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I think maybe -- all the painting is DONE

I messed up a little and waited until -after- painting and buffing the car before painting the inside of the trunk. I was sweating bullets, worrying that somehow some over spray would escape and ruin my paint job. I masked off the whole car, stuffed rags in all the places I could find where paint might "get out" of the trunk, wrapped it in plastic sheeting bumper to bumper... then took a deep breath and did it. Whew!

Except for maybe a bracket or small part I might run into now and then, I think this means that all the painting is now done and I can get serious about assembling everything. I put the rear seat covers on this weekend too, and they turned out pretty good.

Still to go: front seats, carpet, door panels, steering wheel, console, shifter, headliner, all the glass, about half the stainless trim, tail lights, rear wiring harness, wheels and tires, rear bumper, exhaust tips, bleed the brakes.

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I sprayed splatter paint on my 70 before I got it painted, got dry splatter all over the car. After I got it painted, this time I just brushed on silver POR-15 on the whole trunk and left it. I want splatter, but don't want to go through what you did for the effect, looks real good.

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Looks great Bear, still have to do mine, it's on the list for early spring will probably do as you did Bear as i will also have a GTO hood that needs color and probably get the booth for a few hours. The warps from the sandblasting incident are coming back out in the hood after heat cycles, so much for two weeks of straightening. Ohh well, figured on getting GTO hood anyways, will re-spray both and have a spare.
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All looks good!!

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Looks great Bear, still have to do mine, it's on the list for early spring will probably do as you did Bear as i will also have a GTO hood that needs color and probably get the booth for a few hours. The warps from the sandblasting incident are coming back out in the hood after heat cycles, so much for two weeks of straightening. Ohh well, figured on getting GTO hood anyways, will re-spray both and have a spare.
I put a new GTO hood on my 70 and it didn't take any body work and was dead straight. I am trying to buy a new 66 hood, just cant' find one at the swap meets, already sold out by the time I get there, 4 times now. Hope it's as straight as my 70. I thought about hacking out the scoop on my hood and retro fitting onto a Lemans hood, but don't want the weld marks inside the hood. Hood is $429, but swap meet you don't pay the $149 shipping.

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Bear, That trunk looks great! JET, don't hack, wait! E



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First class all the way, Bear, just like everything else you've done so far!
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Thanks for the kind words guys --- they're very encouraging to this old f*rt

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Bear, That trunk looks great! JET, don't hack, wait! E
Been waiting 1.5 years and 4 shows, getting frustrating.. If I had uncle E bucks, it would already be in the garage, lol.. Body guy says he can fix my old GTO hood, may come to that..
Bear, I did mine originally and put a new mat in the trunk, but had a leak and put rust on the back of the mat. Then replaced the fill panel and stopped the leak, then POR 15. That splatter paint doesn't seal the trunk at all, very porous. Some people clear coat it for longevity.

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Looks very nice Bear! Quite the contrast with the slick black paint. Who's trunk paint did you use?

I did mine with Eastwood and used their diamond clearcoat to finish it and I was real happy with the outcome but now it's filled with 45 gallons of stainless steel fuel cell so you can't see any of it.

Oh well, mines not a grocery getter anyway.
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