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View from from the right hand rear.

1964 Porsche 356C Restoration: Part 15 Paint

This post takes us to the paint booth where we see this 1964 Porsche 356 in this stunning Glasurit sky blue (#6403), a certain mile marker for this project.  The pictures show the body fresh out of the booth, and the doors and bumper after polishing is complete.

This is the final in a series of posts on the automotive restoration of this 1964 Porsche 356C. Part One described condition of the Porsche after media blasting and the rebuild of the B-post, Part Two explains the fender reconstruction process, Part Three covered the front end reconstruction, Part Four described the rebuild of the right-hand front fender and wheel arch, and Part Five covers the difficult restoration of the right-hand rear quarter . Part Six demonstrated how off-the-shelf panels were used to make quick work of the restoration of the engine bay. Part Seven jumped ahead and showed the leading work completed to perfect the gapping at the doors, trunk, and hood. Part Eight describes the rear-quarter restoration of a panel, that you cannot buy replacements for. Part Nine shows how the rocker panel and hood channel were replaced. Part Ten covers the tire well repair and rebuild following a front end accident. Part Eleven explains how the heavily decayed B-post was restored.  Part Twelve describes how we completed the restoration of this 356C floor and structural components.  Part Thirteen shows the final metal work photos of Porsche 356C restoration, then Part Fourteen shows the body in polyester.

 

Porsche 356 restoration – painted!

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Complete 1964 Porsche 356 front end now in paint.

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View from the right-hand rear of this beautiful paint job.

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Compare to the same shot of the fender after media blasting (below), a welcoming improvement!

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The same fender area – as delivered to The Metal Surgeon.  More detail on this area in Part 4 of this series.

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The smooth-flowing Porsche shape is magnified with the depth of the paint.

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Our new ‘B’ post in paint.  More detail on this area of restoration in Part 11 of this series.

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Left-hand door fresh from the booth.

Polished and painted restoration photos

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The Porsche door is now polished.

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A close-up of the polished door.

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And finally the polished sky blue bumper.

This is the final in a series of posts on the automotive restoration of this 1964 Porsche 356C. Part One described condition of the Porsche after media blasting and the rebuild of the B-post, Part Two explains the fender reconstruction process, Part Three covered the front end reconstruction, Part Four described the rebuild of the right-hand front fender and wheel arch, and Part Five covers the difficult restoration of the right-hand rear quarter . Part Six demonstrated how off-the-shelf panels were used to make quick work of the restoration of the engine bay. Part Seven jumped ahead and showed the leading work completed to perfect the gapping at the doors, trunk, and hood. Part Eight describes the rear-quarter restoration of a panel, that you cannot buy replacements for. Part Nine shows how the rocker panel and hood channel were replaced. Part Ten covers the tire well repair and rebuild following a front end accident. Part Eleven explains how the heavily decayed B-post was restored.  Part Twelve describes how we completed the restoration of this 356C floor and structural components.  Part Thirteen shows the final metal work photos of Porsche 356C restoration, then Part Fourteen shows the body in polyester.