Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
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.
66 Chevelle hardtop - LFX 3.6 liter V6/6L50 6 speed auto trans, 3.07 10 bolt, full Hotchkis suspension, Wilwood 4 wheel discs, white with red interior, cowl hood.