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10-09-2012 09:15 PM
novafreek6872
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Originally Posted by 302 Z28 View Post
Sweet, great job, looks fantastic. I love the 68-72 Nova, one of the most under rated cars there is and tons cheaper than 67-69 Camaro's.

Vince
Yep, basically a 1st gen Camaro under the skin with a bigger trunk and back seat. They share the exact same sub frame up front.

I actually had a nice 69 Camaro, I sold it so I could get another Nova !!

Andy
10-09-2012 09:00 PM
302 Z28 Sweet, great job, looks fantastic. I love the 68-72 Nova, one of the most under rated cars there is and tons cheaper than 67-69 Camaro's.

Vince
10-09-2012 07:40 PM
69 widetrack The key to any professional, show quality paint is the prep. If you want it straight you need to spend the time and in your case it shows that quality time was spent. You mentioned that this was your first solo attempt which makes it even more impressive. The power of listening and understanding have worked well for you kudos again.

All The Best
Ray
10-09-2012 07:21 PM
novafreek6872
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Originally Posted by 69 widetrack View Post
Excellent job, What I look at as much or even more than the shine is how straight a car is.....Your car is STRAIGHT. Very Impressive.
Thanks!

My mantra: Block it, Block it,Block it, Block it, Block it some more then go back and block it, oh and finally block it !!! Then block it one more time just in case !! Block it one more time just for good measure... spray it, screw it up, sand it all down and start over then repeat...

That is the brutal truth of the straight body on this car. Countless hours and a mountain of sandpaper...good thing I don't mind sanding!!!

This car has been in the family since new, Ive had it almost 20 years, nothing is too good for it or too much effort... it will always be a keeper.










Andy
10-09-2012 06:16 PM
69 widetrack Excellent job, What I look at as much or even more than the shine is how straight a car is.....Your car is STRAIGHT. Very Impressive.
10-09-2012 05:50 PM
55's 65 Great job Andy! Looks amazing!!
09-22-2012 09:43 PM
novafreek6872
Night Pic

This one turned out decent I think. Tonight I went to a cruise in about an hour away, I let everyone who asked about the paint (and that was pretty much everyone who looked at the car!) know where it was done and by who... I gave my card to one man who needs his mid 70's Camaro painted, I think there's a good chance he might call me, this thing could really snowball... that would be awesome.

I stopped at a gas station on the way home and 4 separate people (3 from different cars, and the lady who worked there came out!) came over to say how nice the car looked!! On the way to the cruise I went in to a convenience store, while I was checking out I saw an older man circle the car at least 3 and maybe 4 times !!

I think I picked the right color combo!! Its crazy!!



Andy
09-21-2012 08:26 PM
bydangit
Paint

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Originally Posted by novafreek6872 View Post
Hey guys... been a long time (3 months ) since I've been on here... had some personal crap going on and the Nova went on the back burner for awhile... not to mention its been friggin hot and humid here for 3 months!!!

FINALLY got back on it last weekend and finished her up today. All thats left is minor polishing in some areas and stick the wipers on.

THANKS TO THE PROS HERE WHO REALLY HELPED ME GET A CLUE WITH MY FIRST START TO FINISH SOLO PAINT JOB!!

All done at home in the garage. Check 'em out... :beer:

SLIDESHOW HERE>>>9/14/2012






Andy
Thats a really nice paint job and that being your 1st one is really ausome. I've painted cars and now I'm painting new corpate Falcon Jets. Check out these two paint companys PPG and House of Color they make some really good paint that comes in single and double stage series. also check out the SATA Paint Guns their really good guns and worth the little extra money. Hope my little bit of info help you on your next project.
09-21-2012 05:19 PM
GMCTRUCKS Andy that is one good looking Nova I love it.
09-21-2012 01:31 PM
novafreek6872
Thanks!!

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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
Nice work, especially cause it's black. Looking good!
Thanks! Means alot coming from a Pro. I really enjoy your videos!

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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
I was going to say earlier that you wont have to worry about your next project ,it'll be your nieghbors car or someone at works car and you'll be busy doing THEM from now on. Thats how I got started back when I was a teen...
You have the eye for it and you definately are a painter I only wish the painters I hire could paint like that right out of the can.
I cant believe how straight that is ,fantastic job..
THANKYOU to another Pro! I am in the process right now of trying to drum up side work in addition to trying to get hired at a body shop. I got laid off in June after 24 years with the same company building houses. Restoration has always been a hobby for me ever since I took my first car apart (happens to be this one) in 1993. I definitely would love to try my hand at body n fender work, doesnt have to be restorations.

I REALLY appreciate your kind words !! I think I could eventually become a pretty good painter, I'd love to have the opportunity to try.

Andy
09-21-2012 06:27 AM
deadbodyman I was going to say earlier that you wont have to worry about your next project ,it'll be your nieghbors car or someone at works car and you'll be busy doing THEM from now on. Thats how I got started back when I was a teen...
You have the eye for it and you definately are a painter I only wish the painters I hire could paint like that right out of the can.
I cant believe how straight that is ,fantastic job..
09-20-2012 10:17 PM
tech69 Nice work, especially cause it's black. Looking good!
09-20-2012 08:17 PM
novafreek6872
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Originally Posted by Jimk8067 View Post
Thanks for the info... I have never put plastic on the ceiling which when I think about it is not very bright on my part... lol

I too don't have any issues with neighbors regarding fumes... just lucky I guess.
No problem. I just used very thin painter plastic and a staple gun, went right over top of my flourescents on the ceiling. Took probably all of 20 minutes. In the beginning I would shop vac the whole room out the night before I painted because I did alot of sanding primer in there too, which people say is a big no-no, but towards the end I would just wet the floor down with a hose the night before and squeegee the sanding mess outside. Then the morning of the paintjob, I would wet the floor again.

But yeah, I did notice a huge difference after I put the plastic on the ceiling. As you can see in the video a few posts up, there is hardly any trash on the hood when I painted it.

I'd say in my case at least, the biggest things I did to control dust were the plastic and not opening the door when the fan was running. I may even go buy a cheap painter suit the next time I'm doing something that has to be real nice...

Tomorrow I am going to prep an old farm truck for a guy at his place. He just wants a super quick and dirty job to stop the rust for a year or two. He want to use rustoleum (oh yeah!) and he has one of those super cheapo turbine sprayers... we are going to paint it in a big barn type building... should be interesting to say the least!! He's paying me by the hour and he doesnt expect anything special. Should be fun.

He has 3 old Ford trucks he wants painted this way, who knows maybe they will turn out halfway decent. All 3 are VERY rough, so I definitely can't hurt anything, I don't even know why he's bothering, but I'm not going to talk him out of it!!! LOL

Andy
09-20-2012 07:53 PM
Jimk8067 Thanks for the info... I have never put plastic on the ceiling which when I think about it is not very bright on my part... lol

I too don't have any issues with neighbors regarding fumes... just lucky I guess.
09-20-2012 07:09 PM
novafreek6872
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Originally Posted by mitmaks View Post
Neighbors didn't complain about paint fumes?
No, as a matter of fact, my neighbor wants me to paint his truck. He's the one closest to me and his house is upwind.

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Originally Posted by Hwyhogg View Post
Thanks for sharing the pics
Not a problem.

Andy
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