The "Rock"

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  1. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Ziplocs, masking tape and Sharpies are your friends for that!
     
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    it makes it all worthwhile when the paint is down:)
     
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  3. HuevosRanchero

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    hope I find out tomorrow evening...
     
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    Like the color,looks great!Good color for here in desert.Havent decided on color yet for 72.
     
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  6. HuevosRanchero

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    I'm very happy with the look of that color...I like white myself...just trying to please the wifey....(she HATES white) plus that color is supposed to match the centers on the wheels. Just trying for a little symmetry...should work with the remaining shiny trim and semiflat black on the cover. Folks will think I'm a Raiders fan... o_O
     
  7. handy_andy_cv64

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    What's that color called (if it has a name)?
     
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  8. HuevosRanchero

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    Light Smoke metallic according to the chip. The Ford color on the wheels is called Medium charcoal sparkle metallic..
     
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    Wow ,i told ya its all worth it once the paint is down , LIKE the color also;)
     
  10. 72GTVA

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    Lookin' nice - color somewhat nostalgic - a glossy haze-gray reminiscent of our warships...
     
  11. handy_andy_cv64

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    Our warships were never glossy. Why do you think one of the shades is called "Drab Grey?"

    That should look outstanding, once everything is together on the outside. Do you plan on any pinstriping? A bit of Von Dutch?:D
     
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    Had your crew spent more time with the mop than on rum sodomy and the lash your ship would have shone like that.
     
  13. 72GTVA

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    Actually... my carriers (INDEPENDENCE, SARATOGA, and NIMITZ) never looked glossy so that much is true - but on the other hand a couple of the cruisers I served in had enough correct prep work done that the paint topcoats had a little sheen to them which actually helped a lot in keeping the sides clean.

    Our BMCS on WORDEN was a stickler for prep - and had some common stock additives that he had the deck force folks use that gave it a little gloss - noticeable but not so noticeable that it would attract the attention of NAVSEA in an adverse way.
     
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  14. handy_andy_cv64

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    Deck and bulkhead painting and non-skid laydown on Constellation was where I learned the seven 'Ps:' "Proper prior preparation prevents (purely) poor performance."
     
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    Lookin' good! Be careful while re-installing all the trim and pieces/parts. Congratulations on the paint work.
     
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    Pretty dang exciting HR!!! Can't believe I see paint on that thing!
     
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  17. HuevosRanchero

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    and a homage to the original color....only with the metallic pearl it seems to really pop.
     
  18. HuevosRanchero

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    possibly later for some pin striping....jury out on that one until re-assembly is complete..which will take a while...the prices on weather stripping are scary !!!
     
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    So when will it be put back together and handed over to you?
     
  20. HuevosRanchero

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    yes....I have yet to face the terror of reassembly. I delivered it to them with everything stripped off so it's up to me. No one else to blame...
     

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