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  • #8691
    Mike Clarke
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    That looks so rad in satin! Bit of an off the wall question; how is that floor holding up?

    #8692
    V8 Staff
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    The paint booth floor is holding up well. We coated it a few years ago and the coating is doing great, but it’s been added to quite a bit with additional coats of epoxy and such from spraying cars. However, when we clean the booth floor and pressure wash it, the original coating shows no sign of letting go.

    http://v8tvshow.com/V8TV_2/index.php/en/2014-06-04-18-58-54/2015-03-25-23-00-37/256-our-rocksolid-polycuramine-floor-coating-experience#1391

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    #8721
    V8 Staff
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    After the basecoat had “flashed off” or dried the required time period, Jeff brewed up a mix of Standox clear to add some shine to the ‘66 7-Litre! The satin looked cool, but man, this car is going to be a stunner!

    This shot uses a flash and ambient light to show off the sparkly colors in the Emberglo paint recipe.

    Jeff uses a SATA spray gun and 20+ years of experience to achieve these results “right out of the gun”, before any wet sanding or buffing is done. The whole V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew is to be recognized for paying attention to detail and maintaining quality levels from bare steel all the way up to final clear, as that’s what it takes to make ‘em nice!

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    #8763
    Jeff Holthenrichs
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    Kevin, I just read this entire thread on a 3 hour ride to Connecticut. Saying I’m impressed is a massive understatement. Just. Wow! Incredible artistry in your shop. Like your paint artist, all of the paint Nick Serwo lays down looks just like that out of the gun also. It boggles the mind at the talent it takes to lay a finish like that right out of the gun. I want to see this Galaxie in the sun after it is wet sanded flat and buffed. It will literally GLOW! Nice work budski.

    #8786
    V8 Staff
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    Kevin, I just read this entire thread on a 3 hour ride to Connecticut. Saying I’m impressed is a massive understatement. Just. Wow! Incredible artistry in your shop. Like your paint artist, all of the paint Nick Serwo lays down looks just like that out of the gun also. It boggles the mind at the talent it takes to lay a finish like that right out of the gun. I want to see this Galaxie in the sun after it is wet sanded flat and buffed. It will literally GLOW! Nice work budski.

    Thanks for the kind words, Yards! The crew does a heck of a job on these cars. It really stands tall in the sun, you’ll see soon! Thanks again!

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    #8787
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    The crew unmasked the car and rolled it outside to get some sunshine.

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    #8788
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    This color is wild in the sun, and it is also a bit tricky to photograph, as it has a very high contrast from the bright spots to the shadows, which give it a very dynamic appearance.

    There is a lot going on in the Emberglo up-close!

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    #8789
    Jeff Holthenrichs
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    I never want to own a car of that caliber. Just too nice to do anything but trailer around. Every chip, scratch or road rash would kill me. I mean, it would be a sin to have something of that level jet dinged and scratched. Again, just a mind-blowing job on this car. I’m gobsmacked. And thank God it isn’t another Camaro!

    #8792
    Frank Szymkowski
    Participant

    There is NOTHING more beautiful then freshly paid paint! WOW

    #8793
    Ward Frahler
    Participant

    I really think that you can match the old paint codes but in these new paints the metallics and or pearls have come such a long ways that the color is better than the original. I love blowing up that second shot of the top of the fender enough to see the grain sparkle. Maybe it’s because it’s BC/CC? Looks good!!

    #8794
    V8 Staff
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    I never want to own a car of that caliber. Just too nice to do anything but trailer around. Every chip, scratch or road rash would kill me. I mean, it would be a sin to have something of that level jet dinged and scratched. Again, just a mind-blowing job on this car. I’m gobsmacked. And thank God it isn’t another Camaro!

    Ha, thanks Yards! It’s all how you look at it… they are meant to be driven, and you can take some measures to keep them nice and still enjoy ’em. For example, we often install paint protection film on the lower extremities of the bodies so that they resist rock chips.

    At the end of the day, a chip can be fixed and paint can be blended. Just don’t let the darn thing rust again!! :woohoo:

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    #8795
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    I really think that you can match the old paint codes but in these new paints the metallics and or pearls have come such a long ways that the color is better than the original. I love blowing up that second shot of the top of the fender enough to see the grain sparkle. Maybe it’s because it’s BC/CC? Looks good!!

    Great observation. For a truly “correct” restoration, the paint should be a single stage (no clear) in the original composition, laquer, enamel, or what-not. Those are hard to obtain, and they don’t perform like today’s paint products. The Axalta color and clear sprayed on this car are true to the color formula, but the result looks different from the original. The color is more vibrant, and this is only enhanced by the depth and gloss of the clear. Modern 2-stage paint systems offer not only better appearance, but also increased longevity, so they are the natural choice for most jobs. However, if this was a real L88 Corvette or HemiCuda, the material decision might be different.

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    #8796
    V8 Staff
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    There is NOTHING more beautiful then freshly paid paint! WOW

    Thank you sir, we’ll pass the kind words to the crew!

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    #8812
    V8 Staff
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    The time came to install the new glass. Our friends at Martin Glass came by to install the windshield and rear glass. They have a couple technicians that understand old cars and respect the fresh paint, so we have the same guys visit every time. It works out well.

    Fresh glass makes a world of difference on a restored car!

    Note the Eastwood sound deadener on the rear shelf.

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    #8814
    Jeff Holthenrichs
    Participant

    Ford did it so much better than GM throughout the 60’s and early 70’s. GM wanted a “flush fit” look, but in using channels and ribbon adhesive to secure the glass they created channels that just catch and hold water.

    Shame Ford didn’t think that far ahead when they designed the cowl on first gen mustangs. LOL

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