Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by rex362, Jun 13, 2009.
yeah these things were very sloppy from the factory....
I think it came out pretty damn good. You might think about going into business!
Re: stripping paint off platic grill
Been there, done that. Periodically, check your rubber gloves for tears if you're using it for more than a couple minutes at a time. I used it to clean some stuff and punctured both of my rubber gloves. The Castrol leaked in. I thought it was just sweat from the gloves not breathing. After an hour of cleaning with it, I washed my hands and could tell right away that something wasn't right. I put lotion on my hands and the skin just absorbed it. No matter how much lotion I put on my hands, they still felt like leather that got wet and sat out in the sun for a day. It hurt to bend my fingers. Felt like I was going to tear the skin open or something.
Me toop Like shoving that pizza in your mouth that just came out of the oven!:spank:
I need to fix my 69 grille,i keep saying i'll do it during winter...that was 4 winters ago.
It looks great Frank,congrats & thanks for the tips:gp:
I am on my second one my original one ,after a few deep scratches fixed
and a crack ..
this grill I have is another animal all together ...any paint
I spray on the silver argent areas it blisters up like crazy ou: :eek2:
I think UFO's might of abducted this grill and affected by the blue ray light
After stripping, fixing, sanding, or whatever else you do to it, you MUST wipe every stinkin' inch of the thing with cleaner degreaser and LET IT DRY.
Then you can start spraying your paint. At this point you never ever touch the grill with your bare fingers or contaminated gloves.
This is one part of a resto that will make you yearn for many beers with a side of pancakes.:moonu:
wet sanded wiped and cleaned with dish soap 2 hr dry o No:
gloves ? what are those p
it dont like solvents /lacquer thinners ....I try again
could be the adhesive from backside of my tape job maybe ...mmmmm
I'm assuming you're using "Flat Black". Well, Silver doesn't like Flat Black and vice-versa. For some reason they interact with each other and either blend, turn muddy, or won't dry. You must let one throughly dry before using the other. o No:
Also resist that urge to touch for several hours or better yet one day. :spank:
I've been a modeler for about 50 years and I've always used Easy-Off to strip paint. :TU:
no not flat black ....gloss black
yea that silver is very touch stuff ...runs easy but
it sprays out so nice :grin: :spank:
Figured out the secret to the closest and best thing to paint the silver
on our Grills ...(maybe somebody mentioned it elsewhere)
lays down nice and it sticks and touch ups blend in good and it dries
fast so guys like me can start touching it right away :bla:
is the GS emblem in correct location ?
to much dust here ...wrapped up
my all black one above the door...so thieves cant spot it
the note says .....thats CPK71 /Chris...he looking for one
Congrats Looks great , I redid 4 or 5 of them awhile back repairs and paint ,
very time consuming , tapeing is the hardest part
Again look real nice!
Emblem looks too far inboard to me, should be on the outside edge of that vertical line...mine had small squares where the emblem pins passed through to guide the assembly guys...pic attached (dusty but shows the vertical line nicely) o No:
Grille looks great!
thanks Tim .....
Nope thank you for the perpetual restoration thread! :laugh: Love watching the progress and you are doing a great job! :beer
Tim , the grille pic you posted is that your 71 or 72 ? Just making sure of which to clean and use since I have 2 different grilles .
The convertible is a 72, here is a pic of a 71...nothing alike:
Thanks Tim .
Mike is that a pic of your car in your avatar ?
I had success with stripping the paint offf my grill. Mine haad layers and layers of silver paint. When I spoke to Dave Tumas at the Nats and he suggested wrapping it up in plastic and letting the Easy Off sit on the grill for a day:idea2: . Stupid me, I was spraying it on and hosing it right off. :spank: No wonder the crap wasnt working!
Well, I tried Dave's little trick and the paint literally fell off! I took the black garbage bag off and the paint was bubbled up. Took a razor blade and gave it a quick scrape- gobs of gooey silver paint! I did two other applications and now my grill is grey plastic once again! I really thought the grill was a goner. Thanks for the tip Dave! :beer