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Post by Scooby on April 10th 2010, 3:38 pm

Hi everybody, I have been trying to get my car repainted since my car got keyed. Well My ex did not like what the judge had to say really. anyways I work on the car a lot and wanted a paint job that I could do and maintain. after looking at the price to get the color changed to what I want for once in my life. I could just not see spending 5K+ on a paint job that is going to get scratched anyways. not to mention I just like the look of the old enamel jobs better than the clear coat base coat. besides this leaves me more money for go fast parts! I will update this thread as I get more progress done to it!
this is my brother's car nose to nose with mine depending how mine turns out he will do his the same way.

more random pics of it getting primed and sanded smooth.
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So let me know what you think.
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Post by RoboGeek on April 10th 2010, 4:13 pm

looks like its nearly ready for some paint!!
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Post by Scooby on April 10th 2010, 4:50 pm

there was so much orange peel in the factory paint that I need to put at least two more coats of primer to make it nice and smooth. you should have seen after the first round of primer and sanding it looked like green and gray marble!
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Post by RoboGeek on April 10th 2010, 4:54 pm

I hear ya.. I had massive clear coat failure and surface rust - in addition to no rocker on the rt side and no wheelwell on the left.

I used regular primer, but now I find there is some specifically for building up a surface for leveling..

Now I know for the next car - which will need it!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 11th 2010, 6:43 pm

looks good so far. What color are you thinking about?
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Post by Scooby on April 11th 2010, 11:38 pm

trying to find a shade of red. tractor supply had a bright red that I liked but they are no longer have it. so I am still shopping for the paint. I want to find something close to GM torch red.
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Post by RoboGeek on April 12th 2010, 6:50 pm

mines called safety red - and its bright! Its the industrial paint. There are several reds under the non-industrial paints that might suit ya..

Go look at Lowes, or go to www.rustoleum.com where you can see every color they have
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Post by iceman_ca on April 12th 2010, 7:23 pm

Check out Top Secret Coatings as well, lots of colours. It is top side paint (marine), but works well.Thin with recommended thinners. My neighbour used it and looks real good.
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Post by Scooby on April 12th 2010, 9:33 pm

I need to look into the marine paint. I just know the stuff from valspar at the tractor supply held up pretty good on my friends tractor, and it looked good after years of being out in the weather.
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Post by Scooby on April 12th 2010, 9:37 pm

Robogeek, you did a great job on your car! I love the way it turned out. I have gotten rid of most of my orange peel and I am about ready for paint. I just need to get the motor out of my cousins car so I can go back to work on mine!
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Post by stang_krazy on April 12th 2010, 10:37 pm

Hey Scooby welcome to rolled on

Bright Red camaro's thumbs up
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 13th 2010, 8:39 am

with black RS stripes down the hood/trunk like the 69's had
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Post by Scooby on April 14th 2010, 6:03 pm

Got my paint today, Safety Red. here is some progress on the hood. I thinned it down to the consistency of milk but I am noticing some roller marks I am trying to be really light on the roller but the hood has a lot of curves to it. any suggestions would be really helpful! I am really going to like it in this color!!


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Post by RoboGeek on April 14th 2010, 7:02 pm

doing good... it takes layers to make it look even. the curves are what i worry about when I do my 2002 cavy..

Roller marks will sand out.. but try a dry roller to smooth them out - at least the big ridges, and make sanding much easier

But it looks like you got a good coat - a bit thicker than what i did, so make sure it dries good



that was 6 coats and I barely had any coverage
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Post by Scooby on April 14th 2010, 7:21 pm

I did a 50/50 mix I think I need to add more thinner
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Post by stang_krazy on April 14th 2010, 10:36 pm

That is going to look sweet!!!!!!
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Post by retired plumber on April 14th 2010, 11:20 pm

You sure will be able to see that one comming. thumbs up
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Post by Scooby on April 14th 2010, 11:42 pm

It's just nice to see her getting refitted and painted. Block is going out to get bearings and rings this week. from what I an seeing in other projects I think I have to much paint in the mix.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 15th 2010, 1:08 pm

wow...thats bright...looks great!!!
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Post by Techmaven on April 15th 2010, 2:46 pm

Don't worry that you think the paint might be too thick. I like to have the paint as thick as you can and still have it level out. You build up film thickness better that way. Let that dry, Sand with maybe 1000 grit wet JUST enough to flatten the shine and then hit it with another coat of paint.

I always use the finest grit I can to prep for the next coat. 320 would be if the paint looked like you put it on with a rake...Your looks pretty darn smooth in the pics so don't overestimate what grit you might need. Keep us happy with more pics as you go.

Great start to your Camaro!

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Post by mapexgurl on April 15th 2010, 3:06 pm

Looking good so far. Smile
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Post by Scooby on April 26th 2010, 7:15 pm

Have not had any good painting days in a while. I finally got some more paint on today. I think the paint was a little too thin for my liking. I am going to go back to the 50/50 mix for sure

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Post by T.Hadley on April 26th 2010, 8:49 pm

That's going to look awesome !!!!

I also don't like the really thin mix.

I got some of this and it works great, I highly recommend it... home depot has it also


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Post by Scooby on April 26th 2010, 9:18 pm

Is that is what you used on yours? I am going to the store tomorrow if so. That stang looks so cool! by going this route I am going to be able to get my Procharger rebuilt, my hot cam, and my tuning software. I really am surprised more car junkies don't do this. I have to follow in the foot steps of my hero Burt Monroe. If you can't afford it you find a way and you make it happen!
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Post by T.Hadley on April 26th 2010, 9:55 pm

I only just started using it and I'm still experimenting with the mix, I just did a coat on the hood scoop, and it went on like glass, and that was just paint and penetrol, no MS.

It will look like its going to have Orange peel when you first roll it on, but minutes later its all flat..

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