I hadn't intended there to be a part 3, but as parts 1 and 2 have been so popular I thought I should continue the theme until the application of the R/T stripes and decals is complete.
So what does Rob do when he paints a car and it is nice and shiny? Yes, he blocks (sands) it until it is dull. The objective of this process is to remove some or all of the natural 'peel' that naturally occurs on the freshly painted surface. Basically, the flatter the paint, the shinier it will become when buffed.
In this case Rob has blocked the car to provide a surface suitable for the application of the painted stripes and decals. Once the stripes and decals are applied he will apply a couple of coats of clear to protect them. This will be followed by cut and good buff.
Rob also prepped and painted the underside of the bonnet and boot lid this morning. After he finished blocking the car he then painted the inside of the guards with a black textured protective coating.
First thing tomorrow morning Roland will assemble the car once again so Rob can line up and apply the stripe masking kit before painting the stripes. The decals will go on next before the clear coat is applied.
I will share some more photos tomorrow evening.