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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 19, 2:28 PM Thread Starter
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Changing Stripes

I'm in a negotiation on a 70 Chevelle that is Cranberry Red and has black stripes on hood and deck. Car is painted base clear. Would it be possible to change the color of the stripes to white? If so, how big or an ordeal would that be and what would that cost at a professional shop?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 19, 2:37 PM
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Re: Changing Stripes

It all depends on the shop doing the work. Best guess you would be looking at 1500-2000 BUT.. Make sure whomever does the stripes does them correctly. About 90% of repainted 70-72 Chevelles out there have stripes that are far from correct. Being it is already base/clear they aren't "correct" but when I say correct I am referring to the dimensions.

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Re: Changing Stripes

How involved do you want to get? Conceivably one could simply mask off the cranberry paint at the black stripes and repaint just the white stripes on top of the existing black stripes...

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 19, 3:39 PM
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Are the stripes buried under the clear or single stage on top? Both methods are used, and make a big difference in how you change it.

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Re: Changing Stripes

My guess is they are buried under the clear. I agree, if they are in fact on top of the clear it would be easy enough to wet sand them off, masked it up and respray. Under the clear, only real option is to respray the entire hood/trunk/rear deck panel, way more involved, Red may not match etc.

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Re: Changing Stripes

Not a big deal, but I would budget at least $1500. You would block the existing stripes with 800-1000 to get a flat surface, fine line mask the existing stripes, shoot white base, then clear the entire hood and trunk. The more coats of clear the better you'll be able to wet sand the edges to get the stripes totally smooth and buried. You will have to follow the existing footprint of the stripes otherwise it could require repainting the red as well.
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Re: Changing Stripes

I don't do body work, nor do I know a lot about paint. But if you're going to have the stripes re-done, do yourself a big favor: Order this kit, and bring it to the place that you bring your Chevelle to, and give it to them. That's what I did, and not only did the stripes on my 70 Chevelle come out perfect, and correct, but the owner of the place thanked me for bringing that kit to him. He said that the kit and the instructions that are included with it were excellent and made his job easier when it came to the stripes.....

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I am glad you are not talking about your pet, " ZEBRA ", That would be tough!...
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Re: Changing Stripes

If you really want to go cheap.... get a white vinyl stripe kit and put them over the top of the black... that's assuming the painted strips are reasonably close to the correct size

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