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Old 06-29-2013, 01:47 PM
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What year clear

Does anyone remember what year car companies switched from single stage to base/clear? I'm really interested in when GM/Chevy started using bc/cc.

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Pretty sure that GM started using BC/CC in 1985 or 86. not sure if all cars got the BC/CC but almost positive the camaro's of 86 used it.

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Thanks, Carolinacustoms. Ironically, it's a 1982 Camaro that I'm wondering about. Appreciate your help.
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Thanks, Carolinacustoms. Ironically, it's a 1982 Camaro that I'm wondering about. Appreciate your help.

82 seems a little bit early to be BC/CC if it has the original paint, But keep in mind that the factories are notorious for secretly trying things without telling the public until they see how it works, so it is possible. To find out if it is a single stage or BC/CC just sand a spot with 320 until your see color (of course this is if you are doing a repair). It will be easy to tell if it is clear coated or not. If a red car sands with white dust, then red dust it is clear coat.If the dust is the paint color immediately then it is a single stage (or the clear has came off). When you sand through to the metal, there will be three different layers on a BC/CC or two layers on a single stage (laquer, enamel, urethane) there will be bare metal, primer(factory is usually gray), then color, then clear (if it has clear). Any particular reason for wanting to know?

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Yes, there is a reason. This car has only 11,000 miles on it, with the original paint. The car is like new and perfectly straight. The fellow that owns it wants numerous chips repaired and color blended. I think it's better to paint the whole car. He's bringing it to me today and I'm trying to figure out the best way to get the best results. I don't think I can give it the look it deserves by spot painting it. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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the year before is started peeling off
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Well even though it only has 11,000 miles, it still has 30 year old paint, which may or may not be in good condition depending on how much sun, weather, moisture etc it has been exposed to. I would probably try to talk him into an all over unless you only have a small place or two to fix. Blending or matching would likely be a pain with the paint that old. Good luck with it.

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That's my take, also. I talked to him today and I'm painting the whole car. BC/CC. Thanks for your input. I'll try to take and post pictures tomorrow.
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You certainly welcome sir. Hopefully it was of some help.

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