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Old 07-26-2006, 08:55 PM
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Help with blasting and paint

I'm new to rodding and car building in general. I just started in 2005 building.

My first question, after searchin and reading some threads, which have me pretty confused now is: What is the paint code(s) for the same color RED as that Plasti-Cote GM #7104 RED, labeled CAR COLOR. I'm going to paint my panels with this same bright red, but I wanted to get the # before I go to my paint supplier.

My second question concerns blasting and cleaning of parts.

I've heard of using the following to clean things like intakes, heads, etc.

1) Eagle 1 Mag Wheel Cleaner
2) Small nozzle Sand blasting
3) "Media" blasting
4) Castrol SuperClean
5) Berryman's
6) Oven cleaner
7) Brake Cleaner
8) Glass Beading
9) Glass Oxide Blasting
10) Soda Blasting

Maybe someone out there could post their favorite method, and clear up for some of us who are skeptical. I in particular need to clean up some spindles and control arms.


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Basically there are two is called elbow grease with some degreaser..wire get the drift..

For home job I take the pieces to the car wash and blast them to get the heavy grease off and then finish with hot water and soap..dry them and then epoxy prime then I am good to go..

A person can as well make a good relation with the local machinist and have the pieces hot tanked as well..

Have not got a clue as to what color tha tis..perhaps if you see one with that color you can get a color code off of that car..??

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Have your paint supplier check through his chip books and see if this 7104 matches up with any GM codes in red. The code might be WA7104 but it sure doesn't sound familiar to me. Or you could spray a test panel and have your supplier match some paint to that. Bob
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Well, thanks a lot guys.

The control arms I have were hot tanked by a local rod and custom shop who does this stuff. I talked him into doing it for $50. See: also (These are great guys!) just wanted to make a quick plug for them!

I didn't have enough cash in hand at the time to do the spindles but I would have.

My paint supplier is Wesco Autobody & Paint Supply here in WA.

WA7104? Ok. Gonna walk the 3/4 mile to the shop to see that. Painted a 4x6 piece of aluminum three coats tonight so it should be good to go to match it.

I originally wanted Boyd Red but that's too costly for me right now. Maybe for my next project.

I'm an ameteur hobbyist machinist myself (HSM) and use simple green on a lot of stuff I do there but I just wanted a good solid opinion on what to do.

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Just thought I'd put this info up here. I found out through my supplier that this red is actually "Rosso Red". I looked it up on the web but only could find that "Ferrari" red. I had them analyze a sample I sprayed a few coats of it on a piece of aluminum I had.

It's got Red, Violet, Str. White, and Black and it came out as:

DMC917 Red 845g
DMC931 Violet 69.3g
DMC900 Str. White 62.8g
DMC902 Black 8.9g

It's Tint # is DCC74243 SC

This is for anyone that wants to try this color. I got this through WESCO Autobody Supply in Seattle, WA.
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