71 RS - abandoned 23 years

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  2. Chuck71RS

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    As of 12 May 2019, 4:45 pm, I finished the exterior spraying of my 1971 Camaro RS. A lot of problems along the way resulting in a lot of do overs but it now looks DARN good...!! Contamination is present but will be removed with 2000 grit then buffed, which will also remove orange peel. Will look even better.

    Reluctant to paint your own because you have never done so before? You can do it for I was nervous, heck even scared to do so for I had never picked up a spray gun before. But with a lot of help from this group, in the form of Xten, I did it. A lot of emails and phone calls without which I would not have been able to do this. Thanks Phil. Tremendous satisfaction and yes pride in the result

    Spraying direction was up from bottom to top, move right, top down to bottom, move right, repeat.
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    Readying Interior Parts for the new color: Will be close to the color or the new headliner material. Anxious excited to see the new color. 28 pieces total to spray

    Below group (+ RH kick panel) will first be sprayed with SEM High Build then SEM Texturizer. HB is to get a uniform surface for areas have worn off factory texturizer or I sanded off to remove damage.
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    Needed mesh on both sides along with Permatex Plastic Welder.
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    The ac vent turned upside down looks is a helmet from the middle ages

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    Will add padded arm rests and a similar padded part to the vertical concave surface. Will use gray vinyl sprayed with the new color. Doing this to dress up the panels

    Would not work but looked into fiberglassing the horizontal seam between the two rear panels. Would look better without the seam
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    Already primered
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    Door pulls cut from the lower door panel for use with the single piece 78 Legendary panels.

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    Front and back ends enclosed
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    Did not enclose the underside. Removed the 5 strengtheners then a piece of ABS plastic to cover the area
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    Looks really nice, you are an inspiration, for the rest of us , who are afraid to paint!!
     
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    Looks good chuck
     
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    Chuck looks great
     
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    Great job, Chuck! Looking forward to coming down in two weeks.
     
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    Chuck, it looks great and nice work on your interior! What are you using to redye your panels etc?
     

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