The 1989 Corvette convertible restoration thread

Discussion in 'Home, Auto, and Computer Tech' started by oxrageous, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Concrete Helmet

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    Sadly I see no power adders.....smh
     
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    Would like to get the car running well first. I've got a 2008 if I want to go blow people away.
     
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    Check the timing.
     
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    The engine is running fine. Just had to clean up the suspension. Still need some exhaust work, too.
     
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    F'n with ya man....good work as usual.
     
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    This color is the current leader in the clubhouse:

     
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    :uhoh:
     
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    I think GM had a similar color a few years back called Canyon Mist or something like that. Was pretty sharp IMO.
    Edit: Wow I thought that was paint....looks decent anyway.
     
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    I dipped it.
     
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    Pics
     
  12. LagoonGator68

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    I guess you have no pics yet...did you use the burnt copper color?
     
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    Maybe. :suspect:
     
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    [​IMG]

    Bodywork first, then it was time to mask everything off.

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    Then the car gets 5 coats of a black base.

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    Then it's time to mix the clear topcoat with the burnt copper pearls.

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    Sweet...what happened then?.......

    and who's shooting this stuff?
     
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    Who's shooting it? Uh, me? :crazy:

    I'll get some decent pictures up of the finished product this weekend.
     
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    whatd all that dip cost you?
     
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    Is that really a vacuum cleaner spray gun? :facepalm:
     
  19. Swamp Donkey

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    You aren't going to run that through a real gun would you? Even a primer gun.

    Besides, Dipyourcar.com doesn't call that a vacuum cleaner spray gun, they call it a "turbine". :lmao2:

    I find those cheapies to be pretty useful for small job.
     
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