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Must-dos before sending for paint?

In a few days over 1 week, my wife and I will hit the road for California with the roadster in tow. Currently, I am finishing up the footbox blowers and will be insulating/carpeting the interior this week along with upholstering the center console to match the dash. My list on top of that includes drilling the rollbars/mounts, riveting the driver's footbox outside and top, and a few other odds and ends.

My question is what are the additional things I must get done before the body goes on for (hopefully) the last time for a while? Jeff will be doing the windshield and louvers along with all bodywork, paint, and hardware.

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I like to prep for over spray. Yes, good painters "should" take care of that, but I like to be ready. Mainly by putting on junk wheels. I would also go through all of your gaps one more time. Adjusting panel gaps after paint is nerve racking and worse if you chip the paint. Good luck and post pictures when it comes out.
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Hide a bottle of rum in the car for Jeff to find.
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I like to prep for over spray. Yes, good painters "should" take care of that, but I like to be ready. Mainly by putting on junk wheels. I would also go through all of your gaps one more time. Adjusting panel gaps after paint is nerve racking and worse if you chip the paint. Good luck and post pictures when it comes out.





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hide a bottle of rum in the car for jeff to find.





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Thanks, guys! Big question: what kind of rum?

Also, Kleiner told me to make sure and cover all visible gel coat with cow manure as a preliminary step to help prevent solvent pop...not sure if I believe him or not, but I have 2 yards of the stuff coming to the shop this afternoon just in case. I figure I'll pack the left over in the trunk just in case Miller needs it.
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If it was me, I'd get the cheapest bottle of rum, pour it on the car and rub it into the body. The bat will work on it first and all the time.
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If it was me, I'd get the cheapest bottle of rum, pour it on the car and rub it into the body. The bat will work on it first and all the time.



NO WAY !!!! Never waste cheap rum like that......Mix it with good rum, turning it into mediocre rum, poor 20oz into a tumbler with a splash of coke and...Ö.never mind ! Can't do coke in CA. THEY TOOK AWAY OUR STRAWS !!!!Ö..sorry. What were we talking about......Did you have a question for me Rich ? THE ANSWER IS NO ! what? Ö..damn it ! someone bring me my medication! I'M ALL OVER THE PLACE !...I hate it when I get like this !...da Tab

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Yes my question was:::;;;, need a case of straws with that?
No meds with the rum, or is that 2x the meds with rum????
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