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    Possibly The Coolest Thing I've Coated

    To be considered the coolest thing I've coated, it has to be better than a mahogany speedboat that I did last year. What could top that? Well, how about a completely hand built, custom designed electric car that is based off of a 1930 Bugatti Roadster? What's better is that my 80 year old father has been working on this project for a few years. Instead of having it painted, he decided to wrap the body and wanted me to coat the wrap. Simple job that I accomplished easily with "Product not sold at Autogeek".

    But first, let me show you Frankenstein's shop where it has come to life. The metal worker is world renown and has built at least one of the batmobiles. His shop is in his garage....but it is very, very deceiving from the outside. Check out your view of the garage from the road:





    Looks like a typical 2 car garage from the front, doesn't it?? The side view is a little more telling:







    Here is one view from inside showing the Bugatti:





    Here is the car prior to being coated:




















    You can see it's still a work in progress. There are other pieces that go on the car (door, horse collar grille, etc) that I coated off the car. Here's what the wrap looked like coated:





    The wheels got coated too:





    One last thing. This idea came to me one day when I was cleaning my garage floor. I dreamed up the nickname "plugbug" for the car since it's an electric Bugatti replica. My father liked the idea so much that he rushed out and got this plate for it:





    Anyway, I thought I would share it in spite of being nothing much to coat...just the wrap was it. Hope you enjoyed it. This thing is going to be blisteringly fast! Those tires will get turned into a smoke show with the power of the electric motors!!

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    Re: Possibly The Coolest Thing I've Coated

    Very cool project your father has!

    Thanks for shareing your work!

    /Tony

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    Re: Possibly The Coolest Thing I've Coated

    Awesome craftsmanship and artistry. That car is the coolest!

    I’d love to see some photos of other cars he has worked on.

    Thanks for sharing

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    Re: Possibly The Coolest Thing I've Coated

    Incredible! I bet Jay Leno would love to see it, among plenty of others!
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    Re: Possibly The Coolest Thing I've Coated

    Cool indeed. I like the plate, too

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    Re: Possibly The Coolest Thing I've Coated

    That is the Ultimate man cave!!

    Awesome post, Richy!!!
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Possibly The Coolest Thing I've Coated

    Awesome Richy, the man has some skills. What did your Dad do for a living?

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    Re: Possibly The Coolest Thing I've Coated

    Quote Originally Posted by SWETM View Post
    Very cool project your father has!

    Thanks for shareing your work!

    /Tony
    Quote Originally Posted by LEDetailing View Post
    Awesome craftsmanship and artistry. That car is the coolest!

    I’d love to see some photos of other cars he has worked on.

    Thanks for sharing
    Thanks...here's his Pinterest account:

    Jim Bailie (bailiepix) on Pinterest

    Quote Originally Posted by JDGolden View Post
    Incredible! I bet Jay Leno would love to see it, among plenty of others!
    Thanks! Yes, I bet he would!

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    Cool indeed. I like the plate, too
    Thanks! The Plug Bug name was my idea; he went and got the plate.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    That is the Ultimate man cave!!

    Awesome post, Richy!!!
    Indeed it is! (Plus he said I can smoke there).

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    Awesome Richy, the man has some skills. What did your Dad do for a living?
    Thanks Ron! He was a GM dealer for 25 years.

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    Re: Possibly The Coolest Thing I've Coated

    Sweet Richy!!
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    Re: Possibly The Coolest Thing I've Coated

    That is so cool! Awesome that he built that! Cool!
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