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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Help with Painting Front Clip in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Flawed or not, it looks pretty good to me! Plus, maybe some nice waxing will give it a more even ...
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    Re: Help with Painting Front Clip

    Flawed or not, it looks pretty good to me! Plus, maybe some nice waxing will give it a more even gloss and help to hide the subtle paint differences. I've seen (never tried it) something called the "black box" which is a waxing kit specifically for black cars...I saw it at an auto parts store around here.

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    Got it outside with an overcast. Huge difference but not as bad as I thought it would be. I thought the colors would be different, like the black wouldnt be as dark as the other. They are the same shade of black, its just the reflection thats different. It still looks bad and will have to be repainted.




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    That car looks mean Sam. I like it without the chrome (I know you'd probably have to add it though since the rivits are already there for it)

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    Re: Help with Painting Front Clip

    So here's a quick pic of it in the sun at its worse, definitely see the color difference. Just not as deep of color. I'll post some pics of the body work when I get a chance. That didnt turn out perfect either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn
    So here's a quick pic of it in the sun at its worse, definitely see the color difference. Just not as deep of color. I'll post some pics of the body work when I get a chance. That didnt turn out perfect either.
    I guess you'll have to blend the doors into the quarters?

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    I'm gonna repaint the whole thing with help from a friend that paints.

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    Re: Help with Painting Front Clip

    Although not perfect, it is awesome!
    I just stumbled upon your painting project, and wish I would have before hand.
    I took the easy route and had my car painted, I wish I would have done like you and did it myself.
    You not only will have a car that has paint and body done right, but you will also have tools and a valuable skill.
    I'm impressed.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Re: Help with Painting Front Clip

    Thanks for the kind words. I'm looking foward to repainting. It cost a little under $900 to start from scratch to with no tools, should cost about $3-400 to repaint it again. The question is should I do single stage or base/clear for the repaint?

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    Re: Help with Painting Front Clip

    The nose of the car without the hood looks even longer than with the hood if that's possible. Love it.

    What model year of Impala are those wheels off of again? And what size are the tires? Is there any rubbing on the frame with full lock on the steering, or in back?

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