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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 20, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about repainting

I have a 69 Chevelle that was painted by someone that apparently didn't know what masking tape or sandpaper was
The paint is flaking off due to little or no prep. I know I should strip it first, but what about the door jams? I do not want to bead blast since I'll have to completely disassemble. I know to get a good paint job I should remove the hood, deck lid and fenders, but m concerned with getting sand inside the car as it has new interior. Any recommendations??
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 20, 1:25 PM
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Re: Thinking about repainting

When I had my 67 convertible painted, I pulled the almost new interior prior to sending it to the paint shop. Everything except the dash and dash pad. It took me a couple of hours.
I also pulled the bumpers, grill, headlights, taillights, emblems, window felts. Pretty much everything except the door handles.
The shop pulled the hood, trunk lid and doors. They didn’t blast the car because the old paint was was in pretty good shape, no flaking, etc.
All this gets back to the fact that prep is 90% of a paint job. I saved money by removing everything I could so they didn’t have to and there would be minimum masking mistakes.
In your case with old paint that needs to be removed, I would use a dustless blasting service for the entire exterior.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 20, 2:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Thinking about repainting

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When I had my 67 convertible painted, I pulled the almost new interior prior to sending it to the paint shop. Everything except the dash and dash pad. It took me a couple of hours.
I also pulled the bumpers, grill, headlights, taillights, emblems, window felts. Pretty much everything except the door handles.
The shop pulled the hood, trunk lid and doors. They didn’t blast the car because the old paint was was in pretty good shape, no flaking, etc.
All this gets back to the fact that prep is 90% of a paint job. I saved money by removing everything I could so they didn’t have to and there would be minimum masking mistakes.
In your case with old paint that needs to be removed, I would use a dustless blasting service for the entire exterior.
Yes, I have been looking at dustless blasting. Got a lot of things to do before I take this on. Want to drive it some this spring and summer. How about the headliner? I have a new one to install, but was kind of waiting.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 20, 2:25 PM
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Re: Thinking about repainting

"suprdave1", if you want a nice job, disassemble it. Don't try to "cut corners" like the previous guy did… You know the results…

Good luck,

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 20, 9:06 PM Thread Starter
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"suprdave1", if you want a nice job, disassemble it. Don't try to "cut corners" like the previous guy did… You know the results…

Good luck,

Claude.
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