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Post by 73CopperMonte on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:22 pm

Corvette Metallic Yellow will be the color. Bought a 1/2 pint of Dupont Chromabase.

Test spray just base, no clear coat:

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Post by 73CopperMonte on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:27 pm

A couple coats of rattle can clear on it. Will do a few more test sprays and adjust pressure to get the color darker.

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Post by Joe73 on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:36 pm

I just did the same thing with 3 different mixes of bright blue metallic. Thats a nice yellow, a hint darker would be good.
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Post by 73CopperMonte on Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:01 pm

Joe73 wrote:I just did the same thing with 3 different mixes of bright blue metallic.  Thats a nice yellow, a hint darker would be good.  

Joe, did you have the paint mixed darker or adjust the color by pressure and temp? I think if the temp is cooler and spraying pressure lower the metallic settles lower in the paint making it look darker.

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Post by Joe73 on Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:01 am

I had the paint adjusted. Reason being its a metallic. I want to set the gun to the conditions of paint day so the metallics lay flat and everything flows out. For me its just one less thing to worry about.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:52 pm

73CopperMonte wrote:Corvette Metallic Yellow will be the color. Bought a 1/2 pint of Dupont Chromabase.

Test spray just base, no clear coat:

Cool ... looks GOOD!!!!


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Post by tropdeprojet on Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:56 am

Wow nice project, i like!
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Post by Joe73 on Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:05 pm

73coppermonte, (9) confirmed cars at Pebble Beach with SPI products on them. Plus four more that were not confirmed yet. Good stuff.

http://www.spiuserforum.com/forum/spi-company-products-updates/75643-pebble-beach-2015
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Post by 73CopperMonte on Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:44 pm

Joe73 wrote:73coppermonte, (9) confirmed cars at Pebble Beach with SPI products on them.  Plus four more that were not confirmed yet.  Good stuff.

http://www.spiuserforum.com/forum/spi-company-products-updates/75643-pebble-beach-2015

Thanks for the link/info Joe!

I cant wait to get the color and clear on the Monte.

SPI has great products, fast shipping and the best customer support.  Just ordered today, 2 gallons of gray epoxy, and a gallon of wax & grease remover.  

Called them a couple weeks ago about what to put under my base coat and got a lot of good information.

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Post by 73CopperMonte on Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:19 pm

Wish I could buy this, $6k on Milwaukee Craigslist.


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Post by 73CopperMonte on Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:48 pm



Still working on making the Monte straight.

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Post by 73CopperMonte on Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:50 pm

Hood is not latched. Working to get all gaps even.


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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:57 am

Progress is always slower than you want, but it's coming along. Keep at it!
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Post by 73CopperMonte on Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:03 am

Moving along


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Post by 73CopperMonte on Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:06 am

Tony filled in my bumper jack slots to clean up the front and rear bumpers.


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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:36 am

That's some nice work!
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Post by ant7377 on Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:25 pm

Man,thats going to be one nice car. Keep posting pictures,more details.
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Post by 73CopperMonte on Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:23 pm

Thanks, you guys will notice all the little details and panel fit/finish. Most people will never notice that the car has much better panel fit than original.


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Post by 73CopperMonte on Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:29 pm

Raptor liner in wheelhouse.

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Post by 73CopperMonte on Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:35 pm

Its come a long way since this, July 2013:

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Post by 73CopperMonte on Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:40 pm

All Metal was used to get the front corners to match the fenders. The fit was horrible from the factory.

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Post by 73CopperMonte on Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:52 pm

Front bumper:


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Post by thatfnthing on Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:28 am

73CopperMonte wrote:All Metal was used to get the front corners to match the fenders. The fit was horrible from the factory.

I love All-Metal.  Feathers great, tough as nails, impervious to water, and never shrinks, cracks or gets pinholes.  It's expensive and a bear to sand, though. Smile

I used it to fill in all my seams 30 years ago and it still looks great.  The Monte looks much sleeker that way.  The downside is I can't take the body apart without breaking it.

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