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This is a discussion on trans am rear filler panel black out within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; anyone know how to black out or smoooth out the rear filler panel on a TA? i got the black ...

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    trans am rear filler panel black out

    anyone know how to black out or smoooth out the rear filler panel on a TA? i got the black overlays for the bird and trns am for the panel but the fit is not perfect, so need another way. oh yeah, if my door says my car was built 6/99, is it 99 or 2000 model? insurance says 99, but i dunno. thx

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    It should be a 99, but the emissions sticker under the hood or the options sticker in the glove box should tell you. If you google your vin it should tell you the year also.

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    My husband used a cloth soaked in Naptha and it wiped right off.


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    What tips are those? They look badass.

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    What tips are those? They look badass.
    they look like corsa tips...

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    i used a light buffing compound and a wheel and buffed it off, still stays shiny afterward

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    Quote Originally Posted by cascade View Post
    What tips are those? They look badass.
    Dirty Corsa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01blkformula View Post
    i used a light buffing compound and a wheel and buffed it off, still stays shiny afterward
    Yup Yup. I just took off the "Trans Am" part and colored the bird. I'll try to get some pics later today.

    But just an orbital buffer and rubbing compound took it right off and gave it a nice shine.

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    sweet. ill give it a try. thanks for the help

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    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showth...center+section

    'Search' function is your friend, ..., 'Center taillight', 'polish' or 'polished', ..., etc., ...

    Follow the directions & you should acheive what you're looking for.

    Motorized tools will complete this job much faster than by hand also.



    Start with nail polish remover to get rid of leftover red/pink paint.

    Then wet-sand, then polish.

    And Welcome a'board', ...





    (From some of my previous posts, ...)



    I've done literally DOZENS of these things over the last couple years, ...



    Yes, nail polish remover will remove the leftover red fading ink first.

    I start with a 600 grit, keeping it wet, using a small 1/4 sheet sander.

    Then on to 1200-1500 by hand, then finish by hand with 2000 grit, keeping them wet while sanding to wash away the contamination.

    Then I use an old Black & Decker orbital polisher with Zaino's Glass Polish first,

    You'll get the same/similar description by most anyone else who has done it. Although some may not put that much work into it, .... You can also use other brands of polish. I've tried others, but didn't get the same quality results as I do with the Zaino process.



    Good Luck!



    (By the way, I do all this with the units screwed down to my temp workbench work surface. Not on the car.)



    And yes, you can buy them from GM without the text/bird, or even other colors of the text/bird already. But they'll cost ya a lot more depending on the style you want.



    All from GmPartsDirect.com

    Firebird tail filler panel (from 93-97 Firebird V6) = 5977293---------------------$105.60 w/s&h&tax

    Firebird tail filler panel (from 93-97 Formula) (plain black - no logo) = 5977294--$102.13 w/s&h&tax

    Firebird tail filler panel (from 94 25th Anniv TA) (white logo) = 5977296--------- (Not available anymore)

    Firebird tail filler panel (from 93-94 Trans Am) = 5978095----------------------$100.72 w/s&h&tax

    Firebird tail filler panel (from 95-97 Firebird 3800 GT V6) = 5978095-------------$100.72 w/s&h&tax

    Firebird tail filler panel (from 95-98 Trans Am) = 5977286-----------------------$95.65 w/s&h&tax

    Firebird tail filler panel (from 99 Trans Am) = 5978095--------------------------$100.72 w/s&h&tax

    Firebird tail filler panel (from 99 30th Anniv TA) (white logo) = 16525477--------$97.70 w/s&h&tax

    Firebird tail filler panel (from 00-02 Trans Am) = 5977286 ----------------------$95.65 w/s&h&tax

    Firebird tail filler panel (from 02 CETA) (silver logo) = 10312725-----------------$108.09 w/s&h&tax





    And for decals, I'd also recommend,

    bfranker.badz28.com/vinyl/vinyl.htm



    Send me a PM if yer interested in buying a polished one for $45 shipped to yer door in the US48 States!

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