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post #211 of 250 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 19, 2:28 PM
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Re: After 17 years on this site... 1968 Chevelle 300 2dr Post

So Ben. If you end up painting your car will you do that yourself or maybe go the Maaco route?
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Yea, I'd almost rather go back to old school primer black or grey than have to mess with wrap removal and glue residue. Or just drive it the way it is until I could get it into paint.

Wraps and plasti dip are ok for rides that aren't gonna be clean builds as the endgame.
Yup... The other thing to consider is that it does need some panel replacement... And like everything else Its something that I probably should figure out how to do myself.... If i wrap it, then its gotta come off to cut and weld on panels. If i leave it off, I can mess around with cutting and welding and it won't look any "worse" LOL.
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Why not just go with a good primer job ? I'm not painting mine for awhile and several friends have said they love the flat black look
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Why not just go with a good primer job ? I'm not painting mine for awhile and several friends have said they love the flat black look
I like the satin black look and that was originally my plan... but the car has decent looking patina, so I'll probably continue to run it as-is and start doing panel replacement next winter.

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Why not just go with a good primer job ? I'm not painting mine for awhile and several friends have said they love the flat black look
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I am not an expert but I believe that if done in primer that the body is still open to moisture and could possibly continue to deteriorate but if done in satin black it would be sealed off. So can anyone confirm or deny this? So basically it it paint vs primer.
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I like getting the green off of it. The "Patina" looks pretty good. One guys said to primer it. If you went with Epoxy primer you wouldn't have to worry about rust. Don't

just regular primer it over bare metal! I had a friend in high school that did this with his 56 Chevy hardtop. We both had 56 chevys. He got rust all under the primer... Not a good thing.
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Ben, leave the stock green on it and rock it like it is. Terry
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Done! What a pita this project has been, but couldn't be happier with the results.

Finished sanding and painting the wheel over the weekend and installed today.

Decided not to proceed with repairing and dye-ing the original door panels... Will pickup a set of new ones instead.
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I'm glad you ended up not selling that wheel. I think it's super cool and looks great after you got the color changed.
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I'm glad you ended up not selling that wheel. I think it's super cool and looks great after you got the color changed.
I have to say that I like it a lot better now that its black. The Horn button is really striking with the chrome accents. Really wasn't when it was the green/gold.

PITA to sand and prep a wheel for paint.... Like everything else with the color change project I guess! LOL
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So that's what the 300 Deluxe wheel looks like. Mine came with the 3 spoke Malibu wheel. Looks great Ben. Terry
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So that's what the 300 Deluxe wheel looks like. Mine came with the 3 spoke Malibu wheel. Looks great Ben. Terry
Yes- This would have been the base wheel for 300 series cars.
Mine is just a 300, not a deluxe.

The 300 deluxe also recieved an extra "chrome" (mylar) horizontal strip on the door panel, vs the 300 cars that did not.

very subtle stuff.

I also discovered while redoing my dash bulbs that there is no wire on this car (because its a 300 i assume) for the heater control light bulb. The socket hole is on the control, but there is no corresponding wire or socket for a bulb to go there. I thought about just splicing into one of the others, but in the end left it as it was. Weird.

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Yes- This would have been the base wheel for 300 series cars.

Mine is just a 300, not a deluxe.



The 300 deluxe also recieved an extra "chrome" (mylar) horizontal strip on the door panel, vs the 300 cars that did not.



very subtle stuff.



I also discovered while redoing my dash bulbs that there is no wire on this car (because its a 300 i assume) for the heater control light bulb. The socket hole is on the control, but there is no corresponding wire or socket for a bulb to go there. I thought about just splicing into one of the others, but in the end left it as it was. Weird.
They probably saved 50 cents by omitting that wire.

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They probably saved 50 cents by omitting that wire.
I know right??? Lol.

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I believe there were 2 different heater controls, early production and late production. The reason i say this is because my '68 300 deluxe was built on the last shift of the last day of '68 production for the Fremont, Ca. plant. My heater controls have a lighted face, provision for the bulb and the wiring to power the bulb. I bought a set of heater controls at a swap meet just for the cables, this set up did not have the provisions for a bulb. I don't know when the swap meet part was built, but as we know, G.M. did weird stuff back then. Just my opinion , not proven fact. Terry
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