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My paintjob! (Read 20322 times)
Reply #15 - May 15th, 2013 at 1:38pm

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Except for the rear end and partly the rear right fender it's orange now Grin  The second round will be removing the orange. I don't trust the razor-technique on the orange, I think I'll sand it. Pics will follow.
 
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Reply #16 - May 21st, 2013 at 9:07am

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Rear end and inside of doors to go. After that round 2: off with the orange...

I noticed a lot of bondo on places where the bonding strips are. Even above the rear lights... Thinking of not removing it. I noticed some glasfiber in the bondo, so it's done with good bondo I guess. Anyhow, have to remove the orange as much as possible near that bondo crap.
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Reply #17 - May 21st, 2013 at 9:33am

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I know what it like removing several layers of paint.  I chemically stripped 3 layers of paint off of mine.  The bad things about the chemical stripping is it will remove all old body filler which was ok with me.
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Reply #18 - May 21st, 2013 at 11:48am
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Theo, it's a lot of work I know but the finish of the new paint job will be in the details you do in the prep.  Any short cuts in the preparation will be seen in the finished job.

Dale
 
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Reply #19 - May 22nd, 2013 at 6:22am
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yeah, that's several layers, makes me sneeze just looking at it. you would be surprised how quickly it would scrape off if you used chemicals. from the looks of it, you are going to have to fill, prime, wet sand and repeat anyway so you may as well go for the throat.

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Reply #20 - May 26th, 2013 at 5:49am

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Guys, what should I do. I removed the radio antenna and this alarm lock above the CORVETTE writing on the rear end panel. I'm thinking of closing the holes. Have no key for the alarm, even don't know if it works at all. I want to attach a special antenna on the backside of my windscreen. Have this in my opel GT and it works just perfect!!
 
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Reply #21 - May 27th, 2013 at 6:24am
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Theo, if that's what you want - GO FOR IT!!  Now would be the time to do those things since you are preping for a new paint job.  It's your car so do things to make yourself happy with it.

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Reply #22 - May 27th, 2013 at 12:33pm

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I agree with Dale, make it yours.

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Reply #23 - May 28th, 2013 at 7:40am
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I didn't have a key for mine either Theo and if I were doing what you are, I'd get rid of it too.

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Reply #24 - May 28th, 2013 at 2:30pm

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yeah... well it's easier to drill a hole in a finished car then closing one Grin  I'll close the holes with glassfiber. Nowadays it's easy to install a better alarmsystem, not that I need one.
 
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Reply #25 - May 29th, 2013 at 9:27am
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I'm kinda in the same boat you are in with my bike rebuild. the blinker brackets broke off so the PO bought the blinkers that mount on the faring and drilled a 1 inch hole in both sides. I welded new brackets and have to close those holes. I'll be buying a fiberglass kit this weekend.

have fun Theo,
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Reply #26 - Jun 4th, 2013 at 1:51pm

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Why is my passengerdoor not in line with the frontfender? Above it sits right, below there is about a half inch difference...
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Removed the lights, the first one was a hassle, the other one was much easier because I learn quick Smiley
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Reply #27 - Jun 4th, 2013 at 2:25pm
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Your door hinges are probably worn. You can adjust the door striker and it will reduce that gap. Or / And, your body mount bushings are worn and your body no longer sits evenly on the frame. Since you are going thru this much trouble to make it nice, you really should look into changing them out. it makes the car ride like brand new and helps restore the ride height too. Good luck. I know this is a lot to handle.

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Reply #28 - Jun 8th, 2013 at 2:48pm

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What a hell of a job...

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Reply #29 - Jun 8th, 2013 at 3:28pm

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