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I'm repainting a 1988 GT thread by pastor Dennis
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All the sanding of the primer is complete.
Phil starting first coat of color


one coat red 81


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/\ lookin good

 
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Thanks 2.5, I definitely need to redo a bit of the tape. We actually had some good weather fairly consistent even for Missouri. The garage has a large attic fan Im pulling the air thru with and we built a paint booth and vacuumed the whole garage twice. Haven't noticed any dust problems (yet) and keeping a close watch on it.
Sanding the primer is painstakingly slow, but I know I need to do this well for the overall good.
The goal is to complete the sanding Friday and shoot 2 coats of color (red 81) and 3 coats of clear Saturday


Another trick is wet down the floor to keep dust down.

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Originally posted by notwohorns:


You put them in that cup over there


The one labeled gas cap screws?
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Car has 54k on her. Now she looks it.
Here's the clear




sorry, this one's kinda dark
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Nice! Remember to find out when the best time is to buff after painting. Also after that wait the proper time then use a breathable sealant if you plan to "wax" it.
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Beautiful!
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Looks good

I took mine to maaco though 😬😬😄
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Looks good. Keep it up

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This really makes me wish I could get mine complete. Nice!
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Thanks, I'll post more when I get her buffed...

and trim back on....

and muffler....

exhaust tips...

windshield...

Wow, it'll be winter !
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Removing the markers is simple ... removing the trim will be a PIA .... you will need new trim retainers as they are brittle and get destroyed when removing them ....

Danyel



THIS is correct. Just carefully mask the trim. I dont take stuff like this off except for a $5000 paint job.....which is why its a $5000 paint job.

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Yeah, I plan on being incredibly careful. Plus I've never put the trim back in place before.
Kinda wish I had practiced with some new clips on the old trim before I did all the primer/paint.

I did receive my new side trim and I did order extra clips, so be praying for me.
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Here's the painted side markers. Only had one broken one.


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This looks awesome! I was always under the impression the body panels all had to come off to really do it right. Thanks for sharing!
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Looks pretty nice. I generally wet sand and buff about 2-3 days after painting. It needs that to dry enough. Longer makes it a LOT harder to sand or buff. Ive had hoods that dried over a month and spent 5 hours just on it.

Its too late now, but another trick to keep dust off while painting, is hanging a chain over some chassis part to the ground to dissipate static electricity which attracts dust and lint. Its very rare I panel off paint anything in 50 years of doing it. Too many ifs...parts the color mismatches, you damage the paint reassembling it, and trying to get finished parts lined back up. I dont care if a part is painted where you cant ever see it anyway. I never had anyone take a door panel or fender off to see if the inside was painted or not. It also take a lot more paint to paint them apart.
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pastor Dennis, you have inspired me quite a bit with your efforts.

Now the closest I have ever gotten to doing a paint job on a car was with my last Formula.
Can you say Rustoleum roller job? LOL.

If anyone is interested, or wants a good laugh, here is a link to some pics of it. Bottom is before, obviously. lol
https://sites.google.com/site/davevr4/

I was actually starting to like it when I sold it and had 3 more coats to put (sponge brush and roller) on and then buff, but you have shown me the light.

It can be done well and properly in a garage!
Thanks for posting this, and can't wait to see it completed.
Nice job!
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I'm getting ready to re-instal the smooth black trim on the sides. I bought the full trim kit and some extra clips from The Fiero Store.
Are these rivets? lol
Any tips?
I haven't even opened all the parts yet.
There may be instructions, but I'd like to hear from some of you who have done this before.

thanks again,
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Hey Railshot,

The formula looked great. Are you going to paint the GT?

How far are you from Twin Lakes? We were there for a car show at the very beginning of summer. It was at a waterpark back parking lot. No Fiero's tho lol
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Hey Railshot,

The formula looked great. Are you going to paint the GT?

How far are you from Twin Lakes? We were there for a car show at the very beginning of summer. It was at a waterpark back parking lot. No Fiero's tho lol


I just may do the GT that way also.
Worst that could happen is that I need to take it in for a "real" paint job. LOL.
The Formula really looked better in person than the pictures make it look.

Twin Lakes? Let me see...... I drive to there every time I need anything, and go through there twice a day on my way to work and back.
That to me is the "big city"... We like it out here!
Roughly, 5 miles from me.

As far as Fiero's in the area, I have seen one other one, and he is in Twin Lakes I believe.
Small world eh?
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Got the new windshield and seal yesterday.
Posting pics tonight.

New muffler and SS exhaust tips tomorrow !

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Originally posted by pastor Dennis:

I'm getting ready to re-instal the smooth black trim on the sides. I bought the full trim kit and some extra clips from The Fiero Store.
Are these rivets? lol
Any tips?
I haven't even opened all the parts yet.
There may be instructions, but I'd like to hear from some of you who have done this before.

thanks again,
Dennis


If I remember correctly, those plastic clips have one solid side and the opposite side has 2 little fingers. If thats correct, you put the fingers toward the bottom on the body, then to put the molding on them, you put the molding over the fingers at the bottom first, then push it on with some pressure towards the top. The top then pops onto the clip. Taking them off, you pry out the top with a tool or putty knife while pushing the molding toward the top. when the top is released, you just push the molding downward to get it off the fingers. Those fingers are what usually snap off when they are old and brittle.

Someone will confirm this is the type of clip on a Fiero. Its been 15 years since I took any off.

*** Just a little tip that can save you some materials money. When you pick your color, ask the counterman if they have any returned paint. Sometimes dealers return mismatched paint or people never pick it up, so they put it on a back shelf. If they have something close, or some you can mix together to get close, buy those to use for your first coat. You could save $50-$100 on a quart. ie/ for a Medium Metallic Red, you might find a can of unused brite red you can darken a bit with black or dark blue to use for a first cover coat.

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Thanks Roger. I'll practice with the old trim and some extra clips first.
Some say put clips in trim first.
IDK but I have a lot left to finish.
Muffler and stainless exhaust tips today.
here's the before pic

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How much paint and primer did you buy?
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LornesGT,

I bought 2 Quarts of Red color 81
1 Gallon of clear coat
1 Quart hardner
2 Quarts reducer
1 Gallon general purpose solvent
1 pk tax clothes

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Thanks, I was curious if I bought enough to be able to practice before I shoot. I do have a friend who paint most likely going that route. I have I about a third of mine stripped but I went to the black primer and some spots thru that. The car has been painted before I didn't want to chance any problem.

I will be in St. Joe this September/ October time frame when I figure out my training route. Might have to stop and see this beauty.
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