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Hey fellas, I had my 69 GTO to a body and paint shop to get extensive body work done and then painted. I just got the car back a couple weeks ago and it looks fantastic and it should cuz it cost a mint. But today I was wandering around the garage and notice that the guy I had do the work did not cut out the side markers on the rear quarter panels. I am wondering now that there is paint on it is there a way to cut them out without damaging the paint or am I boned?
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oops....., guess it depends on how confident you feel with a die grinder. one slip could be disastrous. Are the 69's the ones that are in the shape of the GTO logo or the arrowhead?

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It has the GTO logo. I would say I'm not the most confident but I really want those side markers in there. Any particular bit that works best with the die grider? Should it be done really slowly or have water to keep it cooler?
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First off i would have someone trace the cutout and location from an original car. I would mask off all around the template, drill any holes first then drill the radius corners. Use a small cut off wheel and dremel/die grinder,would probably do it inn strokes first score it through the paint and work around, deeper with each stroke letting it cool before coming around to it again. Biggest thing i would worry about is the paint chipping. also when your done touch up the edges with paint so it doesnt rust.

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Maybe have your "body guy" come over and do it if he forgot and then it's on him if he screws up.

And.....pics of said freshly painted GTO or no more help for you! lol.
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Maybe have your "body guy" come over and do it if he forgot and then it's on him if he screws up.

And.....pics of said freshly painted GTO or no more help for you! lol.
- He blew it, he needs to fix it. I cut mine before paint, using an air cut-off disc tool. If you need locating measurements for where they go, holler.

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I agree with the above about both the pics and the body guy fixing it. I would check over the entire car first and hit him with a list of flub ups that you want him to fix.
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sorry just answered the question at hand....of course if you contracted for the work and he did not do what was contracted, it's his problem to fix, thats why they charge an arm and a leg and i did mine myself. I am assuming you are doing the trim since he did not call and say where do these GTO lights go? Was he aware that they needed to be cut in to the generic panels?

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Thanks for all the replies fellas. The chances of me getting him to fix it is slim to none, the shop is about 6 hours from where I live (very long sad story of how it got there) and it cost me a mint to get it home. Plus he probably wasn't aware of them needing to be there since as mentioned above I am putting everything back together, and classic vehicles are not his forte. I will post pics when I get home where my pics are next week.
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- He blew it, he needs to fix it. I cut mine before paint, using an air cut-off disc tool. If you need locating measurements for where they go, holler.

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I will probably take u up on your measurements offer
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