1972 GS Stage1 in Flame Orange

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  1. gsgns4me

    gsgns4me Well-Known Member


    Thanks. Was looking more at the chrome work (positive), than the stainless (negative).

    Maybe you should show him how much better the stainless looks when you get done with it, compared to his work. Maybe he'd be interested in farming some work out to you.
     
  2. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Judging by the way the place is run, I won't be making a return trip. But I appreciate your suggestion!
     
  3. 2dtrak

    2dtrak Well-Known Member

    They totally destroyed more than their share of perfect cores over the years by buffing the contours flat and for god sake don’t let them ever attempt replating pot metal. If you ever seen the facility in person it is a post frame building with a partial dirt floor with crap piled everywhere. Unfortunately, it’s the only chrome shop in the St. Louis area doing automotive chrome. I ship my stuff out to aih or tri city now The fact that they suck at polishing stainless dosent surprise me
     
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  4. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Yep. I still owe you a trip out to your place. Been hard to get away though.
     
  5. 2dtrak

    2dtrak Well-Known Member

    If U come out this week bring a snow shovel No hurry on my end
     
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  6. tdacton

    tdacton Gold Level Contributor

    I would not ever recommend Highline plating, even for a bumper. Mine needed done 3 times, still crap! I feel David tried, but, not high quality I was seeking.
    Troy
     
  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    We have a hood and bumpers! Headliner is a slow burn...gonna glue the sides up tomorrow. But the Speed Detailing boys are coming tomorrow to ceramic coat this and the Tealmist car.
     

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  8. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Tell the boys they are due in Ohio too....
     
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  9. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    So....I thought I had the paint looking pretty good on this thing. Then Jordan and Austin come waltzing in and showed me how it’s really done. The transformation was pretty amazing. The photos don’t show it well, but it’s incredible.

    I finally finished the headliner tonight. No pics though. Just orange candy shell...
     

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  10. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    So did they do a wet sand/ buff out? Looking very sharp!
     
  11. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    No I did the cutting and buffing. But they came in and perfected my work. Performed a paint correction...they showed me what they’re looking for when they do it. It’s pretty in-depth and there are things I never would have checked for that they made sure were covered.
     
  12. 2dtrak

    2dtrak Well-Known Member

    Do they have a set charge or hourly. Looking good !
     
  13. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Usually a set charge. They have done the Prototype GSX, the Black GSX, 2 86' Grand Nationals, the Prototype GNX and all of my daily drivers. It is unbelievable what they can do. Absolute perfection.
     
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  14. 2dtrak

    2dtrak Well-Known Member

    And they travel state to state? I will check them out for sure. Isn’t there a waiting period b4 applying a sealant over a freshly painted car in order for it to breath and cure ? Or is that old school lacquer technology
     
  15. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Well, they've been to Ohio, Missouri, and many, many other states. The Flame Orange on that 1972 GS Adam is doing is very fresh...I"m sure you'll be OK.
     
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  16. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I can text you their info Mark...

    I’m not sure what the limit is on fresh paint to do the coating. I painted this car just before the new year...so it’s had plenty of time to cure.
     
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  17. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    It looks incredible, and I know the color is going to really POP in the sunshine.
     
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  18. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Supposedly that color really changes depending upon how the sun hits it.
     
  19. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    What product/technique are you using to strip the body panels?
     
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  20. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I usually do a chemical strip for the first layer or two, depending on thickness and depth of paint. Once I get deep enough, I'll buzz the remainder off with a mud hog and DA. This car was pretty easy since it only had one repaint on top of the original. That silver mist conv I stripped last Summer was a bear, though. The new style stripper didn't want to touch the white candy shell that had been put on it.
     
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