The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

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Thanks for the updated video. Tony linked it over on Corvaircenter too.
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Thanks Dave !!!!! :not worthy:
I just tried again to join up at Corvair Center............third time !!!! Maybe this time is a charm

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hrm2k wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:38 am

I just tried again to join up at Corvair Center............third time !!!! Maybe this time is a charm
Keep trying. The forum software over there might be older than our cars but everyone seem to love the antiquated features.
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66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
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65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
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I've spent the last 6 months or so learning how to paint cars. I always wanted to do it, so I did.

And now it is time to paint the Corvair.............It is looking like hugger orange is the color

this is the last time you will see it green




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Love that rear spoiler & louvers!

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I'm sure it will look awesome!
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66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
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I have started doing the taping on the Corvair. I have it up on skates.......removed the front and rear bumpers and other trim stuff.
I knew I needed to learn how to paint so my 99 Mazda Miata was chosen as a victrim.
To do this painting, I needed to learn how to paint.....adjust the gun........everything. I had bought a TP Tools Turbine Screw compressor HLVP with 3 matched guns. I also decided to use the Dupli Color Paint Shop Lacquer paint which is available just about everywhere you can buy parts. It only comes in quart size containers.
Turns out there is a heater in the air hose to hold down on the overspray. The air coming out of the compressor is 103 degrees. IT also means that the paint is almost dry to the touch as soon as it hits the car. It took me a while to figure this out. After some trial and error ( heavy on the error ) I found that if I mixed the can of paint ( premixed 50/50 according to the label ) with the same amount of acetone, It was easy to spray and the added thinner allowed the paint to flow out better and dry smoother.
Sience I did not know what I was doing, I decided to add racing stripes.........red metal flake in clear lacquer racing stripes.

I am now at the cut and buff stage and that is what I was doing today. I want to understand all the parts of doing this before I hit the Corvair
I know the car in these pictures is not a Corvair...........just showing the paint

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