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by alaskastreamin
Feb 07, 2023 9:34 pm
Forum: Restorations, WIP, Makeovers
Topic: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)
Replies: 62
Views: 1977

Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

With the shop at 70*, I was able to get two colors sprayed today. Medium and light gray.

Tomorrow is the red and maybe white.

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by alaskastreamin
Feb 06, 2023 8:21 pm
Forum: Restorations, WIP, Makeovers
Topic: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)
Replies: 62
Views: 1977

Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Dark gray stripe is on. Same routine as the bottom but going in reverse with colors.

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by alaskastreamin
Feb 05, 2023 8:35 pm
Forum: Restorations, WIP, Makeovers
Topic: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)
Replies: 62
Views: 1977

Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Black went on just fine.
Got the windscreen detail sanding done, black gel and since it was looking good, the sun shield clear top coat was sprayed on.

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by alaskastreamin
Feb 04, 2023 9:04 pm
Forum: Restorations, WIP, Makeovers
Topic: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)
Replies: 62
Views: 1977

Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Thanks Kevin!! Spent half of the day block sanding the deck getting all the waves flattened out. The other half was spent masking it off for the black. The front deck “triangle” was very time consuming. It’s not straight lines. I had to make a template from the right side to get my marks for the lef...
by alaskastreamin
Feb 04, 2023 12:10 am
Forum: Restorations, WIP, Makeovers
Topic: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)
Replies: 62
Views: 1977

Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Dehydrated, no documents found, to my knowledge. ( wink). I had the shop heat down a bit and the gel I sprayed yesterday hadn’t fully kicked. I scuffed the surface and let it off gas this morning and spent a couple hours blowing out the interior, vacuuming, and masking off the inside. Aluminum foil ...
by alaskastreamin
Feb 02, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: Restorations, WIP, Makeovers
Topic: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)
Replies: 62
Views: 1977

Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Got the putty sanded out, windscreen fitted, gelcoat ( primer) sprayed on. The rear deck was pretty wavy. I hit it with the inline sanding board till the gelcoat got thin. I threw on a couple coats of white gel to fill in the slight low areas. With it being black, I want this area as flat as possibl...
by alaskastreamin
Jan 31, 2023 11:41 pm
Forum: Restorations, WIP, Makeovers
Topic: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)
Replies: 62
Views: 1977

Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Well good. That was the plan. Lol!! New drain plugs were put in. The center one was a challenge as the rolled edge isn’t on a flat ( square) surface. It’s in an arched area and the tube had to be scribed, cut and a rolled lip fabricated to fit perfectly flush. While rolling it back over, I got pour ...
by alaskastreamin
Jan 29, 2023 8:58 pm
Forum: Restorations, WIP, Makeovers
Topic: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)
Replies: 62
Views: 1977

Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Yesterday I spent 7 hours wet sanding the clear with 600 then 1500. I let that sit “open” overnight to off-gas. Today I spent 8 hours buffing. Super duty 3M with a wool pad Regular 3M compound and wool pad 6” random orbit with “The chemical guys “ # 32& 34 micro finishing compounds. Tomorrow wil...
by alaskastreamin
Jan 27, 2023 5:24 pm
Forum: Restorations, WIP, Makeovers
Topic: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)
Replies: 62
Views: 1977

Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Today I wet sanded the stripes flat and got two coats of clear on. I’ve been rolling the boat outside to spray then promptly rolling it back in. Saves making a booth. It’s bright, no dust, no bugs. Well, today a few bugs were emerging and decided to land in the clear. I was hoping to not sand anymor...
by alaskastreamin
Jan 26, 2023 3:50 pm
Forum: Restorations, WIP, Makeovers
Topic: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)
Replies: 62
Views: 1977

Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Black went on and stripes unmasked.

Hopefully tomorrow I can wet sand and spray the clear.

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