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1  Site Comments / Discussion / Site Comments/Discussion / Re: Some pics in old threads not showing in IE, but do in Opera on: Today at 07:23:09 AM
Hi Kurt, Opera shows an empty picture frame in the last post which should be 'Chevelle Impala green tip dipstick.jpg'
When I try to open the pic via the link under the frame, it downloads a 94k file but windows pic viewer says it's corrupt.
I think it's a pic I uploaded to crg many moons ago - not to worry.
Cheers, Rob
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rally wheel color - the black primer on: December 18, 2014, 11:49:37 AM
Those are dated 3/67.
My bad - DF rims. I had 7" on the brain when I made the post.  Roll Eyes
Still, I think the amount of over spray onto the rim OD would be highly variable, only the over spray onto the rear of the rim would have any consistency to it.
3  Site Comments / Discussion / Site Comments/Discussion / Some pics in old threads not showing in IE, but do in Opera on: December 18, 2014, 04:42:23 AM
Hi, if I view this thread http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1547.0 in opera, all pics bar one [the last one - just an empty frame] are visible, but in IE 11, none show, not even empty frames.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rally wheel color - the black primer on: December 18, 2014, 04:15:17 AM
Wow, none of the K17's I have, have over spray on the inner tyre area like that.
I guess those are K18 or K19 rims [15"] and maybe had a different spray gun operator, who went a little higher over the rim edge with the gun.

Any pics of the rear side [and maybe front side] of those rims?

Cheers
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rally wheel color - the black primer on: December 17, 2014, 08:14:55 PM
Just missing the Argent silver over spray.

Do you mean in the back of the rim? It's not obvious, but there are over spray patches of argent, one in the pic at about 7:00 o'clock plus others out of shot with a light haze of argent over the whole back side.
Yes please, the more pics the better  Smiley
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Rally wheel color - the black primer on: December 17, 2014, 07:10:35 AM
Hi crew, sorry to raise yet another thread on this topic, of which there are numerous already, but I'm still puzzled about the black primer.
Other posts have mentioned that the flowcoat primer was semi-gloss which is something I would have expected anyway, but I've just picked a set of original K17 11 30 XG rims and the primer on the inside, under the tyre, looks quite glossy as per below pic.
The rim on the right is one of the set of 4, the one on the left is another rim I'm restoring which I've sprayed with some full gloss black lacquer onto the cleaned bare steel.
It's pretty hard to pick any difference in the gloss.




The rear does look flatter, but mainly because of the argent overspray which is heavy in patches where it scored a direct hit through the slots and lighter elsewhere from just settling out of the air.
Being enamel, it would have stayed wet in the air for some time [hate the stuff - gets on everything!]




Thoughts/comments appreciated as always.
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Standard Steel Wheel Color on: October 04, 2014, 01:05:01 PM
Just for the record, an original wheel from my 68 dated k1 7 11 30 xg showing the pooling black paint from the dipping/flood spray, inside the back and on the outside directly under. No gray.



8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: repainting '68 black N30 steering wheel shroud on: October 02, 2014, 12:12:27 AM
Thanks, I was thinking it was more flat than the dash.

Yeah sorry, the gloss terms are easily mixed up. That's what I was meaning but got my sheen order wrong.
This article gives the correct order [I think] http://www.san-antonio-painting.com/paint-sheens.php

Masking is one way, but the tight radius's might be tricky.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: repainting '68 black N30 steering wheel shroud on: October 01, 2014, 12:51:39 PM
I have N30 in a 68 as well. I doubt that they're chromed. It looks like plain zinc die cast all over including the highlights.
It does look like a semi gloss or flat black as compared to the dash which is more of a satin black.

Even the original paint did not adhere all that well. Maybe there's an etch primer for zinc or some other chemical surface treatment that will give better adhesion for the topcoat.
How these were sprayed originally, I'm not sure. Perhaps the whole face of the shroud was painted, then when dry the paint was lightly sanded from the highlights 
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Standard Steel Wheel Color on: September 26, 2014, 11:23:11 PM
Yes, the one on the right is definitely a respray as there's no hubcap or trim ring marks and it looks a tad too glossy.
I think whoever took the picture was demonstrating how their original 'argent with green tinge' rims looked as compared to one they had just resprayed.
The respray is also a fair bit darker/blacker and in fact does have a very subtle yellow cast as well. Photoshop does show the blue content as being consistently a few points lower than red and green.

It's debatable as to whether a neutral gray/silver can ever 'age' to a yellow cast, even that area under the hubcap has the same yellow cast.

My question was a bit sloppy, I should have asked 'is the rim on the left a typical example of what others refer to as 'argent with green tinge/hue'
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Standard Steel Wheel Color on: September 26, 2014, 12:36:40 PM
After much trolling of the net, I finally found this image.
The rim on the left has a slight yellow cast to it which is verified in photoshop with red and green [yellow] measuring near identical densities and blue a consistent 10 points lower [ 0 - 255 rgb scale ]
The rim on the right has near identical red, green and blue densities = gray.

Are these rims fair examples of the different hues?


12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Standard Steel Wheel Color on: September 24, 2014, 12:43:21 PM
There's a thread here at ncrs that has links to pics of wheels with green hue [first post] - original and respray.
http://www.ncrs.org/forums/showthread.php?62090-My-Formula-for-Greenish-Silver-Wheel-Paint

Would be good if someone with ncrs membership could get permission to re-post those pics here, I would really appreciate being able to see them.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Standard Steel Wheel Color on: September 19, 2014, 11:35:23 AM
Ah-ha, so it is a baked enamel and I guess the Argent on the rally rims is the same?
I'm cleaning up some rims and finding the paint very tough to shift chemically, paint stripper doesn't do anything!

Was the Argent a satin/semi-gloss finish?
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct engine paint suggestions please! on: May 26, 2014, 10:27:42 AM
+1
The photo's and info in this thread are pure gold!! Thanks JohnZ and everyone else for contributing  Smiley
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Help me with correct resto colors on a Qjet 7029202 on: February 08, 2014, 09:49:54 AM

Many of the small wire links (choke rod, pump arm rod, etc.) were originally clear, not yellow chromate. The idle adjuster screw is usually clear as are most of the external misc. springs. Same for the idle mixture screws & springs.


Of the q-jets I have, all 4 connecting rods [choke, pull-off, pump, sec. throttle] are yellow chromated, as is the ilde speed adjustment screw, but not it's spring.
The idle mixture screws and springs are not chromated either.
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