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Post by driveit on Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:11 pm

That's a really nice looking paint job from the pic.  Come down to Ky and paint mine now.

I've got to replace the quarter and patch the other first.
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Post by magic marouke on Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:42 pm

Thanks . All that's left now us to color sand it twice . Once with 1200 then 1500 . " argh will the sanding ever end?" . Also I think the transmission leak I had has stopped , changed over the speedometer fitting in the tranny so fingers crossed it won't have a little accident on my garage floor .
I'm really pleased with the color . Thought it was going to be a tad lighter looking at it in the can but glad it wasn't Very Happy 
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Post by 1973montec on Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:20 am

lookn good
 
now we know your MAGIC Very Happy


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Post by 1973montec on Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:28 am

magic marouke wrote:
driveit wrote:?  I am taking back the street cred now!
Sad 
 
chris and i found this 77 monte a year ago in a storage lot.the counter lady said the man has been paying storage for almost 10 years.
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Post by dynchel on Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:10 am

1973montec wrote:
magic marouke wrote:
driveit wrote:?  I am taking back the street cred now!
Sad 
 
chris and i found this 77 monte a year ago in a storage lot.the counter lady said the man has been paying storage for almost 10 years.
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That will buff right out.Laughing 
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Post by magic marouke on Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:22 pm

Dang , ten years !! Who does that. ? He must have easily payed over what the car is worth
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:47 pm

Around here, outdoor storage is at least $75-$100/mo. Multiplied by 10 yrs...yeah, I'd say he's over-payed for this! Hate to say it, but there doesn't appear to be much left as a foundation to work with.
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Post by magic marouke on Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:19 pm

Such a shame how this happens . Anyway I'm off down to Vernon TX to the car show so a few hours off from color sanding boo hoo !
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Post by magic marouke on Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:02 pm

Here are a few pics of the car outside in the sun so you can get a better idea of the color. The left side is sanded in 1200 . Had to turn it round to get it in the garage to do the right side . So I'm about a quarter way done with the color sanding
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:21 pm

I've always liked that color, I have my living room painted that color. JB
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Post by 77mali on Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:10 pm

Nice. Are you sanding color or clearcoat?
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Post by magic marouke on Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:05 pm

Thanks guys . Mali I'm sanding the clear coat , it goes on straight after the paint . There's two coats of clear but I still have to be real careful not to burn through when sanding
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:02 am

holy Turd 
 
you did that quik.
 
great job
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Post by magic marouke on Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:01 am

1973 454 MONTE wrote:holy Turd 
 
you did that quik.
 
great job
I've been working on it most days after work and weekends for the last few weeks . I used to do this kind of work for a job so that helped .
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Post by 77mali on Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:18 am

Just curious- How many color coats did you end up using & what brand-name? I'm looking for a good quality material for color. Thanks.
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Post by magic marouke on Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:42 am

77mali wrote:Just curious- How many color coats did you end up using & what brand-name?  I'm looking for a good quality material for color.  Thanks.
I bought a gallon of paint at first then two more quarts just in case we ran out half way through shooting it . Used all but a small amount on the car . Kept a little back for the rear filler panel I haven't got yet and for any touch ups .
Can't remember the paint brand but we've got paint from napa for years with no problems and are helpful I'm finding the color you want . Mine is a factory color so was fairly easy to get right .
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Post by dynchel on Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:45 am

Martin Seymour is the brand most Napa stores carry.
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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:56 am

Huge difference between the before and after shots in a short amount of time. Excellent work!
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Post by 77mali on Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:02 pm

Thanks for the info fellas.
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Post by magic marouke on Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:27 pm

thatfnthing wrote:Huge difference between the before and after shots in a short amount of time.  Excellent work!
Once I'd made the decision to paint it there was no stopping me . No way was my car going to be one of those cars that sat in a paint shop for months and years like where I used to work . I want to get mine done and drive the Turd out of it
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Post by magic marouke on Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:29 pm

dynchel wrote:Martin Seymour is the brand most Napa stores carry.
I just made sure I had a good quality rust inhibitor primer on that metal . A gallon of Z chrome was $200
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Post by Pontichev327 on Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:58 pm

Dang that looks Great!! Like the others said, it's amazing how fast you got it done. Great Job!! It looks really close to the Carmel Beige that my 75 Grand Am is painted, Cool!!.......My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver  - Page 5 <a href=My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver  - Page 5 Grand_10" />
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Post by magic marouke on Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:13 pm

Pontichev327 wrote:Dang that looks Great!! Like the others said, it's amazing how fast you got it done. Great Job!! It looks really close to the Carmel Beige that my 75 Grand Am is painted, Cool!!.......My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver  - Page 5 <a href=My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver  - Page 5 Grand_10" />
Hey yea that is a nice color on that car . Like i said before I was blessed with a very straight body to start with . The first pics make the car look really rough but it was all just surface rust . There was no rust holes at all so this gave us a really good head start
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Post by Pontichev327 on Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:20 pm

Didja get the flies out? LOL:P 
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Post by magic marouke on Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:56 am

Pontichev327 wrote:Didja get the flies out? LOL:P 
Kinda sorta . They are real small luckily and both on the back of the hood . Not going to worry about them to much . It's way to much time and work to mask the whole car off and shoot the hood again
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