My 1979 Camaro Z28 Project!

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  1. Tokyo Torquer3

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    I love that nice big garage!!!!!!!!

    I cant believe you haven't painted that car yet after all these years ;)

    mike
     
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    Blu-By-U 79Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I know man I kick myself but it's time to make it right lol
     
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    Hey Matt! Congratulation on everything! Really glad your dad feel better!

    be careful in that garage: you could lost yourself down there! lol!
     
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    Blu-By-U 79Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    So this weekend had some decent progress. I had been working on stripping the rear window channel and was having a hard time cleaning the rust pits out.

    So I finally gave in and made a trip to harbour freight for a small 1 liter sand blaster and some aluminum oxide. When I returned home I masked the car up really good and out duck tape around the area I would be blasting. Once I was ready I rolled the car out behind the garage and prepped everything for blasting.

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    It turned out pretty good. The blaster worked great for a $25 cheapie. I had a few pin holes to weld up but nothing to major. Sure beat the wire wheel I was using. However it was quite messy but I knew it would be. Definitely wear your protective equipment for sand blasting lol.

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    I called it a night and took it easy after I cleaned up my mess and put the car back in the shop.

    Fast forward to Sunday,
    I started out by tack welding the few pin holes that I found in the window channel. Once they were fixed I prepped the car for epoxy primer.

    Last weekend I had built a 35 ft by 10 ft curtain that divides the garage for when I spray primer. I'm still working on I think but I've gotta say for the first trial run it did great.

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    It's been a while since I have sprayed epoxy and I put a half part of reducer in it.... lmao shouldn't have done that but it still turned out good. Just alittle more water like that I meant for it to be. It's nice knowing that my rust was gone, holes fixed and epoxy laid down to seal the metal. Now I need to figure out a good way to seal the back side of the channel ( inside quarter panel vent )

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    Gotta say I was a nervous wreck doing all of this with the street lites still on the car lol. They will probably be coming back off again soon.

    I did notice today that my POR15 on the rear frame rails had surface rust coming through it. It will be later down the road but I think once the exterior is done then I will have to start redoing that so I can use a better product. It's only
    In spots but I did everything to a T. Oh well nothing I can't handle.
     

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    Blu-By-U 79Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    This is the sand blaster I used.

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    Nice work
     
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    Nice! that sand blaster really does its work
     
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    You're a busy dude! Glad everything is moving in the right direction. Congrats.

    I think your car has been waiting for paint as long as mine! haha
     
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    I hear ya man lol. Thanks I'm glad things have started coming together.
     
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    Congrats on the house and wife
     

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