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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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69 Impala and new to paint and body...

Hi all,

I inherited a 69 Impala. It is super clean everywhere but the paint. It was in a garage for 15 years and someone thought they could paint it and failed badly. I work on anything else on the car, but have never done any paint or body work. So I have my work cut out for me....
See ya in the paint and body forum...
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-25-2010, 09:52 AM
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Welcome Jason, I'm not much for bodywork either. But I've seem many a nice home made paint job.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-25-2010, 11:00 AM
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Welcome to the Team Jason!

I too am a fair mechanic (more of an engine builder now as that is all I will tackle now at my age), but I have tried paint back in the day when a Bink's spray gun was all you needed (no moon suits or an air tight paint both with Heppa filters and fresh air feed). So who knows that might have been some of my quality workmanship you are complaining about if the car came from Florida (I did paint one 1969 Impala Forest green poly once with similar results).

Body work is harder than it looks. And by hard it is not complicated just extremely labor intensive. If you think you are done and ready to shoot paint a professional would along and tell you that you are only half way done with the first of three passes over the car. Painting and body work are way more work that I am willing to invest for the effort (you usually have to hold a gun to my head to wash and wax one of my cars).

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 10:40 PM
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Welcome fellow 69'r.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2010, 10:03 PM
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Welcome...don't feel bad about the paint issue...tackling it yourself seems to grab the brain of a man, with the current price of a "cheap paint job". I stripped mine myself and saved a lot of moolah, then handed it over to the pro's.

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