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7/12/11 8:59pm - Original Message: 'FINALLY! Vette is painted!!!'
68vet427
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macedon, NY - USA

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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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Well, after a long time, I finally painted the vette.
I painted it myself, with the help of my neighbor Al, who did all the mixing and let a helping eye to be sure I didn't miss anything.
I did a base coat / clear coat. Things went pretty well, with only a few minor glitzes. But all in all I am very please for the first time I ever painted a car. Put down 3 base coats and 3 clear coats.
There are more pics on my website below.    
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7/12/11 9:33pm - Reply: 'FINALLY! Vette is painted!!!'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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Looks good! Paint really makes a project come together. Now to put it together!
 
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7/13/11 5:31am - Reply: 'FINALLY! Vette is painted!!!'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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Wow!  For this being the first time you painted a car, wow!  Looks great manget12011-07-13 03:32:49

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7/13/11 6:38am - Reply: 'FINALLY! Vette is painted!!!'
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

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Super Job! I think it looks great and cant wait to see it completed.
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7/13/11 12:16pm - Reply: 'FINALLY! Vette is painted!!!'
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Phoenix, AZ - USA

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1975 Stingray Nomad Wagon, with Daytona front, custom hood scoop, dual side vents; 420HP 350; Doug Nash 5 speed; 1980 rear end W/4:11 gears; Cherry Red metallic paint.

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WoW! I LOVE IT!!  that looks fanastic, you have given me the confidence to look at doing it myself when i finally am ready.  The black on it sets it off well, great job!

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7/13/11 9:15pm - Reply: 'FINALLY! Vette is painted!!!'
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macedon, NY - USA

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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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thanks all!
I was totally scared, but with the finance situation I had no choice but do it myself. It wasn't nearly as hard as I expected.
Dave, painting just a single color would be a cakewalk . Go for it if you feel good about it and cant afford to have it done by a professional. Even they had to start on their first car.
One secret i found is, TAPE OFF EVERYTHING !!!!! Color gets everywhere! Doing 2 different colors made it much harder.
I am very pleased with the outcome even though there were a couple of OOPS. But I don't care and if anyone pionts them out and tells me I should get my money back from the guy that painted it, I'll agree and take money out of one pocket and put it in the other. Big smile
I still need to wet sand it and have it buffed out, the buffing I will have a pro do! There you can rub right thru with too much pressure.
hope this helps.
Joe


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