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Old 06-11-2013, 07:09 PM   #2476
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Got the GM strut tower brace and painted it black and green. Cleared the green with a 2-part clear, and the black with a satin. This was all using rattle cans. Turned out amazing.



Wow Thomas, I never realized you were so versatile! Looks good!

Oh, and Nutro, I'm not sure where he got his paint, but if you're looking for Synergy in a can, this is a place you can start. I got mine there:

http://www.paintscratch.com/cgi-bin/makepaint2.cgi

Affordable too.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:55 PM   #2477
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Thanks.

Holy crap. Those are decent prices, but then it's $10 to ship. And how close is the match? And then you have to wait.

I drive 20 minutes out to Sherwin Williams Automotive (the "Automotive" part is important), and have them mix me up a can or two while I wait. I think it comes out to about the same, and then I can drive home and start using it immediately.

They also have the 2k clearcoat which is what you'll need if you want a factory-hard clear. It's in a can with a capsule of hardener inside that you puncture with a button on the bottom and when you mix it up, you have 48 hours to use it before it hardens in the can. Great stuff though. Just make sure you have a big enough job that you don't waste most of it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:53 PM   #2478
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Would. 3 gal air compressor tank and the autozone paint spray guns work well if I'm custom painting something ? I hate aerosol cans
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #2479
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Thanks.

Holy crap. Those are decent prices, but then it's $10 to ship. And how close is the match? And then you have to wait.

I drive 20 minutes out to Sherwin Williams Automotive (the "Automotive" part is important), and have them mix me up a can or two while I wait. I think it comes out to about the same, and then I can drive home and start using it immediately.

They also have the 2k clearcoat which is what you'll need if you want a factory-hard clear. It's in a can with a capsule of hardener inside that you puncture with a button on the bottom and when you mix it up, you have 48 hours to use it before it hardens in the can. Great stuff though. Just make sure you have a big enough job that you don't waste most of it.
so you just ask your dealer and they will get you the SGM paint ?
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:29 AM   #2480
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Would. 3 gal air compressor tank and the autozone paint spray guns work well if I'm custom painting something ? I hate aerosol cans
Yeah, that'll work fine for small jobs. And if you take your time and get the hang of using the equipment, it should give you good results. Just remember; prep-work is everything. Dust is your enemy!
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:22 AM   #2481
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so you just ask your dealer and they will get you the SGM paint ?
Dealers don't know jack. All they can get you is those little touch up paint bottles anyway. You need to get it custom mixed, either online or at a local store or shop. Just give them the paint code.

But yeah I'd never use rattle cans on bodywork. Anything that goes up against the existing factory paint just won't match all that well due to a lot of factors. Mostly, the metallic elements in the paint will make it look off because they weren't laid down at the same time, so at different angles, you'll be able to spot the repaint with metallic colors. However, the color looks great every time I've used it. I painted my rims, strut tower brace, and three different computer mice with it. As long as it's not a body panel right up against another one, you can't tell.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:40 AM   #2482
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Dealers don't know jack. All they can get you is those little touch up paint bottles anyway. You need to get it custom mixed, either online or at a local store or shop. Just give them the paint code.

But yeah I'd never use rattle cans on bodywork. Anything that goes up against the existing factory paint just won't match all that well due to a lot of factors. Mostly, the metallic elements in the paint will make it look off because they weren't laid down at the same time, so at different angles, you'll be able to spot the repaint with metallic colors. However, the color looks great every time I've used it. I painted my rims, strut tower brace, and three different computer mice with it. As long as it's not a body panel right up against another one, you can't tell.
Oh boy, and I need to get my fenders replaced soon.
Maybe if I blend the new bumper, hood, fenders it will all Match up better opposed to painting on piece of the car
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:48 PM   #2483
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Dealers don't know jack. All they can get you is those little touch up paint bottles anyway. You need to get it custom mixed, either online or at a local store or shop. Just give them the paint code.

But yeah I'd never use rattle cans on bodywork. Anything that goes up against the existing factory paint just won't match all that well due to a lot of factors. Mostly, the metallic elements in the paint will make it look off because they weren't laid down at the same time, so at different angles, you'll be able to spot the repaint with metallic colors. However, the color looks great every time I've used it. I painted my rims, strut tower brace, and three different computer mice with it. As long as it's not a body panel right up against another one, you can't tell.
FYI Forged, we have a great paint/body guy in Sumner. He repaired a nasty door ding and paint. This wasn't something we could repair ourselves and he did a fantastic job.
Now I just have to get brave and start doing some of those other projects on the list....


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Old 06-12-2013, 09:08 PM   #2484
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Holy crap. Those are decent prices, but then it's $10 to ship. And how close is the match? And then you have to wait.
You've seen it for yourself. I showed you at the Synergys for St. Patricks Day meet. I did all the scuffs on my front fascia. It took a lot of color sanding and buffing, but I got it closer than I would have expected for rattle-can. Mind you, it's confined mostly to the underside of the fascia, or I never would have considered trying it that way.


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But yeah I'd never use rattle cans on bodywork. Anything that goes up against the existing factory paint just won't match all that well due to a lot of factors. Mostly, the metallic elements in the paint will make it look off because they weren't laid down at the same time, so at different angles, you'll be able to spot the repaint with metallic colors. However, the color looks great every time I've used it. I painted my rims, strut tower brace, and three different computer mice with it. As long as it's not a body panel right up against another one, you can't tell.
You're right about that. When I took a class in automotive painting, they had a paint panel (a 2'x3' piece of sheet metal we used for practice) divided into a grid of a dozen or so squares, each a completely different shade of metallic copper. As it turned out, it was all the same paint. Each square was painted with different pressures, distance, or other variables. So metallics are the trickiest, without a doubt. In the engine compartment surrounded by a lot of black, you won't be able to tell the difference. I painted my CAI with this paint, and it turned out great:

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Old 06-14-2013, 12:40 AM   #2485
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There are still some SG Choko race jackets available. If you want one PM me. And a limited # of matching ball caps. (with the SG car under the brim)
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:16 PM   #2486
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There are still some SG Choko race jackets available. If you want one PM me. And a limited # of matching ball caps. (with the SG car under the brim)
Clue me in.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:11 AM   #2487
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Clue me in.
We met OUR72GTO at the Dick's meet-n-eat put together by Tim Collett (RED DEMON SS) last year. He came all the way down from Kamloops, BC. Choko is a GM licensed clothing vendor that only sells in Canada. They have some really cool stuff! He was nice enough to leave us his catalog, and we still have it; I just saw it on the counter the other day. I'm thinking we might snag one of those jackets. Maybe he'll be nice enough to deliver one to us, either at the show-n-shine in Lillooet:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=277114

Or maybe we can talk him into coming down to Wally's in August!:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282025

Canadian side: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=301447

What sizes you got?
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:17 PM   #2488
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:34 PM   #2489
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Picked up a 2011 Synergy Green 2SS/RS 6M the other week. Love the car!



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Old 06-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #2490
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:49 PM   #2491
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Thanks! other than the punk kid who took out my passenger side mirror so thats in process of getting painted and getting installed.

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Old 06-21-2013, 03:57 PM   #2492
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Congrats on the new ride ! Sucks someone took out your mirror
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:00 PM   #2493
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I about beat the punk into the asphalt in the middle of the road after the comment "Dude relax its only a car"
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:43 PM   #2494
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I about beat the punk into the asphalt in the middle of the road after the comment "Dude relax its only a car"
I hate when people tell me to relax.
Should of just said "don't worry it's just your face" then proceed to the beat down haha
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:17 PM   #2495
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I hate when people tell me to relax.
Should of just said "don't worry it's just your face" then proceed to the beat down haha
Agreed!!!!
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:18 PM   #2496
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good lookin car. sux about the mirror. welcome to the green

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Thanks for the welcome everyone! Received awesome news that the new mirror is done with paint and gets installed tomorrow!
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Welcome to the Synergy Green club. You have a sharp car and I really like that hood.
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