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thank you for the rear seat belt positions and the stacking configuration ....

nice original car ... I like seeing/looking original detailed cars over a restored ones usually ... mostly the interiors and engines..

even if there is discoloring ... age patina etc ..... survivor stuff is cooool to see and look at ....

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Kinda why I liked your parts car picts
its more of a nostalgic kind of cool not everybody will appreciate.
50+ yeas somebody could have changed things & it never happened.

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Quarter almost ready for primer.
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Ready for block sanding
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:42 AM
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Resto looks great!
I'm assuming you're going back to the original Solar Red when you do the paint. Curious to see what paint brand and how it turns out.

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Old 10-09-2019, 09:51 AM
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I can't wait till I get to that point.

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Are you using the 3M dry guidecoat or is that just some flat black rattle bomb?

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Old 10-09-2019, 06:34 PM
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Resto looks great!
I'm assuming you're going back to the original Solar Red when you do the paint. Curious to see what paint brand and how it turns out.
Thank you.
Starlight black is the factory color. Interior I guess is called regimental red.

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Old 10-09-2019, 06:35 PM
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Are you using the 3M dry guidecoat or is that just some flat black rattle bomb?
Iím having it painted but I can find out what that coat is.

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Thank you.
Starlight black is the factory color. Interior I guess is called regimental red.

GTO Starlight Black Paint code "A" is sourced as a Single-Stage using the Chrysler code "DX8" and Nason Ful-Thane Urethane 2k, -91 or -95. Gonna have my hood done (soon?)

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Iím having it painted but I can find out what that coat is.
I think Webfoot was just talking about your block sanding process. Usually a guide coat is sprayed or rubbed on to make low spots & sand scratches stand out. Decades ago I used to add black acrylic or urethane to my primer darken the last coat of primer. Worked pretty well & was easy to do.

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Old 10-10-2019, 08:39 PM
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Starlight black is the factory color. Interior I guess is called regimental red.
OH SNAP. I must have missed the Starlight Black part. Sorry about that.

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Old 10-12-2019, 12:09 PM
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Old 10-12-2019, 04:06 PM
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You are showing us pics of all the "easy" stuff ... how about door jambs, trunk lid bottom etc

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Old 10-13-2019, 11:29 AM
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Lol yeah I know but Iím not a body guy so I get excited about everything moving forward.

Door jambs and trunk lid were dustless blasted and etch primed but nothing else done on them them.

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Did I read on another thread that you are going to end up doing bc/cc with the Starlight? Was that your paint guys preference? Too late to go to single stage?

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My painterís preference. He plans to use general or valspar base I think. He plans to do 4-5 thin coats of clear.
I had a 68 camaro with corvette bronze color bc/cc and 69 camaro fathom green bc/cc. I loved both but Iíve never had a single stage done.

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I'm sure it will look great when it's done. But if you end up parked next to a single stage black car, you'll see how much deeper black it will be. I agree on the other colors, I would have done bc/cc as well.

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Iíd like to see a side by side black 68 in each. Iíve never actually see a black 68 in person anyway so Iím just off other black cars from the period. And honestly I donít even know if I was looking at single or bc cc.

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For me ... with black, the difference has always seemed to be that with single stage the black appears to be right on the surface. With BC/CC it's like the black is under a slightly foggy piece of glass.

TV designers have been struggling with producing good blacks for decades ... you even see them advertised with "super black" etc. The human eye seems to be very sensitive to black as a color ... as opposed to black as an absence of light.

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