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Old 04-15-2011, 09:19 AM   #26
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:35 AM   #27
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Yep, getting pretty anxious! I just heard that it will probably be Wednesday before it is ready. They took off all of the panels, will paint them, then reassemble it, add pinstripe, take back apart to clear it, then assemble it again.

Might have been easier to send your team to Oshawa to work on it or have Chevy just ship the parts

I ordered my 'mods'...Bow-tie blackouts, and dark gray hood spears to, as my wife said, "pull some color from the interior to the outside"

Starting small for me...Have a great weekend!
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:09 PM   #28
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stance is hot.
I'm glad you like it. A little low for me though. I haven't heard anyone saying it is too low except my wife. But that could be that they are just trying to be nice. I'd rather the truth
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:13 PM   #29
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Might have been easier to send your team to Oshawa to work on it or have Chevy just ship the parts

I ordered my 'mods'...Bow-tie blackouts, and dark gray hood spears to, as my wife said, "pull some color from the interior to the outside"

Starting small for me...Have a great weekend!
Funny. There are many people that would like to order the car just primered. I don't think we're ready for camaro kit cars

There's no hurry on the mods. Take your time and do only what you want. I like the hood spears. That will look good.

Come on Wednesday!!!
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:28 PM   #30
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Got a call from 4RD H8R... the car won't be ready until late this week (hopefully). He said that the clear was very thin, and they sanded through it in spots. The good news is that they will be repainting most/all of the white, before clearing the whole car. Should give me good thickness, so hopefully I won't suffer from chips as easily.

I'm getting very anxious!!!
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:10 AM   #31
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Got a call from 4RD H8R... the car won't be ready until late this week (hopefully). He said that the clear was very thin, and they sanded through it in spots. The good news is that they will be repainting most/all of the white, before clearing the whole car. Should give me good thickness, so hopefully I won't suffer from chips as easily.

I'm getting very anxious!!!

Bounced over for a look...can't wait to see it...
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:35 AM   #32
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Stopping in to check on your progress! Was nice getting to know you in the TPW thread. Can't wait to see this car when the paint is done! BTW =p passed your callaway in mileage last week ;-)
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:28 AM   #33
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Stopping in to check on your progress! Was nice getting to know you in the TPW thread. Can't wait to see this car when the paint is done! BTW =p passed your callaway in mileage last week ;-)
I have a few more pics I'll post this morning, and should have lots by tonight. They're getting very close now. Just about ready to start reassembly.

Yeah, after a long road trip, my convertible is getting close to the callaway's mileage, and I haven't even had the convertible in my possession for almost 3 weeks!

Are you enjoying your ride?
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:48 AM   #34
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I have posted a few more pics in the first few thread messages. Lots of parts missing! I'm ready for some pics of it going back together. I've been able to stay away and let them work their magic. The shop is about 25 miles away, or I would be there every day.

Getting close now
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:15 AM   #35
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Nice color choice! Was nice meeting u as well! You coming down for rd 2 in Ga October 8th? We'll be making the trip again. Can't wait.to see how the car looks then! Im hoping to hit the strip w it this time!
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:47 PM   #36
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Nice color choice! Was nice meeting u as well! You coming down for rd 2 in Ga October 8th? We'll be making the trip again. Can't wait.to see how the car looks then! Im hoping to hit the strip w it this time!
I knew you would love the color! Not sure about Oct. 8th yet. That was a heck of a drive...but who knows. I hit the strip in my other camaro when it was at 500 miles. I wasn't ready with the convertible...only having it for 4 days.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:50 PM   #37
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More paint pictures added to the first post. It looks matte/satin because it hasn't been cleared yet. The whole panels will be cleared once completely done. I thought a little about matte or satin, but I'm not quite sure yet how to take care of it.

I was promised more pics of the main body being painted. It is getting done as I write this.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:31 AM   #38
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More paint pictures added to the first post. It looks matte/satin because it hasn't been cleared yet. The whole panels will be cleared once completely done. I thought a little about matte or satin, but I'm not quite sure yet how to take care of it.

I was promised more pics of the main body being painted. It is getting done as I write this.

That is going to be one sweet ride when its done. Are you going to paint a red pinstrip along the car where the black/white come together? Thinking about what you did with the wheels...
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:29 AM   #39
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That is going to be one sweet ride when its done. Are you going to paint a red pinstrip along the car where the black/white come together? Thinking about what you did with the wheels...
Yes, red pinstripe. The car will be mostly put back together, the pinstripe applied by a talented by-hand pinstriper, then two more coats of clear on top of everything. This should get done on Monday.

Bowties will be painted black to match the top (including chrome), and will also have a red pinstripe. Tail lights will be sprayed to darken them, and tail light bezels will be tinted as well to produce a black chrome. If the black chrome doesn't look great, then they will be painted satin/matte black. SS emblems will stay red, but the chrome will be painted black. Side Camaro emblems will not be going back on (at least for now). That should eliminate all of the chrome.

The black paint also has a red metallic flake in it. Can't see it until you look at it in the sun.

Thanks again 4RD H8R for staying late to make sure this gets done right!
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:02 AM   #40
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The black paint also has a red metallic flake in it. Can't see it until you look at it in the sun.
On top of everything else you're doing, this is going to be absolutely KILLER!

I may have to come down to Suwanee to see it in the sun. My company has a Distribution Center there maybe I need to visit...

Make sure to get a good macro close-up of the black paint when complete.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:06 AM   #41
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:11 AM   #42
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:28 AM   #43
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On top of everything else you're doing, this is going to be absolutely KILLER!

I may have to come down to Suwanee to see it in the sun. My company has a Distribution Center there maybe I need to visit...

Make sure to get a good macro close-up of the black paint when complete.
Thanks Lightrider! I'm sure that DC needs a visit.
I have updated the first post to show the first couple coats of clear. The last picture shows the red metallic flake. I'll get better pics of it after a couple more coats of clear, wet sanding, and buffing.

It will be getting the pinstripe today and more clear. Getting close. A couple more days.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:07 AM   #44
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On Tuesday, 4RD H8R called me and wanted me to come take a look at the pinstripe. I did that this morning. We decided that it was a little too thin. They are going to redo the pinstripe hopefully today. Couple coats of clear goes on top, wet sand, and buff. Going to be tight to even get it done by Friday. However, it is goint to look sweet! I got a good look of the red flakes in the black, and it is just the subtle detail that I love.

I have been doing some painting of some parts at home. They are ready to go on the car as soon as I pick it up. AAC LED side markers, and my CAI air box and tube.

I also looked at the COTW this week, which is an orange convertible. He painted the ends of his strut tower brace, and polished the crossbar. That looks really nice. I'm thinking about what I could do, with black and white. Maybe painting the ends black, and wrapping the crossbar in white carbon fiber vinyl??? Or just paint it white??? Any opinions?

Likewise, I'm going to need to do something with the engine cover. Gotta get rid of the silver. That doesn't go too well with white in my opinion.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:24 PM   #45
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Looking good!! Cant wait to see the finished product.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:28 PM   #47
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oooooooohhhhhh I cant wait too see this car when its done I have a fealing im gonna regret changing my order from summit white too inferno orange.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:44 PM   #48
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oooooooohhhhhh I cant wait too see this car when its done I have a fealing im gonna regret changing my order from summit white too inferno orange.
You can't go wrong with either color! I am partial to both.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:46 PM   #49
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:57 PM   #50
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Thanks!

I got some bad news today. The car won't be ready until sometime next week. Some things with the pinstripe didn't turn out so good, and they are redoing it. Also while removing the stripe, they got into some of the black, and will end up redoing some of that too. Anyway, they promised me that it would be perfect, and done the right way.

After waiting for the car to be built, and the car sitting in a rail yard lot for 10 long days because of the deal with Allied Trucking, I can wait a little longer.

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