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Old 08-03-2001, 11:12 AM
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I paint the vette this week it took me about a month to sand the car smooth and shoot it. What do you think? :chevy
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Old 08-03-2001, 11:15 AM
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Smokin!
Makes me feel better about painting my own car :D

So did you paint it all together, or did you have the hood, doors etc off?

We need more pictures tho! :cheers: :jester :troll :chevy
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Old 08-03-2001, 11:23 AM
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Old 08-03-2001, 11:24 AM
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Man, that looks awesome. After being quoted $4-5,000 and 4-5 months yesterday for a paint job, yours gives me the itch to respray mine. Beautiful job.
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Old 08-03-2001, 11:25 AM
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Looks good.
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Old 08-03-2001, 11:25 AM
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Here is a before picture
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Old 08-03-2001, 11:27 AM
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Did U mean to paint the Exhaust Pipes......looks kinda cool :D
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Old 08-03-2001, 11:32 AM
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No I didnt mean to paint the pipes they have since been painted flat black


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Old 08-03-2001, 11:34 AM
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nice

to bad I have a blue interior if I didnt I would paint it red

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Old 08-03-2001, 11:37 AM
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That looks great!
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Old 08-03-2001, 11:39 AM
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Hmm, only red X's to me. :confused:
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Old 08-03-2001, 11:39 AM
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Cool... In that side view picture, Did you use the can and brush that are on the step ladder, or did you use the spray cans that are on the table in the right side of the pic? ... That's a joke man... Great Job! Really looks good.
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Old 08-03-2001, 11:40 AM
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Nice job, you practice on something else before tackling the vette? Awesome color
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Old 08-03-2001, 11:44 AM
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I had never painted anything B4 this except the freezer in the background on one of the pictures I have posted


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Old 08-03-2001, 11:58 AM
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Wow! that looks like it came out really good! Great job!
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Old 08-03-2001, 12:11 PM
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Thanks Everyone

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Old 08-03-2001, 12:38 PM
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Been there, done that, and I bet you feel just as proud as I did. Excellent job. :cheers:
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Old 08-03-2001, 12:59 PM
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Very pretty... :yesnod: :D
You did a great job! :cheers:

Question: Did you gel coat it?
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Old 08-03-2001, 01:05 PM
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I believe gel-coat is the material that is put in the fiberglass forms when the body panels are molded. I do not think anyone "gel-coats" the fiberglass before painting.
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Old 08-03-2001, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: I painted my car !!!!! (Rhys)

Hate to disagree,:smash: but I have been told by more than one person that it is a very good idea to have a vette "gel-coated" when painting to keep the cracks and webbing from reoccuring. And one of those people is someone that paints and restores corvettes here where I live. ;)
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