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736  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: removing rosewood on: February 12, 2009, 10:14:48 PM
Get some release agent. Carefully pry up one end slightly. Using a putty knife and applying the agent, work between the two pieces. Do not pry up as you will bend it and the result will  not result in happiness. I have removed them without release agent with no damage. Use your best judgement.
737  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 68 Z28 starter problem on: February 03, 2009, 06:08:57 PM
You've got to begin testing at the battery and proceed from there. And you are bench testing the starter and re-introducing it to an unverified system.
738  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: getting close to paint on: February 03, 2009, 06:03:34 PM
E-mailed you more detailed procedure info. and options
739  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: getting close to paint on: February 03, 2009, 03:31:11 PM
 It sounds as if you are jambing, assembling, backmasking, then shooting the outside. As opposed to painting with the nose off and painting the shell with doors on, inside and out in one shot. The latter will leave no tape lines in the jambs and is closest to factory procedure.. If you are going with the first route, one procedure is to tape close to the edge and just pull the tape back a touch to prevent a hard line when jambing. If you do get a hard line it's no big deal, you simply cut it when you final sand. Piece of cake. Why overspray on the panels making more work when you don't have to? If this is not clear I'd be happy to pull some paper off the machine and send you a pic or two.
 Keep in mind if you use a sealer much darker or lighter than the topcoat the tape line visiblity in the jambs will be increased. Using a tintable sealer reduces this problem. As well as rolling the tape. There are other tactics and this would get winded so I'll stop here for now. And I have no idea to what level you are taking your project nor it's value.
 
740  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 68 Z28 starter problem on: February 03, 2009, 11:52:11 AM
Best to do a search on "battery to starter voltage drop". You'll get many sites. Too much to list here. One thing: Testing the starter as you did will only tell you if it spins, not how many amps it is drawing. You can still check the connections and voltage at the terminals I stated to eliminate problems in the wiring harness circuit. I'm not an electrical guru, simply forced into diagnostics for same reasons as you.
741  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67 camaro fender on: February 03, 2009, 11:45:31 AM
Pete, I'm working on it. You've got my info.
742  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 68 Z28 starter problem on: February 03, 2009, 09:55:15 AM
Connections: Junction block on radiator support behind firewall. Bussbar on V.R. and H.relay connections. Check all grounds. Check voltage at starter at rest and while keying to "start". What's the drop? 
743  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: interior headliner chrome trim on: January 28, 2009, 08:38:28 AM
Stainless trim for what? Door panels, year, deluxe, standard? If deluxe 8 & 9 let me know please. Scott
744  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Stripes - to feel them or not to feel them on: January 23, 2009, 04:22:47 PM
69Z28-RS,
              Lacquer was primarily what I shot 25 years ago, everyday vehicles aside. I'm aware of the differences. It's common knowledge that lacquer and urethane possess diffent properties resulting in different appearances. It will be interesting to see what occurs in 30 years or less as paint technology changes yet again. As it does even now. Thankfully, someone else will have to figure out how to properly prepare a car for zero point deductions.
745  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Stripes - to feel them or not to feel them on: January 23, 2009, 07:23:36 AM
it's very interesting to me that you guys are talking *restoration* AND *clear coat* in the same sentences....   the original cars did NOT get clear coat.   If you want to get as close as you can to the original lacquer in *look*, you should shoot single stage for color AND stripes..  without clear.   OR do it MORE originally and use lacquer all the way .. NO clear...

This debate has risen before. BC/CC urethane has become acceptable while maintaining parameters of correct striping techniqes. As in not burying the stripes. Single stage metallics cannot be buffed without distrupting the metallic.    Refraction and reflection is then altered and it will be evident. So BC/CC systems are used. Lacquer was reflowed, leveling the surface finish without physically distrupting the metallic flakes. Acceptable for that era. The dynamics of painting and properties are too great to be brief. Fellow painters will understand the variables and procedures.
 Do a search "Lacquer or BC" for more debates.
746  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Stripes - to feel them or not to feel them on: January 22, 2009, 06:21:31 PM
Naturally to each his own. I think either bury the stripe and make it perfectly smooth or shoot single stage over the clear for the stripes. Why do it in between? Clearing the stripe is more akin to a custom paint job. I do it when I airbrush graphics or pictorials. Many will disagree and have said clearing over better than the factory did it. But we are talking about restoration here, not a custom paint job. I did not even clear the stripe on my jane. If it were custom, or pro touring it would not matter.
 Quoting Jerry M. from a previous thread on painting debates:

     " The BC systems and single stage stripes over top has worked well at the Camaro Nationals in the Legends Class.  And very much looks like the original cars when they were new.  What boggles my mind is why so many people still choose to clear coat over everything.  It's not correct, does not make the car look any better and does not add anything to the value of the car."

You can tell if it's been cleared without even touching it.






747  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Stripes - to feel them or not to feel them on: January 22, 2009, 09:33:25 AM
Correct is stripes over the clear (or single stage solid color, if that's the system you are using). Never under the clear. A lot of guys clear over them. if you want it correct...don't do it.
748  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Looking for rear spoiler studs on: January 21, 2009, 09:09:14 PM
Your welcome. Spoiler studs are self tapping. You'll have to tap the hole to do it correctly w/ the H. bolts.
Scott
749  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Quarter Glass Chrome on: January 21, 2009, 03:26:11 PM
Ah yes, assumptions about correctly manufactured aftermarket parts. Let's say the glass is right and Rick's won't take it back your molding ( they should, but probably not if you tell them it won't fit aftermarkrt glass). Make a jig to support either end firmly and put it in a press and press the center (using a protective wrapping block) to achieve the proper arch. Or have your old ones rechromed. Or ask me to look in my stock. I may have an extra very nice pair. 
750  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Looking for rear spoiler studs on: January 21, 2009, 03:07:02 PM
They have different threads on each end with an intergral flat washer (part of the stud itself) in the middle.  They are about 1 1/2" long overall, and the lower threads (into the trunk) are 1/4-20.  The upper (into the spoiler) are more like a wood or self threading type of screw thread.

That's what hanger bolt are, But no integral washer. I left out the thread specs. Sorry about that.
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