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WakBordr7387 09-19-2005 10:38 AM

Cheap decent spot repair
Alright, 85' vette original silver paint. Coming home from work last night, a dog ran out in front of my car, and unfortunatly the dog didn't make it to the other side :(
My question is that I have heard here wichita falls, there is a paint store that can match the factory paint and put it into and aerosol can. Has anyone ever tried this with good results? This is a daily driver, and the paint is in good shape except for where I smacked fido and a few other spots that I didn't do. Would some repair like this look alright, without being an eyesore. This isn't a show car or anything, I just want it to look like I didn't hit anything.
Thanks I attached the pics of the stuff I want to try and fix.
The first one is the victim of the dog, the others are spots that Id like to fix. The one of the fender needs sometype of body filler, Im not sure what happend to it, it was like that when I got it.
Thanks guys


BarryK 09-19-2005 02:46 PM

If you don't want an eyesore like you stated, just leave the whole thing alone.

Take a good look at that bumper, its been repainted at least once and with lacquer primer and could be lacquer paint.
In other words the paint is coming lose from the primer and its stripping time to do any good paint job.

Forget the areo can stuff.

Value of that year vette would make it questionable to put that kind of money into a paint job that would be required to strip it so it would look better if you left it like it is.

MARTINSR 09-19-2005 03:04 PM

If I can add to Barry's good advice advice, if you spot paint it with an aerosol can you will simply have a "different eyesore". :rolleyes:


kenseth17 09-19-2005 05:13 PM

I agree that an aerosol won't be a good way to go about fixing it. My advice is to read up here and elsewhere on proper fiberglass repair and do the repairs yourself and ask any specific questions you have as you run into them. I see others on here have done their own painting and repairs with help of members of this board. Its not overly hard doing fiberglass repairs, but messy. I am not sure if those years vettes were smc or fiberglass. If you can do a lot of the repairs and stripping of paint then use good materials then it may be worth fixing. I would just plan on doing all the repairs and getting it painted. If you have some basic tools and can do a lot of the grunt work like taking off parts and reassembling and sanding you could probably find someone who will squirt it at a reasonable cost, or may want to even tackle it yourself. Basecoat/ clearcoat is somewhat forgiving and minor flaws can be fixed. If everything is in good shape otherwise mechanically and interior it may be worth repairing the exterior, but be prepared to be devoting a lot of time to it doing body repair and prep. You would have to work with a shop though and see if they will work with you and paint over someone elses prep work. If you don't want to stick the time or money in it to fix it right, Then I agree with the others, just drive it like it is, quick fixs and aerosol may make it look only slightly better and won't last long. If it is lacquer on their I would plan on painting the whole thing for a long lasting paint job that all matched.

WakBordr7387 09-20-2005 08:06 AM

Alright thanks for the advice guys, I was planning on getting it painted someday, but it maybe be another year or so as I have to get my project truck painted to. I guess I'll just leave it alone for now.
I appreciate the feedback


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