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New to the Forum and got a question or two

Hey guys,

I'm Justin, a entry level graphics designer in north Georgia. I just recently purchased my first personal project since helping some family restore a nova. Got a 1968 Convertible GTO (clone). Shes pretty solid.....only like two holes in the floor pans and rust in the typical fender well areas. Got pretty lucky on her. Pretty much running, only needing the carb and work on the braking system. But all in all needs a complete restore.

I'll be sure to post some pictures tomorrow as I'm stripping her to shreds, lol.

Anyway, the question I was wanting to ask is directed more to the paint area. I'm pretty far away from that step, but all I can envision is the paint from the GTO in the Punisher (I know, I'm a lamo. But I love the movie and it gives the Goat that nice aggressive feel.) It looks just like black primer, but I know that can let the car rust.

If anyone has some kind of an idea as to what route I need to take, please let me know. I'll post a picture of the punisher goat just to give an idea.


But all in all...I just wanted to say hello. And let everyone know that you'll see me often on here, lol.



Thanks in advance,

-Justin
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Hello and welcome...hopefully the paint people will chime in soon...
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Welcome to the forums.
Congrats on your purchase!
I would paint it any # of colors over that dull black! It just looks unfinished. IMO.
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Welcome to the forum, where in N. Ga. are you located? I'm in Canton.

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Welcome to the forum, buddy.
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys. I'm actually not too far from you there Mr. Canton, I'm in Blue Ridge.

Didn't really realize that there were so many pontiac guys left in Georgia until looking around on the forums, heh.
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I saw the Punisher many times. GREAT movie. I cringe every time I see the GTO totaled. Maybe a dull looking finish in black making sure you have adequate paint proectant? Personally for me, the higher the gloss the better.

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Hey Justin - Welcome to the Heard...
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Hey guys,

I'm Justin, a entry level graphics designer in north Georgia. I just recently purchased my first personal project since helping some family restore a nova. Got a 1968 Convertible GTO (clone). Shes pretty solid.....only like two holes in the floor pans and rust in the typical fender well areas. Got pretty lucky on her. Pretty much running, only needing the carb and work on the braking system. But all in all needs a complete restore.

I'll be sure to post some pictures tomorrow as I'm stripping her to shreds, lol.

Anyway, the question I was wanting to ask is directed more to the paint area. I'm pretty far away from that step, but all I can envision is the paint from the GTO in the Punisher (I know, I'm a lamo. But I love the movie and it gives the Goat that nice aggressive feel.) It looks just like black primer, but I know that can let the car rust.

If anyone has some kind of an idea as to what route I need to take, please let me know. I'll post a picture of the punisher goat just to give an idea.


But all in all...I just wanted to say hello. And let everyone know that you'll see me often on here, lol.



Thanks in advance,

-Justin
Justin, If you want the flat or low gloss look on your car several paint co.s now offer it in a prepackaged ready to spray system.
I know Dupont has a complete line of this called Hot hues or something like that. Its available in all different colors & was brought out for all the Rat rods that people are building & street rods that want that primer look but still want U.V protection & rust prohibitives.
Or any urethane base clear or paint can have a flatener agent mixed in to give you the degree of gloss you are looking for .
Just check with your local automotive paint store & I am sure they can help you.
Enjoy your car, Brent
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Might be way out in left field but have you looked at any of the "Denim" paints Harley Davidson is using on their newer bikes? Check out the Dyna Street Bobs at a Harley dealer and see what Black Denim looks like.
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