Category Archives: 1971 Camaro
Shine on II
Today was paint day for the body of the Camaro. We spent a couple of hours this morning masking off the areas that we werent painting, then just before lunch we started spraying. A coat of sealer was sprayed over the primer areas and since the rest of the paint on the car was in good shape, we just sprayed base right over the old clear. Once the base coat was on and dry, a couple of coats of PPG’s high solids clear was sprayed. Tomorrow, we lay down the ghost stripes.
Today we were able to get some painting done on the Camaro. We started with painting the bottom side of the hood and trunk. We then painted the inside of doors. Once all that was dry, we flipped them over and painted the top side. While these were getting painted, the car was getting its final sanding so that tomorrow it can be made shiny. On a separate note, I will try to get that camera lens cleaned tomorrow.
Closer to paint day
This Camaro is almost ready to paint. We painted the roll bars last week and started getting the body ready for paint. Today we put the final sanding on the car as well as the final priming. We will only have to sand the new primer seen here before painting. The doors, hood and trunk are all ready for paint. We will get the doors trimmed out tomorrow
What a drag
Bars, bars and more bars. We will be painting the roll cage in this Camaro hopefully tomorrow. It will definitely be a challenge. We have painted a few roll cages in our time but this one is definitely takes the cake. We have had the car for a few days and have the inside prepped for paint. We also have the firewall smoothed up and primed. We will be painting that as well. Once the inside is done, we will have a few holes to weld up in the quarters where the old spoiler was mounted. This won’t be used anymore, so we will make those go away. We also have already primed the fiberglass hood, trunk, and doors and those are ready to paint. We will get some pictures tomorrow and try to get those posted for your viewing pleasure.