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What did you do with your Trans Am today?

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    Thanks so much! makes all the work seem worthwhile when I get positive comments,when I got the car it was black. This is the 3rd time I'm painting it orange, I keep on going till I get it right. I'm not a painter so I'm learning as I go. Luckily I have a brother in law that is teaching me.First time I painted it candy tangerine but it turned out burnt orange, second time painted it the same color, came out ok but started to bubble so this time I sanded the car down to the gel coat and the color is PPG Orange glow from their Vibrance collection.
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    That color is nuts! Looks really good...what color was the car before you painted it orange?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyman View Post
    Thanks so much! makes all the work seem worthwhile when I get positive comments,when I got the car it was black. This is the 3rd time I'm painting it orange, I keep on going till I get it right. I'm not a painter so I'm learning as I go. Luckily I have a brother in law that is teaching me.First time I painted it candy tangerine but it turned out burnt orange, second time painted it the same color, came out ok but started to bubble so this time I sanded the car down to the gel coat and the color is PPG Orange glow from their Vibrance collection.
    GMMG painted a car a very similiar color about 5 years ago if I remember correctly, not the exact same but close...I used to own a hugger orange car so i really like the orange colors...hints my name on all the forums just out of curiosity, how big of a pain was it to color swap from black to orange? Did you pull the motor and interior?

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    when I did the color swap I had to pull most of the interior out. all the jams match the orange, I left the bay black., but when I put in the ls3 I painted it black again, just in case I want to change colors again someday. Color swaps are always a pain in the ass. A lot more work is involved since you have to paint the jams, t-top area, etc. I even went as far as painting the engine cradle, shocks, sway arms, control arms etc orange as well
    Quote Originally Posted by theorangeguy View Post
    GMMG painted a car a very similiar color about 5 years ago if I remember correctly, not the exact same but close...I used to own a hugger orange car so i really like the orange colors...hints my name on all the forums just out of curiosity, how big of a pain was it to color swap from black to orange? Did you pull the motor and interior?
    Last edited by jonnyman; 05-30-2013 at 12:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyman View Post
    when I did the color swap I had to pull most of the interior out. all the jams match the orange, I left the bay black., but when I put in the ls3 I painted it black again, just in case I want to change colors again someday. Color swaps are always a pain in the ass. A lot more work is involved since you have to paint the jams, t-top area, etc. I even went as far as painting the engine cradle, shocks, sway arms, control arms etc orange as well
    a black engine bay would actually be pretty cool...a lot of older muscle cars from back in the day used to do that. Oldsmobile being one...I know some of the older 442's had the bays different colors than the exterior a lot of times. Different packages were different colors... Personally, I think it looks cool like that...breaks up the paint scheme some.

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    honestly its staying black this time because its already summer and I want to drive her!! lol don't want her in a garage right now and honestly I'm a little too burnt out to pull the motor and paint the bay.
    Quote Originally Posted by theorangeguy View Post
    a black engine bay would actually be pretty cool...a lot of older muscle cars from back in the day used to do that. Oldsmobile being one...I know some of the older 442's had the bays different colors than the exterior a lot of times. Different packages were different colors... Personally, I think it looks cool like that...breaks up the paint scheme some.

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    Fixed my exhaust squeak last night. I gave it some love with a hammer and plyers put a fresh coat of paint on the bottom of it since I had it out...its officially the cleanest piece on the bottom of the car now Im guessing the next step is cleaning up the rest of the under carriage..................its gonna be raining all weekend so I might get started on it this weekend in the garage



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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyman View Post
    honestly its staying black this time because its already summer and I want to drive her!! lol don't want her in a garage right now and honestly I'm a little too burnt out to pull the motor and paint the bay.
    Looks very awesomely orange !!! Love it 100% .....I agree with theorangeguy the black engine bay is actually a great look it will off set the color of the car and show case the engine itself....Great job John!!
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    Put new wiper blades on? lol went with rain x latitudes 26 on the drivers side and 24 on the passenger, works very well

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    started wet sanding and putting it back together for a few more coats of clear, too damn hot will go back tonight.

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    Spent two days prepping the car for today's all Pontiac show only to find my windshield all cracked this morning. So there went my day.

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    Stone chip that went haywire... or someone intentionally damage it?

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    Its starts at the bottom of the glass under the cowl and goes up. Not sure if it was just a weak point that cracked finally or if some asshole kid hit the car in my complex. I've had to yell at them before to stop throwing balls near my car.

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    Either way its needs an entire new windshield going to take in Monday for that. 250 going to this that was going to a new head unit. To the say the least I've been in a foul mood most of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raynor139 View Post
    Either way its needs an entire new windshield going to take in Monday for that. 250 going to this that was going to a new head unit. To the say the least I've been in a foul mood most of the day.
    It could be worse...when I had my Z28 I was detailing my car and popped my hood when I had my wind shield wiper blades up...sent a crack right up the driver side part of the wind shield directly infront of the steering wheel. Went from the bottom of the wind shield to the top I r retard.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyman View Post
    started wet sanding and putting it back together for a few more coats of clear, too damn hot will go back tonight.Click for full sizeClick for full sizeClick for full sizeClick for full size
    I didnt notice it until you put the bumper on, but that looks like a raptor hood. Those are meannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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    yup its a raptor hood. I'm going to have to sell the ram air hood. I can us the money, this build is costing me too much!! lol
    Quote Originally Posted by theorangeguy View Post
    I didnt notice it until you put the bumper on, but that looks like a raptor hood. Those are meannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyman View Post
    yup its a raptor hood. I'm going to have to sell the ram air hood. I can us the money, this build is costing me too much!! lol
    How much...? you are pretty far from me tho...I've been looking for one. found an Fbody junk yard in alabama about 2 hours from where I live and im on the list for one if they get one...

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