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89 K5 Shell painting

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazercokid, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. blazercokid

    blazercokid Newbie

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    Does anyone have any suggestions on what to use to paint the shell on my 89 K5? It is the stock top so I think it is a gel/fiberglass composite. I am having my blazer painted but the place does not want to paint the shell. They don’t have much experience doing them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. trailblazr81

    trailblazr81 1/2 ton status

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    I just bought some rattle cans of cheap satin white from OSH when I painted my 81 shell. I had a 86 that was painted with gloss auto paint. Corvette's are fiberglass and they are sprayed with auto paint.
     
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    My K5 is black everywhere - when I just painted it I wanted contrast so I painted the bumpers and top in a semi-gloss industrial paint. It was easy to shoot and came out great! I left the texture on the top and prepped it for paint with scotchbrite and the reducer recommended by the paint (mineral spirits in this case).
     

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