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My paintjob! (Read 18125 times)
Reply #90 - Oct 6th, 2013 at 6:47am

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Both were painted a Mazda colors & I'm not into painting. I will see Harry next week & ask him what kind of paint he used. He has 3 c-3's  & a c-4 ...has been painting vettes for over 30+ yrs. Seems like a different one every time I stop over.
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Reply #91 - Oct 6th, 2013 at 9:38am

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Most paints today dry by chemical reaction by using a catalyst. More so with the clearcoat than the base coat. If it were lacquer or enamel which I doubt, they dry by solvent evaporation. With those you can run into trouble if they are not left to gas out. A paint booth with a drying system speeds up the process............jack
 

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Reply #92 - Oct 6th, 2013 at 11:30pm

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he waited about a half a hour between the layers
We didn't use a waterbased paint.
 
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Reply #93 - Oct 7th, 2013 at 7:22am
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I used the 3 part when I did the front bumper and it was dry in a few hours. Bad thing is you can't leave it in the gun or make a bottle of touchup because it dries up solid even if it's in an airtight container.

That reminds me of an old movie Used Cars. Manual, is that water based paint? Chure, we don't get much rain around here:)
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Reply #94 - Oct 10th, 2013 at 12:35pm

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Mounted and adjusted the headlights, almost as difficult as the Opel GT headlights Wink

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Reply #95 - Oct 10th, 2013 at 11:03pm

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...and to do it without scratching the new paint is a feat in itself.
 

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Reply #96 - Oct 12th, 2013 at 6:59pm

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Brilliant Theo, I am so envious.  The paint really lets my project down but one day.  That is really a lovely color.




 

1977 Burgundy Corvette.  In the middle of a restoration.
Currently, 3.36 gears, VBandP composite monoleafs, KYB shocks, built thm400 trans, 383 stroker engine, custom  headers, bumble bee paint scheme on the suspension.
Currently working on new body.
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Reply #97 - Oct 22nd, 2013 at 11:36am

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Maybe I should change the subject into build off instead of my paintjob Cheesy

Changed the medium saddle carpet for dark brown carpet. Bought some square meters and started cutting. Looks great. Have to do some extra work on the cutting edges. My blue 73 is becoming an eyecatcher
What do you think, dark brown matches well, doesn't it?

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Reply #98 - Oct 25th, 2013 at 9:58am

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almost finished the carpet issue. Also did the doorpanels. Now I've to find the right Skai leather for the dash. The hood is mounted, but needs some more adjustment

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Reply #99 - Oct 25th, 2013 at 11:19am

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Looks Great Theo. I like how you covered the window crank hole...............jack
 

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Reply #100 - Oct 25th, 2013 at 11:46am

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jack, the previous owner did that, guess the panels are not the Original.
 
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Reply #101 - Oct 26th, 2013 at 5:23am

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Well someone could have changed the manual windows to power. Or they found manual door pads in better condition.
  I changed my 73 that Alan owns now, from manual to power windows....................jack
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Reply #102 - Dec 10th, 2013 at 12:34pm

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Mounted the t-tops weatherstriping, next thing the doorstriping .
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Reply #103 - Dec 10th, 2013 at 2:35pm
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Great work Theo.
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Reply #104 - Dec 10th, 2013 at 2:45pm
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coming along nicely Theo.
 
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