1972 Firebird - Sand, Paint & Buff
During the body blocking phase we also fit the moldings and the window trim is no exception. As seen we taped them off to protect the stainless finish from scratching.
Hi-Build then bock again, prime again until it is straight.
Even the door jambs get the treatment.
There are many contours on this Bird so out come the round blocks to bring her to a national winning level.
Nat wets it down to inspect the Hood for any slight ripples. He marks them and then cuts some more until "eagle eye" Jeff is satisfied.
Qter panels have a slight bow or belly so a gradual taper is needed to get a streamlined look.
The side line separating the top and bottom half must be straight and true down the side of the car.
Straight edges are used to determine what needs more primer and what requires more sanding out.
Special blocks contoured to the large flares on the body are used to get her to our level. 2nd to none.
In the booth and ready to shoot.
Masked off and prepped it is time to put her coat of Black on.
Mike sprayed her well and she is looking great.
Time to color sand 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000 then polish.
The Hood gets the same treatment.
Even the spoilers get her share of base coat black and clear.
We brought her outside to the assembly shop and outstanding is the word that comes to mind on this Bird.
The hood takes more time to polish then any other body part with the exotic scoops etc. Nat is simply the best to ever hold a polisher.
It has been said that Black is deep, so if that is true then this Bird is a thousand miles down
We are talking Bad to the Black Bone. Buuub Bub Bub bad! Bubb, Bub bad to the Black Bone.