1970 Camaro Restofy

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  1. giggity

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    Just placed order with SPI for flat black and activator to spray dash. SPI only sells flat black in gallons, so going to have a ton of leftover paint. Wife wants me to paint some metal lawn furniture, so may use the leftover paint there.

    Any tips on how to spray inside cowl cavity? Should I brush paint that area? I don think I can get a gun to spray well in there. My first thought was to hand sand all the nooks , then scuff, then wipe down with wax and grease remover, hand paint epoxy, then hand paint flat black?


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    I used small wire wheels on a small angled air grinder, then scocthbrite for the impossible to get parts. There is no way to spray where the cowl meets the firewall, where the cowl meets the windshield base, or the underside of the cowl, so there I just brushed on primer before spraying, brushing out drips as best I could - they didn't show through spray coat. I sprayed color (matte black) only where I could get it, and didn't worry about nooks and crannies. I narrowed my pattern to get coverage with short bursts, spraying from as many angles as I could. No one is ever going to see in there so it's just about coverage.

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    Yea, just looking for rust protection in cowl, not concerned about looks. looks like you got in there pretty good!
     
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    worked a bit on the cowl, sanding the wiper valley, had a small spot to fill on cowl, and the pillar.

    Ive been admittedly procrastinating this. I tried filling with MIG(i know....i know...), and knew id have to come back and revisit.
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    so cut it out best i could. I actually got it better with a Dremel , and sprayed antirust in the cracks and let it drip through.
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    cut a small piece of metal, sprayed weld-through primer on back, and tacked in. Ground down.

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    Hit the area with All-Metal, will sand down tonight.

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    Also worked this small spot on cowl , I thought about cutting it out, but its pretty solid and only about 1 millimetter deep. just appears to be surface rust pitting.

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    I got distracted Sunday cooking some BBQ...kinda neglected my Camaro and spent some family time.

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    Most of my problem sanding and painting has to do with water in my lines, Im thinking of buying this air dryer from harbor freight, its got a lot of good reviews.

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    I sanded this a little, turned out ok need a bit more sanding,
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    and I found another small spot.

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    Good job on the rust repair. I had some of the same problems on mine. I had to keep telling myself that it does not have to be immaculate; the lower part of the windshield will cover it up. I just wanted it to be clean and rust free.
     
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    yea, not going for a show car, but my main objective is it not coming back and having to mess with it later.
     
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