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'69 Chevelle 300 Deluxe

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Ahhh, the joys of a build-thread. Now you all have a front-row seat to my screw up! :angry:

I need some help here fellas. I was unaware that the Metalizer base would only be used for candy paints and metallics...that sorta thing. Not 1970 Ford Grabber Yellow. So now, I need to figure out how to go about this. Should I just scuff up the Metalizer, apply white primer over it and then go to yellow? What grit should I use? Should I use steps and work up in grits? Please Please Please don't tell me that the metalizer has to come off cuz I already sprayed some pieces for my '40 Ford Pickup also. Stuff like the steel wheels and the engine block (stuff that I wouldn't be able to sand). And from what I understand, if I try to strip this back off with brake fluid or a trip to the purple pond, the metalizer will actually laugh at you!! It wont come off.

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Ahhh, the joys of a build-thread. Now you all have a front-row seat to my screw up! :angry:

I need some help here fellas. I was unaware that the Metalizer base would only be used for candy paints and metallics...that sorta thing. Not 1970 Ford Grabber Yellow. So now, I need to figure out how to go about this. Should I just scuff up the Metalizer, apply white primer over it and then go to yellow? What grit should I use? Should I use steps and work up in grits? Please Please Please don't tell me that the metalizer has to come off cuz I already sprayed some pieces for my '40 Ford Pickup also. Stuff like the steel wheels and the engine block (stuff that I wouldn't be able to sand). And from what I understand, if I try to strip this back off with brake fluid or a trip to the purple pond, the metalizer will actually laugh at you!! It wont come off.

You should be able to spray primer right over it, but I would do a spoon test just to be sure.

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Shot some color on her this morning........ :lol:

Still have to shoot the black and clearcoat but I'm pretty happy right now.

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Photo0369.jpgP1020607.jpgP1020614.jpgP1020613.jpgP1020785.jpg mine has the correct seats with white strips and no malibu molding Edited by MrScatPak

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G,

Wondered what happened to this since our last discussion . Looking good thus far ! Keep at it !

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I missed the last few posts of this. This is coming out nicely Greg. Any updates?

Charlie Larkin

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Good to see you have some paint on and it's looking like something your friend will be overjoyed over. Keep plugging. :D

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Got the black on this afternoon. I know I'm not building this one for myself but I gotta say that I'm not crazy about the black. My wife says it looks cool. What do you guys think? Not that it matters as this is how my friend wants it but.......

Just gotta foil and clearcoat.

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That looks good with just a little bit of black like that. That's sharp. There used to be a 70 Chevelle that ran around this area with a similar paint job. That was back in the early 90's if i remember right. I always thought it looked cool.

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Thought I'd pull this back out. I got some BMF'n done tonight and I'm hoping to have this all wrapped up nice and snug in a coupla coats of clear tomorrow if all goes well.

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i love everything about this model, color, engine, and the wheel and tire combo. would be a fun lil street car woooahhh!! what kit did that engine come out of btw?

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i love everything about this model, color, engine, and the wheel and tire combo. would be a fun lil street car woooahhh!! what kit did that engine come out of btw?

It came out of AMT's '34 Ford Coupe. And thank you. :)

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Got 'er cleared this morning. I'm going to let it sit for a week or so and then give her a nice rub-down. I'm pretty excited to be at this step. It's getting closer!! I also got my taillights finished up. I'm also happy with how this has turned out. It's a huge improvement over the kit-supplied set if you ask me. I still have to get rid of the "1969" license plate and put on copies of his exact plates.

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