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Old 12-11-2010, 10:04 PM
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1970 impala its white, should i keep it white or go with some thing else?

its not stock was orginally burgundy. any sugestions ...i might stay white to cover up any bodywork imperfections... anyone know how to take out dings in the moldings?

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its not stock was orginally burgundy. any sugestions ...i might stay white to cover up any bodywork imperfections... anyone know how to take out dings in the moldings?
22" wheels and paint it pink. That would go good in da hood.
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22" wheels and paint it pink. That would go good in da hood.
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I personally like GMs burgundy for those years. Fact is my original 64 poncho was that color. White is a good color for a drag car, hides impefections and helps the stickers that are plastered all over it stand out. Go Back to burgundy. JMHO
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its not stock was orginally burgundy. any sugestions ...i might stay white to cover up any bodywork imperfections... anyone know how to take out dings in the moldings?
Take the trim off, lay it on a piece of wood and use a paint stick and a small hammer to tap out the dents. After you get the dent as smooth as possible use a square file available from the local paint supplier to remove runs and sags. The file works well to get the surface ready to polish. Then use 1500 to 2000 sand paper wrapped around a paint stick. Then polish with rubbing compound. You may want to get a used piece to practice on. It does take time and patience to get it right. Hope this helps.
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its not stock was orginally burgundy. any sugestions ...i might stay white to cover up any bodywork imperfections... anyone know how to take out dings in the moldings?
How bad are the bodywork imperfections ?


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thanks im going to try this...sounds tough though

i have a bunch of extra moldings anyways

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Take the trim off, lay it on a piece of wood and use a paint stick and a small hammer to tap out the dents. After you get the dent as smooth as possible use a square file available from the local paint supplier to remove runs and sags. The file works well to get the surface ready to polish. Then use 1500 to 2000 sand paper wrapped around a paint stick. Then polish with rubbing compound. You may want to get a used piece to practice on. It does take time and patience to get it right. Hope this helps.
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not too bad

i cut out some rust from behind the back tire and now the bottom is a lil wavy.

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How bad are the bodywork imperfections ?


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