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Old 02-23-2021, 12:34 PM   #26
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Re: My truck got paroled from paint prison today

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Got a huge rush of nostalgia when I saw the pics! Looks EXACTLY like mine when I got it back and started the reassembly. Looks great! Love the glove box emblem!
Thanks! I was thinking the same thing about ours looking similar.
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Old 02-23-2021, 01:07 PM   #27
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Re: My truck got paroled from paint prison today

Looks really nice - I'm with you on the prison thing, mine's been in since end of August. I went the opposite route though - bed first! just got it back last Friday.....
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Old 02-23-2021, 06:49 PM   #28
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What type paint did you men go with? Single stage,or base coat clear coat, urethane, acrylic enamel ? They both look GREAT !
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:18 PM   #29
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Looks really nice - I'm with you on the prison thing, mine's been in since end of August. I went the opposite route though - bed first! just got it back last Friday.....
So you are backing into the job!
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:19 PM   #30
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What type paint did you men go with? Single stage,or base coat clear coat, urethane, acrylic enamel ? They both look GREAT !
Mine is single stage
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:31 PM   #31
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Looks great! Why did it take months?
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Old 02-23-2021, 10:36 PM   #32
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Because 2020
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:20 PM   #33
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Re: My truck got paroled from paint prison today

The trouble with paint jail is that if you aren't willing to pay the same level as typical collision work it could sit there a long time. Most collision work is remove the old parts and install the new that fit. Not to say a lot of skill isn't involved but not hours of block sanding. No one at the body shop is standing in line to do hours and hours of making the panels straight that weren't straight from the factory.
By the way it looks great.
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Old 02-24-2021, 12:54 AM   #34
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The trouble with paint jail is that if you aren't willing to pay the same level as typical collision work it could sit there a long time. Most collision work is remove the old parts and install the new that fit. Not to say a lot of skill isn't involved but not hours of block sanding. No one at the body shop is standing in line to do hours and hours of making the panels straight that weren't straight from the factory.
By the way it looks great.
I agree. My painter does a lot of small Collision work for car dealers and the auto auction which is right across the street from the shop. So he will squeeze in smaller jobs to keep those customers happy.
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Old 02-24-2021, 11:33 AM   #35
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So you are backing into the job!
Right!

In my case it had more to do with space than anything. Small shop had room for bed (although the Hood, Valence, Front Fenders & Doors were actually prepped first) then I swapped out cab/chassis when I picked up the bed.... This also gave me the time to finish mechanical restoration as I went through all of it. (K20 w/Fuel injected 502, 4L80E, NP205, 6" lift and on and on and on....)

Updated the paint to base coat clear coat as well...

I really like your glove box door/camaro emblem idea - nice touch!
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