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 6/26/11 1:56pm
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Pittsburgh, PA - USA

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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......


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Ok Im gonna start to dress up my engine bay a tad and had some questions....
 
I think I want to use Calyx on most of the cast parts. I'm kinda torn between the calyx or Black gloss on the master cylinder, but not sure about the booster (CAD gold or black perhaps),but was wondering if anyone had any experience with painting the booster or just wanted to offer up some opinions..........
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Underhood Detail Questions (2/12)
 6/26/11 2:08pm
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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 54K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible


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I'll be interested to see the comments.  That's the next major project for my car

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Underhood Detail Questions (3/12)
 6/26/11 7:19pm
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top


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Well this totally depends on what you want..do you want to make it stock or your own..

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Underhood Detail Questions (4/12)
 6/26/11 7:48pm
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Pittsburgh, PA - USA

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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......


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LOL its my own for sure.......
Stock went bye bye a while ago....
Underhood Detail Questions (5/12)
 6/26/11 7:58pm
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top


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Get a hold of rodney7515..he put something on his motor a few years back that still looks new..one of the nicest looking I have seen that has some age on it..some type of epoxy if I remember right..

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Underhood Detail Questions (6/12)
 6/26/11 8:37pm
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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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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Rook, my red vette had the brake booster painted black and it flaking off looks like crap. I like that calyx and after watchin Frank use it on Barb's car I bought some from Eastwood. Eastwood makes a kit that will make your booster look like new cad. It's a three color spray kit check it out.

Now here's a Hot little secret.....do you own one of those small steam cleaners ?

I saw a video of a underhood being detailed with one of these units, man it just steamed all the oil dirt grease and gunk away. No scrubbing at all. We have one here and I'm going to start using it under the hood. One of the cleanest under hood cars here is Chips (crossfire82) I'm sure he can throw out some ideas.
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Underhood Detail Questions (7/12)
 6/26/11 9:10pm
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Coatesville, PA - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary Paint w/Mahogany Interior


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[QUOTE=ebo]

 Eastwood makes a kit that will make your booster look like new cad. It's a three color spray kit check it out.

Evil Smileebo
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Dan: 
   We use the "Cad" spray kit at work to touch up zinc yellow parts - stuff is incredible - can't even tell (we just use two of three sprays for zinc yellow(gold & green))  Watch their video - pretty amazing what a light touch will do with the green & red clears on top of the gold opaque.
 
 
Great idea on the steam cleaner Al - I'll have to try that


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Underhood Detail Questions (8/12)
 6/27/11 4:30am
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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 54K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible


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I've thought about the steam cleaners, but never seen one that seemed to put out enough steam to do anything.  Any brand ideas?

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 6/27/11 6:46am
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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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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Marshal, go back up to my last post and click on the red X That is the one I have and it works pretty well. Not to large to lug around.
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Underhood Detail Questions (10/12)
 7/1/11 8:27pm
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Did you read the review CON that does not recommend it for car engines?
Just one persons opinion. Without actually testing it.
 


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Underhood Detail Questions (11/12)
 7/2/11 8:30am
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There is not that much of any area of the engine to really get at but all the other area's under the hood impossible for my little hands to get at it's great. Even under around the frame and suspision its so much easier than sprayin degreaser in me eyes.
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Underhood Detail Questions (12/12)
 7/2/11 9:21am
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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......


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So I was looking at the cad product from Eastwood. Looks amazing. Do you think it can be or has anyone done this process while the booster was still on the car???? The Rook2011-07-02 07:22:19
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