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Factory painting video?
« on: August 29, 2019, 12:13:38 PM »
Are there any known videos of 67/69 Camaros being painted at the factory? I've been looking on the net but not found anything. Thank you, Joe
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Re: Factory painting video?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 01:19:57 PM »
What happens in the Fisher Body Plant stays in the Fisher Body Plant. I think there are a lot of questions on what went on there. Not many answers-

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Re: Factory painting video?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2019, 02:31:26 PM »
I wanted to see how the doors & trunk lid were propped open during paint....Joe
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Re: Factory painting video?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 01:59:50 AM »
The trunk lid has the spring which holds it up... original paint cars typically have a mark where the painter's finger touched the inside of the deck lid when pulling it down after shooting the inside of the trunk jamb.


Biggest issues I typically see are that people USE ENTIRELY TOO MUCH PAINT, the originals lacked the coverage most repainted cars exhibit. 
The guns shooting the sides of the car were on rails and they DID NOT TILT at the lower rocker area. 
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Re: Factory painting video?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 03:13:21 AM »
Thanks James. That helps. I will go back & study some pictures of an 12k car I had at my house for a while. The owner of this paint shop doing my car has already had one discussion with his guy that they need to get off the show car kick, He told them this is a restoration. I had already figured out that the paint shop (black-out) guys didn't like to bend over neither..Joe
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Re: Factory painting video?
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2019, 01:12:08 AM »
The thumbprint or fingerprint deal reminded me of a '93 Pace Car a friend of mine owned, a 7,000 mile car bought from a dealer in either Ohio or Indiana years ago, had a "funny" spot in the quarter panel - one of our local painters took the quarter down to bare metal and discovered a perfect handprint in rust under the paint. Obviously, the don't-touch-the-bare-body protocol wasn't reinforced at that later date, either.

Pace Car decals were in the trunk on that car. too - original GM box. I wish I had owned a digital camera (or that my flip phone had even had a camera !) at that point. Still taking pics with film, then -

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Re: Factory painting video?
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2019, 06:14:55 AM »
This is not a touch of bare metal... this is a finger marring the fresh paint which he had just applied... reaching through the inner frame and pulling the deck lid down is how I do it today...
I shoot the bodies in the same state of assembly as FISHER for NOR cars, and CHEVROLET ASSY for the front ends (bucked) it just makes it easier in the end, the oversprays happen as they did, you don't have to force it. 
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