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03-24-2019 – Firewall Paint

So if you recall last year I messed up and painted the bottom half of the firewall satin black when I should have used gloss black.  The weather was warm enough yesterday I sprayed 3 coats of gloss black after scuffing\cleaning…



It is better, but still not as good as I would like.  Not entirely happy and may spray a few more coats this summer of strip and re-do. Not sure that it will even be visible with the 427 BigBlock and A/C in the engine compartment.

Need to tackle the block sanding and undercoat the bottom this summer – if I can fit this in or time this fall, I will re-visit it then as I decide what I will do with it.

I have two NOS trim pieces coming in the mail.  I’ll post pics when they arrive – they will complete my NOS trim search and I will have a complete set of NOS trim to put on the Camaro.

9-9-2018 – Rest of firewall painted

So perfect weather with highs in the low 70’s.  I took Friday off and wrapped up the painting of the firewall.  There is no more bare metal on the shell now!  I did make one mistake though.  I used the Satin Black finish which was different from the earlier paint!  I think it will be ok if I scuff a little and re-apply it, but most of what I painted really isn’t visible, so I am not too worried about it yet.  I can think about it over the winter and fix it next year.

So I had to un-mount the rotisserie to paint where it was mounted to.  Then strip away the old paint:

A little bit of masking (including the bottom of the floor:

Then a coat of gray primer, then black, then a 3rd of gray primer (all Epoxy) and finally seam sealed:

Then 2 coats of Eastwood Extreme Chassis Black (Satin):

Now you can see the mis-match (uh-oh!) – easy enough to touch-up and fix:

Next weekend I will re-attach the rotisserie so I can move it around over the winter. There may be a few smaller projects I tackle over the winter, but nothing too much until next summer when I finish the undercoating.  We will see what time permits and what I can fit in between now and next summer.

Firewall Painted

Worked on the firewall that last few days.  3 coats epoxy primer, seal sealer and 3 coats paint:

Masked to protect other areas I didn’t want over spray on:

1st coat epoxy:

2nd coat epoxy:

3rd coat epoxy

Waited until the next day and seal sealed where needed using both caulking gun and brushable seal sealer:

Got a little where I didn’t intend to – it was ok since I was painting over it anyways – removed what I could get:

3 coats paint the day after seam sealing:

Next steps are to prime and undercoat the floor, unhook the rotisserie and get the firewall brackets and get the remaining unpainted area on the firewall.  Thinking I will need to keep it on the rotisserie for block-sanding the roof next summer before putting the rotisserie away.