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10/15/14 5:25pm - Reply: 'Re: The Paint Job'
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Eagan, MN - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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ratray said:  Repainted them with factory paint. Baked them in the oven. My wife was way pleased.

That's why I "treated" my motorcycle engine block during working hours when my wife was at work.  First was the hot water wash in the bath tub.  Brush on Sodium Silicate, wash off. repeat. Bake for 20 minutes!
 
 


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10/15/14 7:38pm - Reply: 'Re: The Paint Job'
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Erda, UT - USA

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1973 coupe. LS4, M-21, DARK SADDLE LEATHER, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS, A/C, AM/FM STEREO, YELLOW ( 952 ).

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Oh boy, do I hear you John. I'll make sure she's not home if I ever cure paint in the oven again. I just didn't see what was so wrong..........And the Only thing not correct is the 454 emblem is from a 72. No emblems on the 73 or 74. I just kind of liked it.

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10/15/14 8:55pm - Reply: 'Re: The Paint Job'
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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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OK let me try this again, is your car original paint?, reason for asking if it is I hesitate to repaint it as it looks pretty dam good.

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10/15/14 10:19pm - Reply: 'Re: The Paint Job'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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ratray said:And the Only thing not correct is the 454 emblem is from a 72.


  DOH!  Noticed it....just dint hit me! Embarrassed


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10/16/14 11:41am - Reply: 'Re: The Paint Job'
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1973 coupe. LS4, M-21, DARK SADDLE LEATHER, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS, A/C, AM/FM STEREO, YELLOW ( 952 ).

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Original paint Ebo. It looked great for it's age until I spun it through a barbed wire fence. The back and the right side are pretty scratched up. Holes in both back corners, albeit small ones. Damaged the rocker molding. I didn't want to just touch it up and hope it all matched. The factory paint really was less than great in 1973. There are areas where it was thin. There are chips and things that happen to enamel paint. The new paint will be the same color, but, brighter, deeper and more durable..

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10/16/14 12:25pm - Reply: 'Re: The Paint Job'
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Ebo, let me expand on that last post. Original paint, but not all factory. I called the original owner 8-9 years ago to talk to him about this car. The factory paint was not good. The dealership touched it up on warranty. He wasn't completely happy about that either.

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10/16/14 2:06pm - Reply: 'Re: The Paint Job'
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OK understood, well once they are blocked and with todays paints it should look pretty slippery!
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10/21/14 10:18pm - Reply: 'Re: The Paint Job'
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12/22/14 6:36pm - Reply: 'Re: The Paint Job'
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Just got the chrome back today. Looks like jewelry. Paints almost stripped. I'll post some more pics soon.

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12/23/14 1:57pm - Reply: 'Re: The Paint Job'
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