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66 Olds 442: Color Coat at Last!!!

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I can't believe another month has gone by! Here we are again--after Thanksgiving already. Where does the time go?



From last time: still working on a 66 Olds, with an emphasis on a "clean build"--something that doesn't come easily to me!



This morning the body was still in primer (I've taken to using Plastikote T-235 Gray--seems to orange peel less than Duplicolor's similar product). If you've followed previous posts, the '66 Olds kit (AMT/Ertl 6268) was mastered with trim for a vinyl top. I used vinyl on the last two builds--and didn't much like the way either came out. So, off with the vinyl trim. But, it turns out, it was a lot (I mean, a LOT!!) of work to grind and sand away the large trim strips that run the length of the body. After weeks of sanding and finishing I figured the body work was as good as I could get it.

And: with a brief break in the rainy weather I figured it was finally time to apply the color coat to the body.



But what kind …

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