Post by 58hemifury on Aug 11, 2014 19:15:35 GMT -5
So I got scumbagged on another bumper. I paid the guy and then he wants another $100 for shipping telling me the bumper weighs more than it does by 40 pounds. Word of warning to anyone dealing with the Pittsburgh craigslist Monaco. He must have had a higher offer, maybe a derby guy. So I'm still on the hunt for a decent affordable '74 front bumper. did get my money refunded.
Last Edit: Aug 11, 2014 20:39:49 GMT -5 by 58hemifury
That's the factory white that would have come on a '74 Monaco unless a special color was ordered (like chp had their own white that they used). If you notice the color matches the trunk lid which is original paint off of my '75 Gran Fury police package car.
Last Edit: Aug 16, 2014 6:54:00 GMT -5 by 58hemifury
Oh, so the black and white came from the factory and was ordered that way by the municipality? That makes sense that the white would be whatever was offered in 74 by the manufacturer...good to know. Tony
Post by 58hemifury on Aug 16, 2014 20:14:51 GMT -5
My opinion on the the products I used (so far). Eastwood epoxy primer is not all that wonderful, not total garbage but I'd rather spend the extra money and get RM epoxy next time around. The Eastwood stuff lifts(wrinkles) feather edges and doesn't lay out all that great. The Restoration Shop acrylic enamel is definitely worth the money ($69 and $74 a gallon with hardener). It covers great but it's not as user friendly as I'd hoped. I paint cars for a living and I ran a couple of spots because I haven't sprayed acrylic enamel in decades and this stuff flows for hours, my hangers developed more than half an hour after I finished. Two things, if you buy this paint even though they claim 8:1 with hardener, buy some reducer and mix 8:1:1 or 8:1:2. Without reducer I had to crank up the air and spray 3-4 inches from the car and move slow, this shit is thick and that is how I got my first run in the white. They don't tell you to use reducer because they have to advertise low VOCs to keep the Hippies happy. Second use a conventional gun if a good one is available, I wish I had. I even had my Sata conventional guns here and I chose to and continued to use my Sata HVLP. The paint came out a little peely, I didn't even think about the fact I've never sprayed enamel with an HVLP but that's the gun I use every day so it's habit. I do have to mention it was unseasonably cool when I sprayed this which is also a contributing factor to the minor problems I had. Any issues I had are easily repaired once the paint hardens.
I really like the white. I always planned on using plain 'white' on my car but the white you used looks great! Does it really look like an off-white in person? If all goes well my car will finally be ready for paint in 2-3 weeks so I am trying to figure out what to use. Yours turned out really nice, Adam.
Post by 58hemifury on Aug 16, 2014 21:57:19 GMT -5
It's an off white but not terribly noticeable unless you put it next to a pure white. My Gran Fury is green and white, paint code 999 (special order) and this white is dead on. I'm glad I went with it, it looks better than a generic white.