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  • #4858
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    The rear wing it was modified with fiberglass and molded to fit closer to the deck lid and quarter panels. 

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    After the crew was satisfied with the straightness of the body filler, the ZR9 it was rolled into the paint booth for several coats of Evercoat Super Build 4:1 sprayable polyester filler.

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    #4860
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    After the sprayable polyester is block sanded using a guide coat, the body panels seam sealed to prevent moisture from getting between the overlapping panels.

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    #4861
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    The straightened panels were hung in the spray booth for a coat of high build primer.

    The backside of the panels were then masked and sprayed with black Imron. 

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    #4862
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    The body shell was then moved into the paint booth, masked, and the exterior was primed.

    The inside was sanded and prepped for black Imron.    The interior, roll cage, dash, and firewall were all blacked out next.

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    #4863
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    Next the crew mixed up some of the jet stream blue to make a spray out card. The color looks outstanding in the sun!    This is a color available on a late-model ZR1 Corvette, so it was a natural for the ZR9 Camaro.

    The body shell was then sprayed with guide coat, and all the parts were wet sanded smooth to 600 grit in preparation for color.

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    #4864
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    We sprayed Standox base coat and clear on the exterior panels.

    The inner fenders were sprayed with Imron and the undersides were sprayed with 3M Body Protection System. 

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    #4865
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    The body was rolled into the paint booth to spray color on all of the jamb areas.

    The backsides of fenders, doors, the wing, under hood area, and trunk jambs were all mask and painted Jetstream Blue and clear coated.

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    #4866
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    The body panels were carefully reassembled on the car with the weatherstrip and inner fenders. 

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    #4867
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    Next, the LS7 engine was stripped of bolt ons, chemically cleaned, and sprayed with and Eastwood high temp ceramic silver engine paint. This was done to preserve the aluminum look, and it will not discolor from heat or oxidize. 

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    #4868
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    During the wet sanding process, the crew noticed a few areas which did not appear to be as straight as they could be, so the Camaro was quickly treated to another coat of sprayable polyester, guide coated, and blocked once again.  Primers are not shiny, so it is hard to see how reflections will appear after the car has been painted, clearcoated, and buffed smooth.   A large board with stripes printed on it was used to verify a straight reflection in the body panels.

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    #4869
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    Next, the car was cleaned, masked, and rolled into the baking paint booth for exterior color and clearcoat. We were very excited to see the results!

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    #4870
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    We let the car cure in the sun for a couple days to let the clear outgas and harden.   The car looked really nice “straight out of the gun”.  

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    #4871
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    Next, the clear coat was wet sanded in preparation for black Z/28 stripes. JJ used a factory assembly manual to lay out the stripes to Chevrolet specifications. The car was then cleaned and mask and the stripes were painted in black.

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    #4872
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    Some of the smaller pieces were then sprayed in blue and clear coated.   There are a lot of parts on a Camaro!

    After final clearcoat, the car was allowed to outgas before wetsanding and buffing.    The crew utilized this time to begin final reassembly of the car.  

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