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Orig Paint dilemma

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Hey guys. Just wondering what I should do. I have a 67 SS Tahoe Turq. w/ its orig. paint, but its scratched a little (all orig body, no rust at all. Just 1 deep scratch and a few that won buff out) I dunno if I should repaint over a survivor body & paint. It just bugs me knowing about those blemishes. Should I swallow my pride, paint it, or get touch up paint. Like I said its orig. body and i'm afraid if I dont cover this one big scratch it may rust. Alsol, the chrome has been discoloring on the bumpers (not so shiny) should I rechrome or is there some type of a miracle wax? Lastly, how do I get former, non-orig stripe goo off the sides (atrleast I dont think the stripes were orig. fdidnt find the buioldsheet yet, but was peeled off before I got it. They were white stripes on the lower pas\rt of body from front to rear) I am intending on showing this car and having it scored for originality (dunno how that goes about the rules?) thanks and appreciate it
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I haven't seen the scratch but I would consider just touching it up since it is the original paint job. I'd hit the bumpers with the buffer and some compound to see if the discoloration goes away. If not, a rechrome or replacement would be the only way to fix it. 67's had a lower body stripe optional that was a decal. Maybe your looking at the reminents of it? Just a little gas on a rag might cut it off. Lacquer thinner would cut the goo but also mess up the paint around it.
Personally, I think if you showed up at a car show with an original painted,unrestored, 40 year old 67 SS Chevelle you would have crowd control problems. Nobody (not me anyway) has seen an original one in quite some time
You can go to the parts house that has "Dupli-color" in spray cans and see if you can find your color in a spray can. If so, spray some in the lid and get a brush and touch it up.
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