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Postby AusRs » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:14 am

acstestinc wrote:AusRs: Could the black that's coming off on your parts be oxidised plastic instead of paint? When I polished mine the cloth would come out pitch black from the sun baked plastic and that was on parts that hadn't seen sunlight for 25 yrs.


nope was not oxidised plastic as it had primer under it .......one set came off of a car that had been painted before
one set came off of a car that has never had any paintwork done to it (except the bottom of 1 door under the stripe !)
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Postby steelhead » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:00 am

some are black and some are painted [img][img]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t101/steelhead4/monza051.jpg[/img]
tried painting a set with flat but I'm going to redo with a low gloss.But I think I'll try polishing the other set, yours looks great
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Postby spyder_xlch » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:09 pm

Has anyone ever painted the louvers body color? I don't think I've ever seen one done that way. The right color may look nice.
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Postby AusRs » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:27 pm

maybe GM had 2 different suppliers ...one made black and the other didnt
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Postby steelhead » Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:26 pm

well I tried polishing one with some plastic scratch remover and repainted one of the flat black ones with low gloss
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Postby fyrftr50 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:04 pm

Which is which Lanse?
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Postby steelhead » Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:53 pm

sorry, the top is polished the middle is low gloss bumper and the bottom is just a flat black.I like the low gloss myself, I think I could get the wide area looking better with more polishing but the edges are pretty rough as for the flat it just doesn't look right.
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Postby spyder_xlch » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:29 pm

The flat black just looks like it's faded. The low gloss looks good and the polished one with alittle more time spent on it would look good too. I think the low gloss would be the best way to go, atleast it's the one i like best. What is the show room correct finish? Were they semi-gloss or shiny?
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Postby fyrftr50 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:03 pm

I'm not sure what they were from the factory, my guess was a semi gloss like the top one. I painted mine a semi gloss like the middle one you have, but for my Road Hawk I'm going to go with a pokished look (cheaper too, lol)
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Postby res0o7eb » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:43 pm

I like the silver edging on those better than all black.
spyder_xlch wrote:Has anyone ever painted the louvers body color? I don't think I've ever seen one done that way. The right color may look nice.
Some Buick Skyhawks were painted body color from the factory. Well, the door louver if it has the SS 'targa band' or whatever it's called. I know of at least one anyway.
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Postby rm617 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:04 pm

Here are a couple pics from my Mirage. They seem to be the semi-gloss. Notice the silver on the rear of the door louver wraps around to the rear of the louver.(does that make sense?)
Keep in mind these are on an 18,500 mile original car.
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Postby fyrftr50 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:59 pm

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Would you say the trim is silver or grey? My Road Hawk has similar treatment that I will need to replicate although it's shape is different, not a louvered look but a couple large outlined rectangles with the door also with the same look.
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Postby rm617 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:20 pm

Definitely silver. Almost reminds me of model paint silver.
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Postby cjbiagi » Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:28 pm

I also painted mine semi flat with silver edges. This is how they were stock.[/img]
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Postby MIKESMONZA » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:04 am

:arrow: drooooooooooouuuuuuuuLLLLLL :hump: :woohoo: That is fantastic,Mike
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