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allenga

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #80 on: February 17, 2020, 08:56:29 AM »
Thanks RoadKing.  I have a good friend that has a shop for his own cars that is helping me.  It has been a blessing.
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #81 on: February 17, 2020, 02:52:23 PM »
Is your friends shop for his own cars or is it a repair shop?
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #82 on: February 17, 2020, 10:50:21 PM »
Is your friends shop for his own cars or is it a repair shop?

It's both..  Supports our club.  Does not advertise.
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #83 on: February 18, 2020, 08:18:57 AM »
I think I am going to the dark side and will put mud flaps on my Trans AM.  Anyone have a simple black universal mud flaps they like.  Not going to try to get NOS or original GM parts for this.  Also, I did the floor in Noico. My hands are sore!  Thanks guys.


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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #84 on: February 18, 2020, 08:52:49 AM »
I think I am going to put on mud flaps too, front and rear. That's how it was the whole time I owned it. I would like to keep the paint chips to a minimum as I plan to drive it.
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #85 on: February 18, 2020, 12:32:47 PM »
I had them on my 82 bird. I liked the way they looked and they served a good purpose. I had a nice set, sold them awhile back. I didn't think anyone would want them, sold as soon as I posted!
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85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #86 on: February 19, 2020, 08:06:13 AM »
An alternative to mud flaps is some of that clear paint protection film too. I've never used any, but maybe there's some that's easy to apply and replace when necessary.
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #87 on: February 19, 2020, 11:33:25 AM »
I put the 3M protective film on last month.  It's not too hard to put on and you don't even see it when it's on the car.  I did have a small issue when I tried to pull it back up to re-position it.  Nothing I can't live with.  Just make a mock up of the flairs first.  I use regular 8.5 x 11 paper and puzzled it together with tape.  Then lay it out on the film.

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #88 on: February 19, 2020, 11:39:56 AM »
I put the 3M protective film on last month.  It's not too hard to put on and you don't even see it when it's on the car.  I did have a small issue when I tried to pull it back up to re-position it.  Nothing I can't live with.  Just make a mock up of the flairs first.  I use regular 8.5 x 11 paper and puzzled it together with tape.  Then lay it out on the film.

Prior to my car getting new paint, I saw road rash on the door, rocker, rear wheel flares, the lower quarter in front of wheel, and lower quarter behind the wheel.

I love that 3M stuff.  Did you cover all these common areas.
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #89 on: February 19, 2020, 11:58:34 AM »
I did the four flairs and front spoiler.   I will order more to do the rockers.  The mud flaps help a lot but they do miss some spots.

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #90 on: February 24, 2020, 12:01:51 PM »
Decals on.  Started putting interior back in.  This ACC carpet with just the jute back is horrible.  Deep wrinkles.  Should have gotten mass backed.




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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #91 on: February 24, 2020, 12:13:59 PM »
Your seat belts look nice. Where'd you get them?
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #92 on: February 24, 2020, 12:26:37 PM »
Your seat belts look nice. Where'd you get them?
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Thanks!  Seat belts are originals
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #93 on: February 24, 2020, 12:31:39 PM »
Thanks. So, not restored or anything, other than cleaning?
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #94 on: February 24, 2020, 01:19:38 PM »
Thanks. So, not restored or anything, other than cleaning?

Not restored and I haven’t cleaned them yet
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Re: Time for Paint
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #95 on: February 24, 2020, 02:12:52 PM »
He's asking because they normally turn a dark color and have gunk from hands grabbing them. They look good in the pictures.
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #96 on: February 24, 2020, 02:32:46 PM »
oh, Yes, these could use a mild cleaning but overall they are nice and bright.  I feel blessed.
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #97 on: February 24, 2020, 03:35:20 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I forgot that you started with a nice car to begin with  :-) .
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #98 on: February 27, 2020, 02:19:17 PM »
We might be done this weekend.  Glass.  Or, not done done.  They are never done, right?


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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #99 on: February 27, 2020, 02:21:30 PM »
Gorgeous!
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #100 on: February 27, 2020, 04:54:48 PM »
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #101 on: February 28, 2020, 08:18:32 AM »
Hi Guys, I bought all the stickers Ames says goes on a 77.  Can anyone verify a couple.  I have a warning for limited slip diff, and a decal for instructions to inflate the spare, and a warning about torquing lug nuts on aluminum wheels.  I think this old pic shows them all.  Is this correct.  Thanks!

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #102 on: February 28, 2020, 08:23:35 AM »
I am so glad for you to have your car finished and ready to be back on the road. I had a bit of reservation when you first announced this project, as your car did not look that bad to begin with, at least on the net, lol. So many cars get lost in the dreaded paint jail and mission creep. You stuck with you plan and timeline and accomplished what so many have failed with in the past. Car looks fantastic and I know you will be able to have many years of enjoyment out of it now.
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #103 on: February 28, 2020, 08:25:16 AM »
I am so glad for you to have your car finished and ready to be back on the road. I had a bit of reservation when you first announced this project, as your car did not look that bad to begin with, at least on the net, lol. So many cars get lost in the dreaded paint jail and mission creep. You stuck with you plan and timeline and accomplished what so many have failed with in the past. Car looks fantastic and I know you will be able to have many years of enjoyment out of it now.

Thanks!  It was six months. I had a great guy working with me.  I could not do all the work myself. 
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #104 on: February 28, 2020, 03:09:13 PM »
Hi Guys, I bought all the stickers Ames says goes on a 77.  Can anyone verify a couple.  I have a warning for limited slip diff, and a decal for instructions to inflate the spare, and a warning about torquing lug nuts on aluminum wheels.  I think this old pic shows them all.  Is this correct.  Thanks!



Anyone have input on these decals.  :D
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This Phase is Done - Time for Paint
« Reply #105 on: March 14, 2020, 02:47:36 PM »
Well this phase is done. Next steps, leaking steering box, shocks, sway bar bushings.  I think just looking at black paint makes it scratch.   :shock:





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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #106 on: March 15, 2020, 07:45:07 AM »
Nice work. Looks awesome
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #107 on: March 15, 2020, 08:24:45 AM »
WOW!!! Turn out very nice!

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #108 on: March 15, 2020, 11:20:52 AM »
Thanks!
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #109 on: March 16, 2020, 07:13:24 AM »
Seeing these freshly painted black cars (yours and Toms) makes me wanna get out the garage and get mine buffed out again.
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82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #110 on: March 16, 2020, 07:32:20 AM »
Seeing these freshly painted black cars (yours and Toms) makes me wanna get out the garage and get mine buffed out again.

I've never owned a black car, but now I understand how much work they are to keep nice.  I might just not worry about buffing, maybe once a year...
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #111 on: March 16, 2020, 11:17:45 AM »
It was really nice to meet you.  I had a good time at the show this weekend.  Here is one picture i tok that got part of your car in it.   You received a trophy this weekend also is that correct? 

20200315_103512 by GARAGE 77, on Flickr
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #112 on: March 16, 2020, 11:31:00 AM »
That is a beautiful paint job and looks great! I am always drawn into the Starlight Black and Gold trim on the Trans Am.
Jim
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #113 on: May 07, 2020, 09:10:48 AM »
Guys, anyone have SE molded stripe decals laying around.  I botched one and Phoenix Graphics does not sell it.  Thanks!
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #114 on: May 07, 2020, 03:47:04 PM »
I had and maybe still do the front end surround for a 76 t/a. It came with the package I got for use with either 77 or 76. You may be able to use a piece out of it? What part did you goof? Another option may be to get some roll stripe if its in fairly straight area.
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'39-BSA Gold Star
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #114 on: May 07, 2020, 03:47:04 PM »
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