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Guest Anonymous

Hi People,

My hood has a large gouge and some rust on it,

the body shop quoted $275 to fix and repaint to

match my non original PO gold paint (unknown


Seems fair, but was wondering what a used hood

might cost, Anyone else think a matt black hood

would like good with the gold paint and my black

trim and mirrors? Hot/Not?

Thanks for your opinion.


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I don't know about the chicks, but every rice rocket

now wants to race this one, with a 38/38 and 3.90

lsd no chance.

Get some rattle can spray can from the auto paint

store, semi gloss, degrease, gray scuff pad and

spray away (of course mask first), hit the deck lid

too and you've got the alpina look!

Have fun


72 2002

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I've always liked the 'sueded' look on classic hot rods, and a stripped 2002 looks just fine that way to me. No need to worry about scratches, just reshoot the damaged part.

I'm in the middle of painting my tub these days. I've chosen to paint it with an industrial water-based paint because it's not toxic (I don't have the proper safety equipment for isocyanate stuff) and it won't explode (I don't have a real spray booth). The primer claims to withstand a 1000-hr salt spray test. It goes on OK, but gives a fairly rough finish. A quick scrub with 800-grit wet-or-dry makes it reasonably smooth. I haven't started on the color coat yet, but I've chosen 'Safety Green Gloss' from the same manufacturer. The product is known as 'Breakthrough', and goes for about $45 per gallon. Getting the viscosity right for my Craftsman HVLP gun is a bit tricky, but I think I've figured it out now.

By the way, don't buy the 'oil free' Craftsman compressor. The compressor part has a lifetime measured in minutes, not hours. The replacement parts are only about $30, but still, it's a pain to keep rebuilding the compressor.

Long Live Suede!


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