I need to get back at posting here.
The front bumper, passenger side was bent slightly. Steve had dealt with tweaked bumpers before and was sure he could fix this ‘nearly new’. I was skeptical and worried he would make it worse. Trust in your husband Sandy! He jerry rigged a gadget using bar-stock, vice grips, a pry bar, a block of wood and some muscles and grunting. Great job Steve!
I had air brushed the cowl vent but was not happy with the results so I re-sanded it and Steve painted using our small paint gun. I planned to air brush the lower filler panel between the grill and bumper which was all prepped and masked ready to go but when he poured the remaining paint in to my air brush – it would not deliver the paint. Not having the time to figure out what the problem was (paint had the hardener in it) I poured the paint back in the small paint gun, added a bit more covering to protect things more and Steve did the job with the small gun again. Totally pleased with the results here too.
I had also spent many hours touching up the stone chips this car has. We have never owned a car so scarred that was not slated to be painted but I could not live with all those chips and gouges. My son said to fill the chips so they were slightly above the paint surface and they would buff down (hopefully) when he did the car. I could not believe the transformation in just ‘hiding’ those chips with an excellent color matched paint. Yes, in the right light it is ‘pimpled’ but so much nicer: couldn’t wait to see it all cut and polished!