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Old 02-04-2013, 09:49 PM   #26
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Great write up Chris for folks who don't know how to do this, maybe more people will get into all phases of working on their car including paint correction!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:24 PM   #27
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Good looking Car! You had me worried when I saw the pics of you going to put sandpaper on your car! I was saying to myself, no, oh no! But it turned out really good! Good job!
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:14 AM   #28
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Awesome start. That CGM looked awesome. Glad you got to upgrade, I had wanted to do the same but I've gone too far in mods that there's no turning back. haha. I'll be watching this thread.
Thanks! Yeah I was really liking my look of the CGM. Luckily I wasn't to deep into mods, mainly it was minor cosmetic. I think if I was engine deep I wouldn't have made the upgrade.


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Old 02-05-2013, 12:18 AM   #29
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Great write up Chris for folks who don't know how to do this, maybe more people will get into all phases of working on their car including paint correction!
Thanks Tim, I had so many of these ugly touch up areas that the dealer tried fixing which were such an eye sore. Instead of correcting the paint they just left globs of it on all these hairline scratches that really didn't need touch up paint at all. The passenger side front bumper looked like it had scuff marks on a gym floor. I really didn't want to take it to a shop right off the lot so I figured why not give this a shot myself, if I mess up I just saved a shop some prep time lol

To my benefit though it turned out just like my write up and saved myself a few pennies


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Old 02-05-2013, 12:21 AM   #30
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Good looking Car! You had me worried when I saw the pics of you going to put sandpaper on your car! I was saying to myself, no, oh no! But it turned out really good! Good job!
Thank you!
Lol yes, I wasn't to sure if sandpaper and used were going to get along. Luckily it was for the best! I figured if I can do this anyone can so why not make a write up on it!


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Old 02-06-2013, 04:47 PM   #31
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Update:
So right before I traded in my V6 I ordered BBK LT's w/highflow cats not knowing a week later a V8 would be in my future. I had the headers sitting around in a box and called up AutoAnything where I orginally purchased them back on 12/17/12 and told them my situation. They had no problem at all swapping out my V6 headers that I ordered and sat for 2 months in my house for some stainless steel BBK shorties. Since I still had some money left for the exchange for the credit difference I also got some Lloyds floor mats with IOM stitching that says "Camaro SS", and still have some extra credit left over so ill be using it for my adaptor needed for the strut brace

The customer service over at AutoAnything was excellent to me and definitely give them 2 thumbs up

I just need to wait for my an email return slip and ship the LT's back, so hopefully in a week or so ill have some photos of a few new goodies
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:51 PM   #32
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That freakin rocks!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:02 PM   #33
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Very good start XV! Question? Where you bought the IOM paint for the bumper dots? I have a couple mods that need paint...
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:07 PM   #34
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Very good start XV! Question? Where you bought the IOM paint for the bumper dots? I have a couple mods that need paint...
I actually got it from one of the members on here who sold it me.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:22 PM   #35
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Update:

Today I got the chance to paint my engine cover since the weather was really nice. Its drying over night and then tomorrow or Sunday I will be clearing it and then posting pics
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:30 PM   #36
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Awesome car! and great job on the scratch removal! I have a few scratches on mine as well, maybe i'll give that kit a try
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #37
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Awesome car! and great job on the scratch removal! I have a few scratches on mine as well, maybe i'll give that kit a try
Thanks The scratch removal process is very straight forward, no guessing and very easy to do. If you goto youtube you can watch mutiple videos on this.. It gave me the confidence to do this myself
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:49 PM   #38
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Okay Chris we need photos of your engine cover you painted before the clear goes on!
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:05 PM   #39
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So here are the photos of my engine cover i recently did and kind of messed up but also didn't? lol








Everything looked really well, did a few coats of orange yesterday and let this paint sit over night (24) hrs time before clearing it.. So today i get the clear out and did 2 coats and walked away for a few minutes.. i comes back and find it looking like this! what the heck did i do wrong? I painted and cleared my previous v6 engine cover and didnt have this problem.. Yet again it looks kind of cool.. if this ends up bothering me ill end up sanding it all off and redoing it again





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Old 02-16-2013, 07:10 PM   #40
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Well after about 15 minuties i was really hating the look of what the clear coat did to my great paint job.

So i stripped it all looks like ill have some more work to do next week
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:50 PM   #41
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Some goodies came in today

BBK Stainless Steel Shortys and my strut bar brace adaptor from TPIS



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Old 02-19-2013, 07:40 PM   #42
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:47 PM   #43
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Alright, it's always fun when the new goodies arrive!
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:49 PM   #44
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Damn!! Great new mods man. That's unfortunate with what happened to the paint on the engine cover. Some clears do that if it reacts bad with the paint underneath. Which paint brand did you use for the color and clear?
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:55 PM   #45
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Damn!! Great new mods man. That's unfortunate with what happened to the paint on the engine cover. Some clears do that if it reacts bad with the paint underneath. Which paint brand did you use for the color and clear?
Thanks!!

Yeah i was pretty disapointed that i had that happen to my engine cover. Now i just need to wait for another nice day that doesnt include snow, rain, or 20 degree temps to repaint it lol. I used Rustoleum gloss protective enamel spray paint. It was perfect perfect and glossy prior to the clear. Im not sure im going to clear it next time.. otherwise ill just go without the engine cover lol
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:57 PM   #46
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When I had my old engine cover I didn't clear mine either because I used multiple clears without success, but it didn't bubble or crack the paint underneath. Instead, it reacted with the paint and yellowed like all hell.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:00 PM   #47
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When I had my old engine cover I didn't clear mine either because I used multiple clears without success, but it didn't bubble or crack the paint underneath. Instead, it reacted with the paint and yellowed like all hell.
Good to know!, yeah I'm skipping the clear this round.. what a headache that was I plan on doing a little something extra to IOM painted areas on the cover myself and then possibly a few other things in the car
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:35 AM   #48
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Chris i have to ask what the temperature was in the room when you painted that cover? That looks a lot like a cold reaction to the material then a paint reaction!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:12 AM   #49
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Chris i have to ask what the temperature was in the room when you painted that cover? That looks a lot like a cold reaction to the material then a paint reaction!
You know it was kind if cool out, not sure what the temperature was. It did cross my mind that it could have been the case though. I'm going to wait until its warmer out to do any kind of painting though


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Old 02-20-2013, 11:19 AM   #50
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Why did you choose to go with shorties, the will add close to nothing interns of power?


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