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Message 807053 - Posted: 11 Sep 2008, 18:28:58 UTC - in response to Message 806931.  

I would go for a dark burnt orange metallic......with some black accents, like some pinstripes....

Many years ago, I had a '72 Buick Skylark that I did in a '60s Corvette orange, and when they mixed it up at the paint shop, I had them throw an extra shot of the gold flake into it......

I did it with old fashioned lacquer......none of the newfangled urethane and such that they are using nowadays.....

Primer.....a couple of thin coats....wet sand by hand.....a couple of coats of orange, hand wetsand....a couple of more coats of orange...hand wetsand again...lay the pinstripe out on the fenders....paint the pinstripe.....peel the masking tape off......more hand wetsanding........top with clear lacquer.....more hand wetsanding.....a couple more coats of clear.......

Let harden and buff...........simple, right? Hey, I was kid then, and had nothing but time.

It took about a month.......but the result was quite striking.......


You wouldn't happen to have any pics of that Buick??

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Message 807300 - Posted: 12 Sep 2008, 7:14:45 UTC - in response to Message 807053.  
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I would go for a dark burnt orange metallic......with some black accents, like some pinstripes....

Many years ago, I had a '72 Buick Skylark that I did in a '60s Corvette orange, and when they mixed it up at the paint shop, I had them throw an extra shot of the gold flake into it......

I did it with old fashioned lacquer......none of the newfangled urethane and such that they are using nowadays.....

Primer.....a couple of thin coats....wet sand by hand.....a couple of coats of orange, hand wetsand....a couple of more coats of orange...hand wetsand again...lay the pinstripe out on the fenders....paint the pinstripe.....peel the masking tape off......more hand wetsanding........top with clear lacquer.....more hand wetsanding.....a couple more coats of clear.......

Let harden and buff...........simple, right? Hey, I was kid then, and had nothing but time.

It took about a month.......but the result was quite striking.......


You wouldn't happen to have any pics of that Buick??

Oh, I wish.......I think I have an old B&W photo somewhere.......but of course, that was loooooooooong before digital cams.........and I don't have a scanner at present....even if I had that old photo at my fingertips............

It actually looked great in black and white........the contrast was very good.

You'll just have to trust me........after a month of sanding and misting with lacquer, the results were very good.......

But you have to devote a lot of time and effort to it.........
But not sure if SGIC wants to spend that much time on it.
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Message 807528 - Posted: 12 Sep 2008, 19:46:57 UTC

here are the specs for the car

JH motor 95 hp 105 ftlb torque, 120hp with all mods attached
audi oversize throttle body
oversized exhaust
camshaft is approximately 276 degree lift (very lumpy solid lifter)
new timing belt
rear side marker shaved
rear quarter panels replaced
all fenders rolled for tight wide wheels
snowflake wheels
short shift kit
close ratio 4k transmission
K&N air filter
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Message 807763 - Posted: 13 Sep 2008, 14:12:46 UTC - in response to Message 807300.  

Oh, I wish.......I think I have an old B&W photo somewhere.......but of course, that was loooooooooong before digital cams.........and I don't have a scanner at present....even if I had that old photo at my fingertips............

Who says you need a scanner? Digital cameras can take fine pictures of printed pictures too I'd guess.

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Message 807964 - Posted: 14 Sep 2008, 4:26:43 UTC

It's white right now ... add some cow spots to it. Cow cars are very nice and udderly classy.
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Message 808087 - Posted: 14 Sep 2008, 15:47:21 UTC - in response to Message 807964.  

It's white right now ... add some cow spots to it. Cow cars are very nice and udderly classy.



I bet it will be A MOOOOVING experience to say the least!!
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Message 808392 - Posted: 15 Sep 2008, 5:21:05 UTC - in response to Message 806710.  

Fire Engine Red

... or as I like to call it "Peace Officer High-Visibility Red."

Paint it the same color as asphalt, you'll get fewer tickets.
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Message 808396 - Posted: 15 Sep 2008, 5:35:20 UTC - in response to Message 808392.  

Fire Engine Red

... or as I like to call it "Peace Officer High-Visibility Red."

Paint it the same color as asphalt, you'll get fewer tickets.

Hmmm.....it wasn't my asphalt, officer....
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Message 808403 - Posted: 15 Sep 2008, 5:45:30 UTC - in response to Message 808396.  

Fire Engine Red

... or as I like to call it "Peace Officer High-Visibility Red."

Paint it the same color as asphalt, you'll get fewer tickets.

Hmmm.....it wasn't my asphalt, officer....



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Message 808408 - Posted: 15 Sep 2008, 5:48:53 UTC - in response to Message 808403.  

Fire Engine Red

... or as I like to call it "Peace Officer High-Visibility Red."

Paint it the same color as asphalt, you'll get fewer tickets.

Hmmm.....it wasn't my asphalt, officer....



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Message 808409 - Posted: 15 Sep 2008, 5:50:09 UTC - in response to Message 808408.  

Fire Engine Red

... or as I like to call it "Peace Officer High-Visibility Red."

Paint it the same color as asphalt, you'll get fewer tickets.

Hmmm.....it wasn't my asphalt, officer....



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Message 808515 - Posted: 15 Sep 2008, 12:56:11 UTC - in response to Message 808392.  

Fire Engine Red

... or as I like to call it "Peace Officer High-Visibility Red."

Paint it the same color as asphalt, you'll get fewer tickets.

Black looks good for this one, for example---->

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Message 808921 - Posted: 16 Sep 2008, 23:34:05 UTC

hey everyone
Just thought i would ask your guys/gals opinions on this. Would you rather see a stock bumper on it (current one), European bumper or no bumpers at all
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Message 808957 - Posted: 17 Sep 2008, 1:34:31 UTC

Stock is best.




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Message 808965 - Posted: 17 Sep 2008, 1:49:32 UTC - in response to Message 808921.  

hey everyone
Just thought i would ask your guys/gals opinions on this. Would you rather see a stock bumper on it (current one), European bumper or no bumpers at all


Euro bumpers because they streamline the car and with the right ones they don't look just hung on like the stockers. Match them to your paint job too.
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Message 808969 - Posted: 17 Sep 2008, 1:52:59 UTC - in response to Message 808921.  

hey everyone
Just thought i would ask your guys/gals opinions on this. Would you rather see a stock bumper on it (current one), European bumper or no bumpers at all


Depends...do you plan on blinging the wheels? Do you want to make it like a strret racer? If you want to keep the stock look, but have some power under the hood, that's allright. Real street sleepers are fun.
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Message 809637 - Posted: 19 Sep 2008, 0:49:29 UTC

These may help:





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Message 809714 - Posted: 19 Sep 2008, 4:32:46 UTC

Hey Pawly, good to see you.




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Message 809716 - Posted: 19 Sep 2008, 4:35:33 UTC - in response to Message 809637.  

These may help:





How about a shot in that dark burnt orange metallic I suggested....
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Message 809844 - Posted: 19 Sep 2008, 12:00:38 UTC

For msattler:
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And let's face it, What guy hasn't wanted to sup up their ride?


Hey there Stealth Eagle, Nice seein' you all as well!
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