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Old 09-30-2005, 11:13 PM
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1st Paint Job

Attempted my first paint job back in July and now I'm finally getting everything wrapped up. It is definitely not as easy as it looks! I still need to do some more buffing and install the rear spoiler and front bumper. I'm glad that stage is over with- now it's time to move on to the interior.
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Old 10-01-2005, 02:38 AM
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white camaro? looking good
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Old 10-01-2005, 05:05 AM
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Very few things in life are as easy as they look. One nice thing about painting is that the mistakes can be covered up. The feeling that you get when the project is over are great. You can then say, "I did it myself" with pride. All it takes is money to be able to have someone else do it for you. It takes pride, determination, alot of work, some skill, and a little money too, to do it your self. Then it is truely YOUR project.
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The main reason I painted it white are:
1. It was the original color
2. The paint was free
3. White is somewhat forgiving.

My preferred color would have been a metallic silver, but being this is my 1st paint job and I did alot of research (mainly on this board) is that metallics can tricky and expensive.
Regardless, it is finished and I have the sense of accomplishment that "I did it myself". Although I know where every flaw is and I'm beating myself up with the "I should have done this or that differently".

I plan on doing black z-28 stripes once I have enough cash to get a steel cowl hood.
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Old 10-04-2005, 10:37 PM
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Been watchin' this site from a distance for a good while, now. I felt I needed to "chime in" on this thread. GREAT JOB!!! I imagine being the first time, there might be some imperfections here and there, but in reality most people don't look that close. You really have something to be proud of. Please post more pics as you continue.... I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to see your progress.

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ist paint job

Very nice, you got that camaro looking right.

Rob
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:34 AM
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Thanks for the compliments. Yeah, there are a few imperfections but nothing major. The one thing that I wish I did was to buy the stamped steel cowl hood and not spend so much time on the stock hood with the grafted cowl. It started to crack the very 1st time I shut the hood-although I knew that would happen, it still suxs.
I still need to replace the sub-frame bushings, install subframe connectors and lower the front end by 2"- I think the stance would look pretty good then.
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:31 PM
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2" up front will be perfect. You will have a perfect stance.

Hence my moto: "Praise the Lowered"
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:52 PM
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I think I see a grease mark where the autozone guy leaned against it. j/k

I never really noticed it before but that body style looks good with out a spoiler. (and it looks good with one of couse). And nice rims, are they 16''?
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Yeah- the fronts are 16x7 w/BFG Comp T/A P225/50 and the rears are 16x8 P245/50.
I'm kinda liking not having the spoiler on-but I need to get it on or it will get jacked up sitting in my garage. I still have to wet sand & buff the spoiler, drill additional holes in my rear deck lid and fix a busted stud in one of the ends-
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