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Restoration / Re: Door panel water shield questions ???
« on: October 31, 2017, 11:13:32 PM »
I just saw that Steve's Camaro's has black/tan shields. Also, this thread from 2010 never went anywhere:
Mylar is fine too. Are judges ripping off door panels to make sure the shields are correct? I guess they would if they want to inspect the factory deadening on the backside of the doorskins.  :)

Restoration / Re: Door panel water shield questions ???
« on: October 29, 2017, 05:54:41 PM »
Camaro Central has shields with correct black coated tan paper; not sure how accurately they are shaped.

Restoration / Re: Door panel water shield questions ???
« on: October 28, 2017, 11:10:21 PM »
If I have original parts that are tired, I often make my own replacements if it is easy, cost efficient, and the repros suck. I make my own dust shields and other parts, this is no different.

Restoration / Re: 67 rs pinstripe- z21?
« on: October 16, 2017, 11:33:21 AM »
I just clean with wax and grease remover and stripe, no scuffing. Look at all the freehand striping done; not possible to scuff prior to doing so and it adheres well. Edge bleeding is caused by not pushing down the tape. Depending on temperature and technique, the amount of reducer needed will vary.

Restoration / Re: 67 rs pinstripe- z21?
« on: October 14, 2017, 12:11:16 PM »
You may find a static charge on the car will suck the paint right off the brush. Just kill it by wiping with a clean damp rag, or a good glass cleaner like Sprayway. Finesse striping paint is fine. I just buy One Shot due to convenience. Use the F-6 like Mike said.

Restoration / Re: 67 rs pinstripe- z21?
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:33:39 PM »
The factory used a Beugler striping tool set against a magnetic strip affixed to the body. Often, you can see the wheel marks it leaves. I've been hand striping for decades and Finesse tape works well. I hand pull the ends. You'll have to do the same or carefully razor the center section to make a point. The point was not originally a razor point. One Shot dries slowly, House of Kolor urethane striping paint dries fast. If you wait until one stripe dries before taping the point for the next stripe, you can end up with a faint tapeline. Hand striping or the Beuglar does not leave tape lines when using One Shot or Chromatic and doing both stripes at once.

Maintenance / Re: 67 lower steering column.
« on: September 25, 2017, 11:27:53 AM »
Std or tilt? Both on on Jim's site:

Restoration / Re: British Green paint colour for my 1968 RS / SS
« on: September 24, 2017, 01:14:52 AM »
When you speak of wings it makes me think you are in the US. Paint mixing formulas should be available from a good paint store. If not there they would be here for sire. BUT it would help to know if it's base / clear, lacquer, enamel? Not all old colors translate to modern paints.
I'm in the business and a paint code translates to all paint types. Hence the WA number. "Wings" is not a US term. Many jobbers ( paint stores as you say), do not have a clue about old colors unless you provide them with a WA number or company code. And it still may not come up on the screen. Then you have to call the company library for a formula. The toners in old lacquers and enamels are not the same as modern toners; the paint companies reformulate them to match. And they may still have to be tinted and sprayouts done to achieve the match desired.

Restoration / Re: British Green paint colour for my 1968 RS / SS
« on: September 22, 2017, 07:15:12 PM »
British green is metallic. Paint code on Trim Tag is Z. MFG. paint codes here:

General Discussion / Re: Recommendations for Painting Metal Dash
« on: September 14, 2017, 11:42:46 AM »
I use SEM Texture Coating for dash tops and package surrounds, and purchase it by the quart. Then I topcoat it with various products I stock. Their aerosol will work but it is not easily controlled like gun spraying. PPG has a Matte Color Band Deck, and a Bus Color Deck from which gloss levels can be chosen. Products and spraying conditions affect gloss levels. Lacquer prices went through the roof a while ago; urethane and other products are more economical and outperform it. 9266 is nearly identical to SEM Satin Trim Black (30% gloss) and much cheaper than lacquer. Buy their new Euro Jet Trim Black which is blacker than the old Trim Black. Available in matte, satin and gloss. It is very easy to use, dries fast and provides and excellent finish. It is a 1K product just like lacquer so don't waste money on lacquer.

Some just use flat black and dry spray it to achieve the texture.

Gloss levels fall into ranges. Semi-gloss is glossier than satin. Many refer to satin as semi-gloss, which is incorrect.

General Discussion / Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« on: August 23, 2017, 12:36:53 AM »
I put kyb on my z and painted them grey. They seem ok
Which KYB? Gas-A-Just or stock replacement? Gas-A-Justs are like a steel rod, KYB stock replacements provide a smooth ride.

General Discussion / Re: 1967 Tach original vs reproduction
« on: August 11, 2017, 08:27:11 PM »
Repro tachs have green circuit board. Original's are brown, and the back is date stamped in black, among other things.

The loom is slathered all over the 'net just like everything else. Just do a search. HBC most likely commands more coin than all others.  NAPA offers a lot but they are the most expensive of all the jobbers with whom I have accounts. I rarely use them unless it is absolutely necessary.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro Over Heating issue
« on: July 22, 2017, 04:06:34 PM »
The last four "overheating" issues I diagnosed were not overheating problems at all. They were faulty sending units or gauges. Helps to have good spare gauges hanging around, or an IR gun.

General Discussion / Re: Interesting 68 on ebay
« on: July 13, 2017, 12:34:35 AM »
You know it can be tough to tell an original car from one that was nicely restored in the 80s.  Would need to see it in person. Nice car but I don't think it is completely untouched since new.
D91 outer stripe is too wide and back taping is clearly evident in trunk gutter and inner fender. Most areas appear solid.  I've had western cars that were nearly rot-free but have been repaired over the years. Even well kept vinyl top cars love to eat decklid filler panels (tulip). A very solid LOS 67 I did needed rear lower quarter patches due to the factory sealer used. They all rot contrary to popular belief.

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