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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-03-2011, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Random paint work projects I've done

I've spent the last 2 years when i have time from collission work to do this camaro for a friend, still am not completely finished but close.
all the body work and new panels like the door skin on the passenger side and the rockers etc... all of it i have done.
I primed the car and blocked it completely down with 180 grit, fixed any waves or dings i may have missed. I primed it again 2 caots, blocked it with 180 grit again untill i had metal and body filler showing pretty much all over, telling me if it was straight or not. I primed it a 3rd time with slightly overreduced primer 3coats and laid it out slick a clearcoat, this time i guide coated it and wetsanded it with 320 on a hard block, and went back with 500 grit wet on a soft block, as i did not want to seal the car, because sealer will add un wanted orange peal. and this had enough milage of primer on it making it un-nessicary.
this is a true 3 stage paint. I laid my Black base, then red diamond pearl in a clear basecoat binder. If you ever paint you'll know just how hard it is to lay any paerl over black in a 3 step process without turning it the color pearl you chose.
He wanted the car to stay black untill street lights or the sun hit it, so this is what i came up with he loves it so do I. (give me your imput.) ohh in these photos i hadn't color sanded and buffed the car yet. i used ppg's new shopline high solid clear on this just to give it a shot, i also used the slowest hardener they had as i sprayed it in the summer. verry touchy stuff but i love how it really sucks into the car, lays out nice. ....although now it is and for the most part re-essembled and buffed.


my masking job in the garmat downdraft booth, I have already cut in all the jams as spraying this is actually harder than doing some of my candy jobs, because if you don't put enough pearl, it will be blotchy, if i put to much it will turn completely red..

these are after the black base is laid.

meeeeeee verry tired..... shoulder hurts.

First coat of claer has been laid


this fender gab was horrible because the new skin wasn't long enough,, so i had to weld 2 inches onto the fender and straighten it out to make the gap look this good.


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the beutiful car outside.

be sure and notice how nice the lines are. these cars did not come from the factory looking this good, and it takes alot of work to do so.







awsome shot!
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now making all the other pieces match... theirs alot...






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a little update on the car here for ya.
gotta love these shop lights, they are designed so to help us see all the flaws, i'll get some outdoor finished photos when it's 100% done.






edit: i forgot to mention i talked him into letting us not put the ugly upper rain guards around the windows back on, also painted the chrome door handels, blacked out his taillights, he let me paint all his window moldings that were chrome black with flat clear. i added more diamond red pearl to the side vents and hood scoop, we will be tinting his windows with 20% new fresh black tint. we still need to undercoat his rear inner fenders, put a fresh windshield in. all new door panels and dash cover, also had to paint upper dash panel because it was metal /flat black of corse. i also blacked out his front blinkers as you can see them near his front lip.
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You do nice work. That car is beautifull. Thats the first car I bought for my oldest daughter
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Nice work!! What year is that camaro? My bro is starting on a '81 Z/28.

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the above car owner also own this harley he's had me do on the side.
I had to grind down and shave the old emblem spots and go back with flames to match his fenders, he wanted more flames and a design similar to what i have done, he seen the finish product today and was so happy he told me it was batter than what he'd imagined. And he is picckier than i am.
I'm sure you can tell whats with flash and what isn't.









i also added a skull to his front fender i forgot to take photos of
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well got her 100% finished, now he wants his helmet to match, lol, it never ends.
my 68 is in the background, so is the nova we did, you may noticed this time we went back and shaved his side front and rear lights, he has to much money.









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Hey Brandon!

This is Wherm from cb7tuner. Welcome to the site, and look forward to seeing more from you on here as well.


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that's a great color they have on the Camaro....

Looks like you do great work with the color-sanding and buffing too!

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This is Wherm from cb7tuner. Welcome to the site, and look forward to seeing more from you on here as well.


awsome, i felt so alone, even though everyone has been so welcoming.
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that's a great color they have on the Camaro....

Looks like you do great work with the color-sanding and buffing too!

yes indeed, I don't care how good of a painter you are, it's never as good as a cut and buff in the right hands,
I definately take pride in all my work.
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Damn nice!!!!

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hard work,produced beautiful results---hope the shop is yours, your work is excellant
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You should put up pics of the ATV you painted

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ohh yeah, hope this is enough photos

our new body man had asked me to camo his 4 wheeler and i said no prob, he gave me free raign and this is what i came up with.








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john is on the left this is his , i painted for him

with a flash so you can see the depth of the 22 layers of paint and candies




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well added a lil, apparently he wasn't in as big a rush as i thought, he decided he wanted me to put a logo on it, so i did.
he we are.

Flash


no flash


th logo goes from extreme gold to extreme green in person




well it's pretty much completed, a few pics have my son sitting on it, everyone who's seen it in our shop in person loves it, so I'm happy with the outcome.

enjoy.

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