The 1989 Corvette convertible restoration thread

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  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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    • Concrete Helmet

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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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      • LagoonGator68

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        Pics
         
      • 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:
         
      • oxrageous

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        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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      • LagoonGator68

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

        and who's shooting this stuff?
         
      • oxrageous

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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?
           
        • LagoonGator68

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          Is that really a vacuum cleaner spray gun? :facepalm:
           
        • 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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