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Re: VERY interesting Garage Find Today, NOT a Camaro
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2018, 04:00:07 AM »
If the car is original paint be extremely careful, Sebring silver is a one year only color and it is not a metallic it is an EARLY form of iridescent called FIREFROST

The following is a exert from article:
 https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2017/02/14/corvettes-1963-fire-frost-paint-1971-72-firemist-paint/

Sebring Silver was a Fire-Frost paint. What is Fire-Frost paint? It has an effect pigment (a flake) that responds to light as a pearl effect pigment would. It is not the same as a metallic flake. No other Corvette was ever factory painted with Fire-Frost paint of any color.

The Fire-Frost pearl effect pigment was made of polyester flakes coated with a layer of vapor-deposited aluminum. GM used Fire Frost paint only in 1963: five colors for the Cadillac Eldorado and one color for Corvette (Eldorado’s silver was a different color than Corvette’s silver). The effect pigment was likely chosen to imitate the luminescence of shark skin, a finish that GM boss Bill Mitchell had hoped to achieve on the 1961 XP-755 Mako Shark concept car.

https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2017/02/14/corvettes-1963-fire-frost-paint-1971-72-firemist-paint/
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Re: VERY interesting Garage Find Today, NOT a Camaro
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2018, 05:03:14 AM »
Very cool. Has anyone had any luck duplicating that process for the right finished product?
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
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Re: VERY interesting Garage Find Today, NOT a Camaro
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2018, 02:19:30 PM »
Dave Beem and I pulled a 63 Z06 Big Brake Fuelie out of Colorado back in 2016.
The master the finned large brakes with the 1-3/16 wheel cylinders


AND ...  the cooling vents with screens cut into the backing plates... factory not custom~     I believe that was only done on '62 and 63 Corvettes (wtih the big brakes)~
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
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Re: VERY interesting Garage Find Today, NOT a Camaro
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2018, 03:52:20 PM »
Elephant ears with ducts in the backing plates started in 1957 with the Airbox cars.  Back in the mid 1970's one of my father's friends restored the first  1957 Airbox that was ever restored. 
James
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Re: VERY interesting Garage Find Today, NOT a Camaro
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2018, 04:49:56 PM »
Very cool. Has anyone had any luck duplicating that process for the right finished product?
Obsolete colors are reformulated using today's toners. You'd have to call your jobber or the paint library, give them the WA number and see what is in the formula.

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Re: VERY interesting Garage Find Today, NOT a Camaro
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2018, 04:32:42 AM »
Very cool. Has anyone had any luck duplicating that process for the right finished product?
Obsolete colors are reformulated using today's toners. You'd have to call your jobber or the paint library, give them the WA number and see what is in the formula.

Polyester flakes with vapor deposited aluminum... wonder if anyone makes that today?

FWIW one of my concerns with buying a Warbonnet Yellow LT1 without original paint was being able to accurately replicate the paint.
James
Collectin' Camaro's since "Only Rednecks drove them"
 
Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
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