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    The second cover sent me was worked and is...

    The second cover sent me was worked and is installed on the car. See photo below. That's the one I spent over 100 hours on. It fits because I worked the hell out of it. Aftermarket large parts are...
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    Aftermarket Urethane Bumpers--A fiasco to fit

    Guys, this may be car specific, but I thought my comments may be of value to others. First some background.

    I'm the original owner of a 79 Pontiac Trans Am WS6, L-78/72 Pontiac engine equipped...
  3. Exceeding the 24 hour window to apply clear: Chroma base coat

    Today, I contacted Tech Support at Axalta. I was advised that once the 24 hour window to apply clear has passed, the previously applied base coat needs to be sanded and another coat of base coat...
  4. Base coat on front bumper cover

    http://www.pontiacstreetperformance.com/graphix/basecoat1.jpg

    http://www.pontiacstreetperformance.com/graphix/basecoat2.jpg
  5. Time has marched along and is almost paint ready

    Since my original post above, my Trans Am has been worked on considerably by me. Old paint was stripped to bare metal and I'm using Axalta's (old Dupont) products from stem to stern. The car is...
  6. Thanks--I read the article. Another...

    Thanks--I read the article.

    Another question. I was just informed by a local company that performs soda blasting that the don't perform this service on plastic bumper covers. It's too harsh on...
  7. Wax and Grease Remover--Prep Sol

    Len--
    The DuPont product that I previously used two decades ago was Prep-Sol. I bought a gallon of it and had some left over after using it all the time. I used it on the bare metal before adding...
  8. Should I start a new thread on Paint Removal or continue here?

    More questions--trying to get my ducks in a row, so to speak.

    Removing all the paint has been decided. So, the next facet is what works best. As I mentioned the hood and roof had been previously...
  9. Bottom Line: Take the paint off to be safe--new pallet is best

    Gentlemen, thanks for your inputs. It certainly appears based on your collective experience that attempting to keep the acrylic lacquer sanded topcoats and substrates in place will be very...
  10. Bob K. What is your experience with Nason? I...

    Bob K. What is your experience with Nason? I would think that if Spies Hecker urethane is problematic, all urethanes would be too. But that's an assumption of course. A sealer, as you mentioned,...
  11. Urethane over lacquer: Must all old paint be removed?

    Original owner of a '79 Trans Am. In '92-93 the exterior was refinished using a B/C acrylic lacquer system from Dupont. The body was straight and little needed to be done. After consulting with...
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