F355 stripped naked
I really couldn't think of a better title for this post even though my car is only partially disrobed. Short version of the story: I'm having the entire front of the car from the windshield forward, and the lower side rockers and side skirts refinished and repainted. This will eliminate all the accumulated rock chips that were still noticeable even with touch up paint.
The pictures you see below are of the car going back together. The hood, headlight covers and side pieces were still being color sanded today. What is interesting is how small the side impact bars are inside the doors. I'm glad I stopped by the body shop today to see what the car looked like naked.
The good news is that the freshly painted front fenders have been color blended invisibly into the doors. Likewise, the lower rocker panel just ahead of the rear wheels matches the rear fender above it.
More pics to come as the car is put back together and the clear bra protection is applied.
1997 F355 Berlinetta, Rosso Barchetta