Now that the S14's shell was painted, it was time to give the S13 the same treatment. As you can see, it was looking a little worse for wear. We chucked Adam's wheels on it temporarily and lugged it off to our friend's workplace.
Luckily for us, Troy from TJ Motorpsort and Resene/DuPont lemt us the use their booth for the weekend. The area is part of DuPont's training centre and it's pretty full on with a down draft booth and purpose built prep area. It sure beats spraying the cars in our garage or outside like we are used to.
First up, we got to dissassembling the car and prepping all the panels. Since we were doing the S13, we decided to finish up the rest of the S14's panels while we were at it - which mostly comprised of the freshly imported D-Max kit .
Adam layed down the first coat of primer on the shell while we were busy in the prep area sanding.
After it was baked, we gave the primer on the shell a sand to smooth it off, then it was be into the booth for colour.
Days and days of sanding went into both cars, first the initial prep, then sanding the primer smooth to ensure a glassy finish.
We opted for something a little different. We have had plenty of time to plan each and every aspect of these cars visually while they have been in the build. The final result of the paint is our original custom C's Garage yellow up front, fading into a new custom 'C's Garage Red' out back. Initially we wanted the fade to be a bit longer and gradual, but after jumping in the booth we quickly realised that laying red onto yellow was not an easy task, and unless we settled for a nice quick fade, it would start to look blotchy and horrible. It wasn't going to matter in the end, as the fade line is being covered up anyway. We added quite a large amount of glitter into the clear, which doesn't show up until the colours hit the sun.
Our friend Ben having some fun. A big thanks to him for spending the whole weekend with us slaving away on the sandpaper.
The finished result on the shell. It was about this time that we started to realise that maybe we have spent a little to much time and effort on the paint, everything was looking pretty glossy for a cars that are pretty much built to smash.
Then it was time for both cars body kits and rear panels to get a coat of red, followed by some heavy glitter and clear
While the front panels waited patiently outside in now smooth primer.
Finally it was time to lay down the rest of the yellow on the front panels.
So how did the end result come out for both cars? You'll have to wait for tomorrows update to see...