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1969 Camaro makeover...

I'm sure some of you already took a look at the before pictures in the other thread, But here is the rundown.
Not really sure what happened to the paint. Had some serious defects in it. The cracks and scratches were ALL over every square inch of this car.
Started wetsanding with 1000 grit, then to 1500, then finished with 2000. Buff 2 passes with wool pad and heavy compound, then moved on to some lighter polishing compounds.

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Here are couple of good close ups...

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Now, the paint is not perfect by any means. But it is 200% better than it was before I put my hands on it. The owner was absolutely blown away.

The end result.....



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very impressive nick!!! you have bad ass skills at detailing!!

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WOW!! How much does something like that cost? I just got a 69 GTX and it could use some help.
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very impressive nick!!! you have bad ass skills at detailing!!

Thank you sir! It is not perfect, but I was able to save it from the paint booth for now. The owner was extremely happy with the results, and in the end, thats all that matters.
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HAHA, the extreme
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WOW!! How much does something like that cost? I just got a 69 GTX and it could use some help.

I can't tell you exactly what it cost. But I can tell you that it was not cheap. My fingers were bleeding from the sanding But it was a hell of a lot cheaper than the paint booth!
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HAHA, the extreme
Looks killer, man. I am fixing to head to the sink with some 1500 and start smoothing the paint on my chopper tank and fender.................it's gonna suck. All the metal flake really made the paint orange peel.
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Thank you sir! It is not perfect, but I was able to save it from the paint booth for now. The owner was extremely happy with the results, and in the end, thats all that matters.
i need to pm you some pics of my stang when i get home and het a quote...

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Looks killer, man. I am fixing to head to the sink with some 1500 and start smoothing the paint on my chopper tank and fender.................it's gonna suck. All the metal flake really made the paint orange peel.

I did all of the sanding on this car by hand, and I'm not too sure if I'll ever try and tackle something that large by hand ever again, at least not something as bad as this car. My shoulders, elbow, hands, fingers, knuckles, finger nails, and everything else are so freaking sore! Plus it made 2 of my fingers bleed.
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I did all of the sanding on this car by hand, and I'm not too sure if I'll ever try and tackle something that large by hand ever again, at least not something as bad as this car. My shoulders, elbow, hands, fingers, knuckles, finger nails, and everything else are so freaking sore! Plus it made 2 of my fingers bleed.
goef and i polished a frame by hand once and i was kinda sore after that
2 days of sanding (with several beer breaks )

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i need to pm you some pics of my stang when i get home and het a quote...

It's really hard to get a "feel" for the paint by looking at pictures. I perfer to see it in person if we can arrange something like that.
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goef and i polished a frame by hand once and i was kinda sore after that
2 days of sanding (with several beer breaks )

Sanding is not easy on your body, by any means. I spent 3 days just sanding on this car. 10-12 hour days at that.
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It's really hard to get a "feel" for the paint by looking at pictures. I perfer to see it in person if we can arrange something like that.
ok when i know i will be in your area ill give you a call several hours before

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Sanding is not easy on your body, by any means. I spent 3 days just sanding on this car. 10-12 hour days at that.


No kidding on the sanding part everything is sore when you get done.
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No kidding on the sanding part everything is sore when you get done.
Thats an understatment!
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that's fucking ridiculous.

that paint looked unsalvageable.

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I knew it.

Good job, looks dope.
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Looks like some sanding scratches in some of the layers of paintwork below the surface...Those can become visable as a paint job "shrinks" over the years...Very common in older cars that have had it's share of paint jobs in its lifetime...Luckily the outer layer of paint/clear can usually be sanded/buffed to make them temporarily go away..

Good job! watch those edges
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WOW!! that looks great Nick.. Good Job..

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So you wanna get Ralphs head lights cleaned up? cuz I know you don't own a car. btw where is the rest of my shit?
Yeah the ones on the V6..

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Man you sure are butt hurt.. Ralph is outta town... As Far as I know he has the drill at his work... And there are no slicks in my garage or bed of truck... Stop littering in the threads... If you have a ? PM me.. Dont be a post whore...

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nick that is one hell of a good job man. it was amazing what you did with that car...
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Looks great Nick - but it's delaying the inevitable. The paint's dead and will eventually have to be resprayed. But he got a couple more years out of it for sure. You're really good dude.
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No, he doesn't.



He hovers above it.
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No, he doesn't.



He hovers above it.

I just want to dive straight into it.....a nice hot tub of it

Thanks for the kind words guys.
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Sorry to bring up such an old post, but this is the first time I've seen this. I've been browsing all the old posts of Nick's work since one of his guys is doing my wifes car on Monday, and he's going to be giving me a quote soon on my Mustang. After looking at what he did on this Camaro... I don't know what to say except, WOW! It's simply amazing that someone could bring that paint back. That is just insane.

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