1973 RS LT Z28 4spd Matching Nums

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  1. McCune

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    Mine will be over restored and over budget big time. I hate cars. LOL
     
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    My goal in restoring a car is for it to mistaken as an EXTREMELY well kept/one repaint survivor.
    No it does not have enamel top coat in the final coats I mix clear and color to create a lacquer appearance and yes it is WAY smoother/lacks the waviness that the originals exhibit, as I stated my goal is to have it be assumed as a ONE repaint survivor.

    The original chrome parts were not buffed to perfection or finished to the Nth degree.
    I specifically told the plater I did not want the edges buffed and polished so they were no longer sharp.
    There is some NOS chrome on the car and I did not want a MISMATCH in chrome quality, but mainly I cannot stand plastic looking cookie cutter restorations.

    I will walk by restored Rare high performance cars to look at an unrestored 1922 Oldsmobile or nearly anything which is original.
     
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    Gosh, yeah. I spent a ton on mine the first, second, and third time. I am just pulling original parts out to send for refurbishment.
     
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    I agree with you about original cars. My problem is I drove the piss out of my Z28 in the early seventies and everything went to crap. I did a frame off but didn't do the bumpers or aluminum, I simply put aftermarket parts on to get it running.

    I am curious about the chrome comparison. And now I am worried I will get my bumpers back with something that looks awful compared to the original.

    I am intrigued about the enamel mix. I always thought the base/clear was way too bright compared to the enamel. How do you do it?
     
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    It is way to glossy after you add catalyst - looks like plastic to me.
    - Add 15% flattener to the catalyzed clear coat to take away the plastic look of the clear. Though with a non-metallic car I would shoot it in single stage Chroma Premier (I am currently restoring a 69 L78 Pace Car and it will be in Chroma Premier single stage.)
    Most bumpers I see are buffed to the nth degree and when you buff metal you catch the edges on the wheel - removing the sharp edge, making it appear to me "soft".

    :eek: I never said anything about being UNDER budget... do you someone under budget on their project, I must find this elusive person.
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    I know James. I was speaking for myself.
     
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    Single-stage? One coat? Two? Buff it? How does one do SSCP?
     
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    With single stage I would still put 15% flattener in the final 2 coats so when cut and polished it looks "correct"
    Though if you cut and polish it you almost completely negate the flattener.

    SSCP is just a catalyzed single stage... NOT the SAME but similar to the old Centari.
     
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    I gave a reasoning then a remark was made. So that’s where it came from. Car probably won’t be judged anyway. At least not at a camaro function. Maybe MCACN show or the AACA. Too many know it all’s in the Camaro and Corvette worlds. FWTW I don’t know anything. People like That Mcnish McFlurry guy or what ever is name is have ruined the camaro shows
     
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    "How about because I ****ing want that way. Is that a valid answer. Until you pay for it. I don’t give a poo on your opinion"

    Nice guy. Love the response. Makes me feel all warm and cozy.
     

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