I just about fell over when I went to Carmer’s and saw Sharka with a lot of the body work blocked out. It’s… well look at it. That door is SHINY. And it’s not wet. The primer is just that smooth.
Just… wow. No intelligent words. I’m stunned. So pretty.
As promised in a past blog, instead of just sputtering and typing “wow” in different ways, I’ll put up some random inspirational quotes generated by the internet. Thanks Googles.
“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams
Again. No words. Quote time. Perhaps two.
“Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror.” – Byrd Baggett
“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford
The tail section is just stunning. I’m amazed and impressed.
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan
Okay. I need like some Dilbert quotes now. These are getting too deep.
These bits are looking great too. Just have to block the hood and scuff up the hardtop and other Montego areas.
“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx
At this point, I started chatting with Ken about stripe paint. It was something that had been on my mind for a while, but I’d not spoken about it yet. He brought out the books. I poured through them.
These books are fantastic. Paint codes and samples for all makes and years. I looked at many colors. Then we went into the paint shed.
I was not quite prepared for this. Ken told me about the German paint they use, but this whole setup. Man. Loss of words again.
If you’re interested in Sikkens, take a look at this link. Their USA site is pretty interesting too. To sum up: this is the good stuff. Paint cost for a Miata-sized car is around $1800. That’s just paint.
I can’t wait to see Sharka slathered in it.
One more thing.
This panel will just be masked off. It won’t be painted with the rest of the car.
And on that bombshell, it’s time for bed. Goodnight internet!
“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.” – Danny Kaye