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Old 06-18-2011, 02:08 AM   #1376
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Got the THR back today and I must say, I LOVE IT!!!

It was dropped off to have the front bumper repaired and the lower grill replaced. Well, they repaired it and then jacked up the stripes that Tom's guys had painted. Apparently, there was not enough clear on the hockeys and the sanding went straight through the silver. Apparently, there was not enough silver either. I kind of had that feeling since the hood seems to keep showing gray through the silver whenever it gets hot. It should still stay silver and when it gets hot, I see gray spots....if y'all can understand.

Anyway....I'm not happy with that, but what can I do. I want two or three more layers of silver on there, but I can't quite get that fixed when the job was done in PA.

Oh well....John and his guys fixed up the hockeys good. They repainted them and cleared them the way it should have been done.

I have a COMPLETELY brand new painted bumper. The stripes...the gray...eveything redone. All those rock chips, ...>GONE! 24,000 miles of crap on the front bumper gone. LOVE IT. They even painted under the bumper fixing the scratches on the underside. So, yes....I am VERY happy.

And I'm SO happy to get rid of that Dodge Challenger!!!
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:03 AM   #1377
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In the painters defense, if the stripes are painted too thick, by the time you get enough clear on to eliminate the stripe edge, you have a LOT of paint/clear in that area. But, yeah, if you're seeing bleed-thru it's a bit too thin.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:22 AM   #1378
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In the painters defense, if the stripes are painted too thick, by the time you get enough clear on to eliminate the stripe edge, you have a LOT of paint/clear in that area. But, yeah, if you're seeing bleed-thru it's a bit too thin.
I would assume that a lighter colour stripe over a dark base colour is more problematic? Got a nasty rock chip on the CGM hood stripe on the way to C5F II. Have to live with it till next winter, no plans to paint stripes on till then. Good to know.

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Old 06-19-2011, 11:30 AM   #1379
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In the painters defense, if the stripes are painted too thick, by the time you get enough clear on to eliminate the stripe edge, you have a LOT of paint/clear in that area. But, yeah, if you're seeing bleed-thru it's a bit too thin.
Yeah, I can understand the paint being too thick. But, I could already feel the edge....like not enough clear was put on completely over the edges and then buffed down to smooth. So, there was always a kind of slight edge. There's absolutely no edge now. It's smooth straight across.

Also, John (from Jack's Paint Place in Converse) put on a tougher clear which he says is thicker and more resistant to rock chips. He says it acts more like a rubber ball where some stuff will bounce off the thicker clear and not chip it.

There is an absolute complete difference between the paint on the bumper and the car. Not like....different shades or anything. But, the paint on the bumper is so much "richer" than the paint on the hood/fenders. It looks GREAT. The thought ran through my mind to have shop redo the hood and make the silver a few shades thicker so I can't see that bleed through. Wonder how much that would run...
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I would assume that a lighter colour stripe over a dark base colour is more problematic? Got a nasty rock chip on the CGM hood stripe on the way to C5F II. Have to live with it till next winter, no plans to paint stripes on till then. Good to know.

more problematic if not enough paint applied. PRIMER!!!
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:52 PM   #1380
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In regards to the front facia, that could be the plastic to metal paint mismatch that these cars come form the factory with. Probably a issue even on a re-paint. Not hard to see the mismatch between plactic and metal on Pumpkin, especially the mirror's.

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Old 06-19-2011, 03:52 PM   #1381
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Yeah. I've always seen that mismatch. I actually think it looks kind of cool. It's not a color where you might have white on one side and white with a tinge of yellow in the other side. It's just gray...and in shadows, they are all different shades of gray. So, comparing the front to the side....it's like it's being looked at at different angles.

It was never a major difference and quite honestly, I didn't really notice it (or maybe it didn't bother me).

It's just this repaint is SO much better than it was before.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:39 PM   #1382
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New Hurst emblem. Bad pictures.... :(

I took out the orange and replaced it with wave blue. Then I cleared it just to make it look better. Wish I had better lighting. I'll take more pix tomorrow out in the sun.

Tag, are those the metal Hurst emblems from the Hurst store?

Thinking about throwing those on my CGM too.

Looks great btw
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:20 AM   #1383
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Tag, are those the metal Hurst emblems from the Hurst store?

Thinking about throwing those on my CGM too.

Looks great btw
Yep!

Depending on what you want to do with them, they are easy to get the orange paint out of it and repaint with whatever color you want...red to match ss's or silver, etc Just take your time when removing the paint and get in all those grooves. Paint it in time as well. I think I did about 5 coats with two coats of clear.

Same emblems and thanks for the compliment!
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:06 AM   #1384
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Lookin' good!
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:51 AM   #1385
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Lookin' good!
Thanks!

And thanks for the emblem!
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:50 AM   #1386
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Such a great wife!

MPD1 is ON THE WAY!!!!
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:13 AM   #1387
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MPD1 is ON THE WAY!!!!

Well alright Dana...

Post those MPD1 pics when you get it installed. THR2 will look that much meaner.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:41 AM   #1388
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Heck yeah, I will! Then I just want to get the lower front facia and pretty much all the visual mods will be done (for now...lol)
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:34 PM   #1389
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The new engine cover is FINISHED!

Turns out, if you leave your LED lights on for 5 days in a row, bad things can happen....

New white lights were installed and it looks GOOOOOOOD
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:38 PM   #1390
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Turns out, if you leave your LED lights on for 5 days in a row, bad things can happen....

New white lights were installed and it looks GOOOOOOOD
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Actually, heck yeah...give me a couple...I'll have to run out. Need some pix anyway with the new lights. LOVE IT
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I think Tag got lost somewhere between his computer and his car.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:24 PM   #1397
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Turns out a hot glue gun works great for puttingv the parts together on the engine cover. Howevr....keeping glue together that already melts at a relatively low temp ain't easy under the hood of a hot car. Pix to follow after I resecure this stuff...
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With the new lights. CGM on top, wave blue under the mesh, white lights.

Robert did all the fabrication on this one. But, when the lights got messed up, I had to change them all out. My fault. But, it turned out nice.
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Damn. I like that a lot. I need to do something in orange.
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