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This is a discussion on Official Show your Birds thread! within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by matthewaqui Thank you very much.....OEM paint is the best for all the right reasons. One crack or ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewaqui View Post
    Thank you very much.....OEM paint is the best for all the right reasons. One crack or dent from a paint job and the paint begins to give way.

    When rocks debris hit the original OEM paint, there would be a chip... on the other hand, on a second paint job, that chip would enlarge and crack over time. That's the way I see it.

    Your paint job would have held up better had they sanded it down to the primer. That would have cost you an arm and a leg of a paint job. Oh besides that, a non original factory paint job's clear coat fade much quicker as well. All I can tell you is maintain the factory paint job. You only can have so many coats of paint on your car. The 4th generation body's are all made of those composites. I believe the majority of the vehicle bodies are made that way these days. I have first hand witness the result of crashed a TA.... it's nuts to see it all made of these composites that purely crack and disinergate upon collision. The OEM hood on all Birds are made of that composite as well. No Metal panels.

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    The composit your talking about is SMC "Sheet moulding compound" It has the same expansion characteristics as steel and is far stronger/durable than Fiberglass of the same thickness. Its a great material and also absorbes impact in collisions very well. The hood on the base T/A as well as the rear quarter panels and head light doors are all steel. I would agree that the original finish is the best finish, this is especially true with the fron/rear bumper covers. No aftermarket finish is as durable, flexible or chip resistant as the factory finish reguardless of weather a flex agent was used or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleck View Post
    First off.......Your car is absolutely awesome...love the color and love the flames !! Great job !!

    Second of all...I'm fairly new to posting pics and I want to know how you guys are posting the pics to fit the size of the page ??? I have posted pics and they just come up on the post as little thumb nails that you have to click on to see a larger version ??? Sorry it's off topic !!! HELP !

    Thank you guys

    Oh...yeah...did I say I loved the paint job....lol !!!
    I wish I could say that was my car. That is from the F-Body Gathering 10 in Atlanta. Mine is my avatar.

    Correct SStriker. I thought about the panels being different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blk00ws6 View Post
    I wish I could say that was my car. That is from the F-Body Gathering 10 in Atlanta. Mine is my avatar.

    Correct SStriker. I thought about the panels being different.
    i love your avatar haha. did u post in the "are you annoyed by people burning rubber?" thread?

    u should. just say something, and we all will get the hint with the avatar haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    i love your avatar haha. did u post in the "are you annoyed by people burning rubber?" thread?

    u should. just say something, and we all will get the hint with the avatar haha
    Yeah, that was a fun day.. was that really the best still from that video Doc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KITTvsKARR View Post
    Yeah, that was a fun day.. was that really the best still from that video Doc?
    huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    huh?
    A friend and I were in my Camaro and he was in his T/A.. we all went to the track.. and then afterward we did what you saw.. this video shows the power of my almighty 2.8... LOL

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    You like that?

    It ran a 17.2

    From the factory it ran 17.0.. so I figure 22 years and 180,000 miles to only lose .2 isn't bad at all!!!

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    i love it. wanna trade cars?

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    Hell.. I'll sell it to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KITTvsKARR View Post
    Hell.. I'll sell it to you!
    haha how much

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    Asking 1500

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    Quote Originally Posted by KITTvsKARR View Post
    Asking 1500
    ive had $1500 offers for my car.

    sorry lol

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    Very tue... but my car has a new professional paintjob. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by KITTvsKARR View Post
    Very tue... but my car has a new professional paintjob. :P
    my car has a v8.
    not a big one, but 2.2 liters bigger than yours haha.


    just playin with ya man

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    Maybe so.. but what 20hp more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KITTvsKARR View Post
    Maybe so.. but what 20hp more?
    how much more torque tho????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    i love your avatar haha. did u post in the "are you annoyed by people burning rubber?" thread?

    u should. just say something, and we all will get the hint with the avatar haha
    No, I'll have to check it out

    Quote Originally Posted by KITTvsKARR View Post
    Yeah, that was a fun day.. was that really the best still from that video Doc?
    Yeah. You saw the camera work. More than a little shaky.


    Quote Originally Posted by KITTvsKARR View Post
    A friend and I were in my Camaro and he was in his T/A.. we all went to the track.. and then afterward we did what you saw..
    Thanks for the clearing up Geno. Maybe the "Doc" threw him

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