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abozny

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Paint Compatibility
« on: May 02, 2017, 10:48:46 AM »
Hello, I have an all original 67 Camaro. The car was repainted over the original paint with a Lacquer paint. This paint started to lift off and now the paint does not look that good. Underneath I imagine is the original 1967 paint sanded down and painted over, but I do not know.

My question is, is it necessary to completely strip the paint to the metal if the original 1967 paint is there`? Or can the car be sanded down to the original primer and painted over with today´s modern paints?

If some paints would work better than others with the original primer, which paints would those be?

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Re: Paint Compatibility
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 01:21:32 PM »
You will want to check with your paint jobber for their particular paint preparation requirements for their products but generally speaking you will need to apply a sealer over the lacquer.

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Re: Paint Compatibility
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 01:40:50 PM »
When doing a complete such as yours, I strip all that old lacquer off and start from bare metal. Unless you are building a beater/driver and do not care how long the job will last and have money to waste.

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Re: Paint Compatibility
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 02:37:40 PM »
Allen,
 I have used a pressure steam cleaner to remove a repaint from a car. The poor repaint was also flaking off, but the clearly poor prep allowed the water to lift the paint off.
   It was free and took about an hour.
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Re: Paint Compatibility
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 02:42:52 PM »
When doing a complete such as yours, I strip all that old lacquer off and start from bare metal. Unless you are building a beater/driver and do not care how long the job will last and have money to waste.
X2! Believe 99 out of 100 good shops will tell you the same thing.
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Re: Paint Compatibility
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 03:10:02 PM »
 When dealing with paint that can cost well over $400/gallon (depending on color) and costly 2K primers you definitely don't want to reuse the old lacquer base.

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Re: Paint Compatibility
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 03:08:54 PM »

Thanks for all the replies. The paint on my car is lifting, it is an acrylic and has no lead like the original paint. I am selling the car and want to tell the next owner that he will have to have the paint stripped basically to the metal and re-painted.

I wonder if anyone will even be interested in buying it! I live in Germany and was quoted 10,000 for a new paint job after stripping it down.

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Re: Paint Compatibility
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 03:48:38 PM »
Post some pictures of it! (please)
 I have a 5th gen contact over there, and he loves buying old cars, especially F bodies. 
As for the paint, it all depends on what kind of paint job you want.  Sky is the limit on what you can pay for a paint job, but if the car is to be a driver than you don't need the perfect sheen on the door openings and all the detail work of a show car finish.
 I agree with the above comments though, you definitely want it prepped correctly, no matter what quality of paint you go back with.
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Re: Paint Compatibility
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2017, 01:12:15 PM »
My pics are too big in size, can I somehow email you the pictures?

Thanks!