388 CI Vortec Mouse
1980 CVX-16SS 140 Mercruiser
1979 CVX-16 Johnson 175
2002 Bennington 2275CC 90 Mercury
1985 Intimidator project
1989 Lowe 200 Redneck fishin Toon
2001 Godfrey Sweetwater pontoon 115 Rude

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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #106 on: January 03, 2020, 06:51:29 AM »
Yes I will be needing them.  Have one good one we can pattern off of.  Just need to find the rubber sheet.
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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #107 on: January 03, 2020, 12:23:50 PM »
Buy them.  Here is a link,  i pretty sure these are the ones i bought.
 https://www.hardin-marine.com/c-469-replacement-flappers.aspx

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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #108 on: January 03, 2020, 02:29:43 PM »
Certainly looks to be what a timi uses, thanks for posting Tim.
Michael
1979 CVZ-18 388 CI Vortec Mouse
1980 CVX-16SS 140 Mercruiser
1979 CVX-16 Johnson 175
2002 Bennington 2275CC 90 Mercury
1985 Intimidator project
1989 Lowe 200 Redneck fishin Toon
2001 Godfrey Sweetwater pontoon 115 Rude

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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #109 on: January 12, 2020, 05:47:56 PM »
Few update pictures from Jeff .. Love the color !
Gregg
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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #110 on: January 13, 2020, 08:31:43 AM »
That is beautiful!
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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #111 on: January 14, 2020, 10:38:52 AM »
New gauges cleaned up nice !

What do people use to get the white letters painted? I tried to do mine and it was a mess as the letters weren't very deep.
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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #112 on: January 14, 2020, 12:05:35 PM »
The gauges are original to the boat. Just polished the face
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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #113 on: January 17, 2020, 05:17:23 PM »
The gauges are original to the boat. Just polished the face

I'm talking about the white letters on the gauge panel. The stamped letters.
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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #114 on: January 17, 2020, 08:47:15 PM »
I need to look at mine, but I was thinking the white lettering earning about fumes in the bilge were silkscreen printed, or maybe stencil painted?  I found a way to print direct transfer lettering to mine, but I may just forgo the letters altogether.  I assume that's the white letters you are referring to?
Michael
1979 CVZ-18 388 CI Vortec Mouse
1980 CVX-16SS 140 Mercruiser
1979 CVX-16 Johnson 175
2002 Bennington 2275CC 90 Mercury
1985 Intimidator project
1989 Lowe 200 Redneck fishin Toon
2001 Godfrey Sweetwater pontoon 115 Rude

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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #115 on: January 17, 2020, 09:16:25 PM »
Oh sorry. Those where original to the panel.
I just cleaned it and sprayed 3 coats of adhesion promoter and a couple of coats of semi gloss lacquer.

Thinking Mike is right on abound stencil.
1987 CVX18
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1986 CV23
1984 Intimiadator

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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #116 on: January 17, 2020, 10:06:31 PM »
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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #117 on: January 18, 2020, 09:04:08 PM »
Started upholstery
1987 CVX18
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1986 CV23
1984 Intimiadator

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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #118 on: January 18, 2020, 09:11:35 PM »
Engine cover has a case of termites.

Ground all the stress cracks out.
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1986 CV23
1984 Intimiadator

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Re: 1984 intimidator
« Reply #119 on: January 24, 2020, 04:13:46 PM »
I need to look at mine, but I was thinking the white lettering earning about fumes in the bilge were silkscreen printed, or maybe stencil painted?  I found a way to print direct transfer lettering to mine, but I may just forgo the letters altogether.  I assume that's the white letters you are referring to?

Exactly what Im referring to.
1979 Glastron Carlson CVX 16 SS I/O Mercruiser 140 "Brick House"