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#1 Gary400 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 06:23 PM

i have a few questions , is it paint or powder coat thats on it now ? ( it factory ) if it is powder coat do i have to take all of it off or can i sand it and paint ? if its paint what kind of paint ? ( enamel , lacquer )

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 06:25 PM

It's an enamel, so you can overcoat with std enamel, acrylic enamel, or urethane enamels, but not lacquer.
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Posted April 11, 2011 - 06:40 PM

thank you , i was told one time that they were powder coat but i had my doubt they were . i know back in 86 i worked at a john deere dealership in the paint shop and i repainted many GT and just used enamel paint . did i just tell my age lol.

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Posted April 12, 2011 - 08:42 AM

. did i just tell my age lol.

don't think about it as age but as experience.

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Posted April 12, 2011 - 10:41 PM

When I repainted my 318 this spring we just sanded down the finish, wherever it is still adhered to the metal well there is no sense in taking it all off. Rusty spots you want to sand to the metal of course.




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