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 Some of you know, I hauled my Chevelle all the way to Virginia last March 1 to have the interior re-painted the correct color and gloss. I had a whole "punch" list of other things for the guy to do too, if I had funding left after the paint. I brought the car home last July 11th in almost the same condition as when I dropped it off. He did, at the last minute, paint the interior what appears to be the right color, but in FULL gloss, no flattener was used. He didn't touch anything else of  the list over 4 months and that was double the 2 months he said he would have it all done in.

So the saga continues as I wait for summer, to paint it myself, or if a verifiable alternative comes up.

Anyway, a couple weeks ago, I brought it in the newly heated shop to install the door glass. It has been in the repro doors for nearly 3 YEARS now, waiting to transfer directly, rather than try to figure that puzzle out from pieces that had been sitting for that length of time. I wanted to sell the doors to get them out of the shed I am selling next summer. And I did sell them on craigslist...thumbsup

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I'd had these doors chemically stripped at Inthermo and the inside didn't get any paint, so I cleaned them well and sprayed them with undercoating to seal the metal and provide a little sound deadening.

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I started putting dabs of tape over the holes, to contain the undercoating and...... WHO KNEW there were this many holes in a door ???

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Anyway, I got them coated as best I could with a spray can thru the 2 large end holes.

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It looks better already !! Wish I was in a position to keep rolling with this car, but the Camaro needs the rest of the sheetmetal installed to be driveable, so that is the goal for the next few months. At least the Chevelle knows I still like it and it will rest peacefully in the new shed now.

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Mitch D.   River Falls, WI

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Good that you gave the 66 a little love and care. She will love you back. Don’t make her wait too long for the new pillar and dash paint.



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Mitch, try Rustoleum rattle can clear satin. Apply a couple coates, it will tone down the gloss. With the glass out now is the time to do it, drop the steering column, scuff it with 3M Scotch Bright, mask it off and apply a couple coats. Be sure to give it overnight to dry, the satin finish flattens as it drys.
I am in the process of repainting the Buick dash now, changing it from red to black.

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I talked to Jason at Maaco in Burnsville,  and they still do classic cars. He said a  very nice driver quality paint including 2K primer runs $6-8K. I'd recommend taking it there. 

 

It will turn out very nice, then you can drive it!



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Mitch, try Rustoleum rattle can clear satin. Apply a couple coates, it will tone down the gloss. With the glass out now is the time to do it, drop the steering column, scuff it with 3M Scotch Bright, mask it off and apply a couple coats. Be sure to give it overnight to dry, the satin finish flattens as it drys.
I am in the process of repainting the Buick dash now, changing it from red to black.


 Kevin, I would gladly do that but, sadly, the "scuff' job for the last attempt was with too course of sandpaper and I can see scratches ALL OVER in the paint. It needs to be sanded down to remove them first.banghead It just never seems to end with this car.



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I’ve had similar problems. Sometimes its one step forward two steps back.

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