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1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« on: April 08, 2021, 06:59:28 AM »
Just bought this 69 Z28. Would like to stop the surface rust on the bottom of the deck panel in the trunk. What is the correct way to paint/preserve this area.
Does the spatter paint look correct?
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Re: 1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 11:44:01 AM »
Welcome aboard.

That trunk area is perfect & I wouldn't touch it. That area wasn't painted....Joe
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Re: 1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 01:16:13 PM »
My '69 Z28 is identical to McFlys, and it has always bothered me that the underside of the rear 'hat panel' is bare and has light surface rust.   I'd like to 'do something', but I also want to preserve the originality...  Do any of you have any suggestions for how to do both??
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Re: 1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2021, 02:12:40 PM »
You could hit it with matt clear or rem oil?
I wouldn't want to discolor the package tray would be my only hesitation.
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Re: 1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2021, 03:15:43 PM »
It ain't broke. Don't fix it.
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Re: 1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2021, 06:59:20 PM »
It ain't broke. Don't fix it.

Looks good. Agree with the Remoil,,if you are inclined to coat it,comes in wipes.

Mine has trace,,at most. I left it. After 53 years, (now), if that's the worse, not bitchin' 😉
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Re: 1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2021, 09:16:15 PM »
Many thanks to all! If itís original, I canít bring myself to put anything on it. I will leave it alone.
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Re: 1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2021, 11:31:12 PM »
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the REAL question is where is the Pic of WHAT? that rear shelf is attached to,,,,,,
Spray a little BoeShield on it and be done,,,,,,,,,,,aka Boeshield T-9
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Re: 1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2021, 11:39:19 AM »
I dunno!!!!.....I mean if your gonna have your car judged at a concourse event, a judge will reach up in there and expect to rub off some brown oxidation.... ;D

It's lasted this long - why bother.


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Re: 1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2021, 01:56:36 PM »
I am in the leave it alone crowd.  After 52 years its not going to get any worse and how they all look
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Re: 1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2021, 09:17:01 PM »
It's how it *should* look. It would draw more questions looking different than that.
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Re: 1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2021, 09:52:12 PM »
I would leave it alone myself, looks fine.

What you should be looking for is the correct padding that belongs under the new rear shelf cardboard.

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Re: 1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2021, 09:54:59 PM »
Warren,

Do you know of a source for the 'correct padding' that goes underneath the rear shelf cardboard?   Mine is in place along with the rear shelf and has never been removed, so I don't really even know what it is or how it's supposed to look, but from inside my trunk, I can see 'something' which is deteriorated coming thru the holes in the metal shelf....
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Re: 1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2021, 10:59:22 PM »
I did know about the Jute pad, so thanks Warren. Will correct.
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Re: 1969 Z28 Trunk Restoration
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2021, 01:56:43 PM »
Here's a couple of pics of my original jute pad pcs.
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