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    1989 `vette original paint

    So no pics yet but in bout a week or so I`ll be doing a 89 vette with original paint and I`m wonder if that`s gonna be the acrylic laquer or another kind of single stage. And if you have any experience what process/equipment did you use and how hard orbeasy was it.

    Trying to cut down experimentation time as I`m super booked this week for a father`s day car show

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    Re: 1989 `vette original paint

    My father has an `89 vette. It has a hard clear coat like my Caddy. You may need a rotary if it`s in bad shape. I would expect to have to spend plenty of time on it.
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.

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    Re: 1989 `vette original paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    My father has an `89 vette. It has a hard clear coat like my Caddy. You may need a rotary if it`s in bad shape. I would expect to have to spend plenty of time on it.
    So it has a clear coat instead of just a single stage. That`s interesting as I thought they really diddnt being clear coats to production lines till the early 90s, but good to know

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    Re: 1989 `vette original paint

    His torch red car at least came in a clear. I don`t know about the other colors but maybe they all did.
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    Re: 1989 `vette original paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    His torch red car at least came in a clear. I don`t know about the other colors but maybe they all did.
    This is torch red too

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    Re: 1989 `vette original paint

    I`d be very surprised if it`s single stage. My dad`s had acid rain damage and had to be wetsanded in some areas. There is some clear compromise in those areas. The red color comes up on those spots so I won`t try polishing them any more. The rest of the car has some pretty stubborn clear. There are some light scratches left behind I couldn`t remove.
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    Re: 1989 `vette original paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I`d be very surprised if it`s single stage. My dad`s had acid rain damage and had to be wetsanded in some areas. There is some clear compromise in those areas. The red color comes up on those spots so I won`t try polishing them any more. The rest of the car has some pretty stubborn clear. There are some light scratches left behind I couldn`t remove.
    Would you say tho that you`ve gotten pretty decent shine close to modern day cc or not quite that much

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    Re: 1989 `vette original paint

    I got the car shiny enough to win first and second place in car shows. I just have to avoid polishing those areas with a little bit of clear failures.
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.

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    Re: 1989 `vette original paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I got the car shiny enough to win first and second place in car shows. I just have to avoid polishing those areas with a little bit of clear failures.
    Sweet. Good to know, this isnt going to be a judgiushow at this time but more s get fathers and their kids together around things that a lot of daddy enjoy

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    Re: 1989 `vette original paint

    A vette is definitely something for them to enjoy!
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.

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    Re: 1989 `vette original paint

    So I`ve got a bike to do, a lowered Subaru legacy wagon, the `89 vette, a `02 vette and a `14 Ford turbo fusion which I just coated a few months ago to all have done by the car show

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    Re: 1989 `vette original paint

    My 1989 Cadillac Coupe Deville showed BC/CC (base coat clear coat) on the RPO sticker located inside the driver’s door jamb.

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    Re: 1989 `vette original paint

    Wow another owner of a 1989 Cadillac Coupe de Ville! That`s pretty rare!
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    Re: 1989 `vette original paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    Wow another owner of a 1989 Cadillac Coupe de Ville! That`s pretty rare!
    Former owner. Sold it October of 2016.

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    Aww. Too bad. I bet it`s not as autopian as it once was :-(
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