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Re: 68 Dart GT convertible [Re: burdar] #2990836
12/01/21 11:25 AM
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yeah, that's why I asked...it's a rough environment down there. Hope it does well for you.


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Re: 68 Dart GT convertible [Re: DynoDave] #3004065
01/11/22 09:23 AM
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Spent the last month trying to find the correct color. Paint formulas have changed(toners discontinued) since spray outs were done in 2014. Multiple different paint lines were tried and they all came out too light. Even used a paint spectrophotometer to take a picture of the paint and it came back too light. Finally, the last week of December, the body shop found a paint line that worked.

This picture shows the new paint spray out in the middle and the old spray out from 2014 below it. The spray out on top shows how all the other test sprays turned out...too light. These were all compared to original paint on the A-pillar that was covered under weather stripping.
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The trunk and engine compartment were sprayed last week. The under side of the hood was sprayed yesterday.

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The car is off the rotisserie and back on the body stands. Fenders are back on. Once the door-to-fender body lines are perfect, it's ready for paint.

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Re: 68 Dart GT convertible [Re: burdar] #3004355
01/11/22 09:18 PM
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Wow....it's coming right along! What was the paint brand that was able to mix the QQ1 correctly? My 68 Roadrunner is that color, so I need to store that info somewhere in my foggy brain....lol.

Re: 68 Dart GT convertible [Re: JDMopar] #3004365
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I'm going to the body shop in a couple days and will get that info. Thanks

Re: 68 Dart GT convertible [Re: burdar] #3004771
01/12/22 10:35 PM
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Thanks Darren. up

Re: 68 Dart GT convertible [Re: JDMopar] #3005986
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Re: 68 Dart GT convertible [Re: burdar] #3006088
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Wow.....looks awesome! Did they say what brand of paint it was?

Re: 68 Dart GT convertible [Re: JDMopar] #3006144
01/17/22 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by JDMopar
Wow.....looks awesome! Did they say what brand of paint it was?


Sorry, I posted the info in my QQ1 thread in the Restoration section. I forgot to post them here.

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Re: 68 Dart GT convertible [Re: burdar] #3006146
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The white paint on the doors, rear panels and A-pillar/windshield trim was sprayed yesterday. The metal upper corner pieces on the windshield needed a little filler work after some big dents were straightened out. When the factory welded the A-pillars to the upper windshield support, they left the welds big and messy. When the corner pieces were installed, they touched the welds and were dented as they were being screwed down. I ground off those excess welds so that shouldn't happen again.
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Re: 68 Dart GT convertible [Re: burdar] #3006350
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Originally Posted by burdar
Originally Posted by JDMopar
Wow.....looks awesome! Did they say what brand of paint it was?


Sorry, I posted the info in my QQ1 thread in the Restoration section. I forgot to post them here.


Thanks Darren. That will help a bunch when it's time to do my Roadrunner. Looks like it won't be long until you'll be in the "Bolt it together and don't skin it!" phase. smile

Re: 68 Dart GT convertible [Re: JDMopar] #3006612
01/18/22 08:15 PM
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Outstanding work

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