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Old 05-15-2012, 11:00 PM   #76
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This is great! May I ask what products you are using? Looking to get myself a 2nd gen project as well.

Are you painting this by spray can?
Sanding by hand?

thx camaroitalia i appreciate it.It is looking great!
i like to do all my sanding by hand but imspraying the 2k primer and cobalt blue metallic with a spray gun,the paint is made by kirker i bought the whole kit from primer to clearcoat.its very reasonably priced.its a basecoat/clearcoat paint.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:24 PM   #77
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camarotalia heres a pictur of the paint kit i bought for it,hope this helps.

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Old 05-18-2012, 11:11 PM   #78
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Thanks for the pic! so this set contains pretty much everything you'll need to use? Do you have to reduce the paint?

Also, what kinda gun do you spray with? I have a small touch up gun that can still spray out a nice size. Not sure if that would work unless i took my time and did it panel by panel
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #79
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no need to reduce the paint but i do reduce the 2k primer4:1 its pretty thick.

i spray with a cheap finex 2000 it does an awesome job,that detail gun would probably work ok,how big is the cup on it,the primer u might have an issue with,i use a 1.8 tip for the primer,for primer just get a cheap harbor freight one that will be fine for the primer.what size tip is on that small gun you got.a 1.3 or 1.4 would be perfect for the paint and clearcoat.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:22 PM   #80
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figured i might as well just continue with the body work while waiting for my tranny to be rebuilt wich will probably be a little while,,my freinds doing it for the cost of just the parts luckily,so gotta wait until he gets the free time to do it,since his tranny shop is pretty busy right now,so i been working on fixing the bumps and bruises on the passenger lower quarter,and working on the rear bumper cover that required alot of work to make it look good again,and got the upper drivers quarter all ready to lay the 2k primer down so i can start the block sanding.

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Old 05-21-2012, 12:36 PM   #81
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was up all night working on my camaro again,got the trunk gutter all sanded down to 400 grit,cleaned and sparayed primer,also finished all the body work on the drivers rear quarter and got that sanded to 400 grit,cleaned and primered,and also started working on my hood,all i have left is the drivers door jam and the roof,door jam should be easy and im sure the roof will need to be smoothed out to make it straight again,also did the block sanding on the drivers quarter and sanded with 600 grit wet.

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Old 05-25-2012, 05:20 AM   #82
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got some more work done on the camaro,drivers door jam is all in primer and roof is all done exept for tiny spot wich i ran out of primered and had to order another gallon,car has been completely block sanded 3 times now,and inner fenders sre all primed and ready to paint.

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Old 05-31-2012, 12:55 PM   #83
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I love watching your progress. It is really looking great. I checked out that website for the paint and it was confusing me, I couldnt find colors, kits or anything lol but i did happen to stumble upon the Paint Shop line from duplicolor, everything comes ready to spray primer, paint, clear. they also have a metallic clear and a candy kit you can buy as well.

I am going to buy larger guns, gonna get a 1.8 primer gun and a 1.4 topcoat gun, then buy another 1.4 gun for clear.

Watching this thread makes me want a project so bad! I hope to see some more pics and updates soon
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:59 PM   #84
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thx camaroitalia i really appreciate them kind words i have more progress to post,my shell is completely in primer now,and started priming the doors,the best place to buy the paint kits is at smartshopper.com u can even see all the color chips there and choose what kit u want.autobody toolmart also sells the kirker paint kits.u cant get the kits directly from kirker.

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Old 06-01-2012, 09:15 PM   #85
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:20 PM   #86
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thx rpomeroy i appreciate it,got some more done yesterday,got the door jams all painted blue,and the trunk jam,and inner fenders all painted in cobalt blue.

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Old 06-02-2012, 09:57 PM   #87
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How'd the tranny refit go? I don't remember seeing.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:26 AM   #88
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just waiting to get the tranny back from the rebuilder,looks like tuesday it will be ready and i can start installing it.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:51 AM   #89
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That's awesome man. Your commitment to this project is commendable. I've really enjoyed watching your progress and appreciate the addition work it takes to share this with us. Thank you for taking that extra time and sharing the experience with with us.

2 regrets in my life: not documenting the progress of eith my 79 or 68 rebuilds. I was young and foolish. :0)
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #90
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WOW thx rpomeroy i really appreciate the kind words,its what keeps me going and makes this all worth while,i enjoy sharing my build with everyone,and im very pleased that u enjoy it,i know what u mean i would have loved to see the build on ur 68,i would have really enjoyed it,love ur car its awesome,maybe one day i can have one of them.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:10 AM   #91
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got my shell all sprayed tonight in cobalt blue,still gotta clearcoat it,took a couple sample pictures so u guys can see how it looks,came out ok for spraying it in a tiny garage with poor lighting.

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What kind of ventilation are you using? Also, what is your dry time from not having a paint booth and assuming no heat lamps? Any trouble with dust landing on the wet paint?

Looking superb!
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base looks great. How many coats of clear are you going with?
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:17 PM   #94
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What kind of ventilation are you using? Also, what is your dry time from not having a paint booth and assuming no heat lamps? Any trouble with dust landing on the wet paint?

Looking superb!
thx camaroitalia,im apllying three light coats thats the key with metallic paint,30 minute flash time between coats,it was 75 degrees out no heatlamp needed,really had very little dust no matter where u spray ur gonna get a little.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:20 PM   #95
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base looks great. How many coats of clear are you going with?
thx rpomeroy i appreciate it.i went with 3 coats of clearcoat its been all cleared already just gott a upload my pictures,has so much gloss everything is reflecting off it,hard to get a good picture.u can see the walls all on the side of the car.heres one picture u might like of it clearcoated.

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Old 06-14-2012, 07:21 AM   #97
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Looking good man. Nice and straight! You've got some wet sanding ahead of you but when you buff all that out man is that blue gonna pop. How'd the tranny install go for you? I don't remember seeing anything about it.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:55 PM   #98
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Looking good man. Nice and straight! You've got some wet sanding ahead of you but when you buff all that out man is that blue gonna pop. How'd the tranny install go for you? I don't remember seeing anything about it.
thx rpomeroy i appreciate it,yeah the roof did come out as good as i wanted ,so i sanded it all down with 1,000 grit and re clearcoated it,looks like glass now,when im all done and its all put together i will wetsand and buff the whole car,sand it down to 2500 grit then buff it,its gonna look like a mirror,those pictures dont give it any justice it came out awesome for painting in my tiny garage,will post pictur of roof.my tranny was back from the rebuilder but the front pump seal wasnt installed right,its all done just gotta go pick it up,my cousin will be here monday to help me install it.sure glad i checked the seal before i installed it.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:06 PM   #99
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clearcoated the roof didnt like how it came out originally,also got one door completely straight and in primer man u would believe how many hours i have into that one door.LOL,also got my inner fenders installed,but had a change of plans,i think im gonna do the subframe in por15 black and all the yellow parts dont think it looks as good as i hoped for with the blue.tell me what u guys think,but them blue fenders surely made my engine pop.also thinking of painting my radiator core,cobalt blue.

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Old 06-17-2012, 09:15 AM   #100
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I love this build man!

Hey couple things. I like the blue inner wells. Is the accent color under the hood going to be yellow like the suspension parts? The reason I ask is if you're going to add the original vinyl graphics to the outside, maybe you could bring those colors under the hood and onto the wheel wells if you're not sure. It might help to tie it all together. Let me know if you need help visualizing something. I'd be happy to Photoshop something up for you.

Also, I noticed your headers. I know there's a lot more room under the 79 hood than the 68, but when I first put my engine in the 68 with the headers, I was heat soaking starters like they were throw aways parts. I eventually went with a high performance starter to fix that problem, but it didn't help the placement of some of the wires from the starter and they basically sit right on the header. Well sort of.

Yesterday I pulled the whole works apart And re-insulated the wires so there is some protection to those wires. I used a combination of header wrap and an old Fiberglas starter wrap that I had laying around.

Here's my point: be careful when you wire it up and triple check your clearance from the starter wires in relation to the header. By the time I noticed the challenge, I had already had all my pipes bent and on the car and really couldn't make a change without shitcanning the whole exhaust system. Also the high performance start is a must with headers. (Plus it sounds cool as hell when I start it up.)

It was my first real ground up build and probably a novice mistake, but it still gives me fits from time to time because eventually the extra insulation I put on the wires melts up and I'm back to square one.

Just wanted to share in case.

Thanks for listening.
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