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PostSubject: Paint Prep (Very Early Stages)   Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:52 pm















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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:55 pm

Those wheels are very nice,what color are you painting the riv?
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:56 pm

Thanks for the compliment. We are going back with the original factory color (Dk. Cherry)
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:57 pm

I'm sure she will be very SHINNY when finished!!! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:00 pm

I've really considered a matte clear-coat like you have. scratch Whatcha think ?
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:04 pm

I would say go high gloss,stands out more dark cherry would look great?
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:07 pm

I suppose...but I'm not BSing you...I really like the matte finish on your car and I think it accentuates the chrome.
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:13 pm

Thanks,i like the looks too,my other option was to strip, the chrome and go all blue and black, high gloss.Went more original!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:20 pm

Question, James... Is the maintenance of the matte finish difficult to maintain and does it require anything special ?
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:23 pm

No, i think it looks cleaner longer than gloss.Also hides alittle more flaws!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:31 pm

Thats a surprise Dave, the car looks great in your sig, why the new paint job?
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:41 pm

Well, quite frankly, pictures tend to hide some flaws. The car was in beautiful shape (A garaged AZ car) and the original paint was still quite shiny, but it had several small knicks and dings. Most of them came from stuff falling on it in the old fellas garage. A garage door spring had broken and scratched the hood. Stuff like that. Since I am planning to show this car, I decided to go all the way and make it really slick. It will not be a daily driver.
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Thats a surprise Dave, the car looks great in your sig, why the new paint job?
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:44 pm

Well, its gonna looks awesome, when you're done. I had the bottom half painted four years ago and this color looks fantastic when its shiny. Can you take some pics of the process?
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:46 pm

Slick mist im sure will be a great friend to you as me!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:50 pm

BMD: I'll be posting pics weekly as work progresses. What is your opinion of painting the rockers same color as rest of the car ?
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:57 pm

Hmmmm, thats a tough one. I am a keep stock kinda' guy, but I have seen that done and it looks awesome. I guess it comes down to personal choice. Vicariously speaking, I would like to see 'ya do it so I can see what it looks like in our color. wink
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:59 pm

Well, I think I will do that.

Like you, I'm basically a stock kinda guy, but I like the rod/custom look and tend to do a few easily reversible mods when I do a car.
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:59 pm

Hey Dave, love those rims. Your car looks great. I love the way these cars look with the rockers painted. Check out my showroom pics and let me know what you think.
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:52 pm

looks great buddy! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:42 am

man i gotta see that Riv in a new cherry metallic.Goodluck.
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:09 am

bigdave wrote:
Hey Dave, love those rims. Your car looks great. I love the way these cars look with the rockers painted. Check out my showroom pics and let me know what you think.

hi Dave: I really like the way you've tricked your Riv and I have decided to paint my rockers also. Have you lowered your car yet ? I'm thinking about a 1" drop.
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:19 am

Haven't lowered it yet. I'm putting a tranny in it this week. If that goes well I will lower it soon. When you prep your rockers make sure to use a good primer specifically for raw urethane parts. I used USC (Urethane Supply Company) primer and mine look perfect even through a Buffalo winter. So in your climate you should have no problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:58 am

Thanks for the good advice. Will do ... thumbsup
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PostSubject: Dave's Paint Project UPDATE   Mon May 16, 2011 9:34 pm

Well...we're getting close to having this puppy finished. Still some color sanding and buffing to do, but it's getting there...



WHEW !!! Clean those wheel wells & paint those brake calipers.







Dirty Interior...YUCK !!!





It's not leaking...just installed new thermostat. Still have to paint lower valance.



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PostSubject: Re: Featured Ride   Mon May 16, 2011 9:45 pm

Is that a Sherwood Dash kit in brushed aluminum?
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