Camaro Z28 stripes

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  1. Plant Engineer

    Plant Engineer Veteran Member

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    I'm painting my car at the end of next month and I'd like to lay down the stripes at that time. Ive never done the striping thing before . It occured to me the other day that the stencil kit I got from Classic Industries MIGHT not be the right one for use with a cowl hood but from what I can tell no one actually offers a stencil kit for use with a cowl hood.

    https://www.classicindustries.com/product/1971/chevrolet/camaro/parts/80005.html

    I called up Classic Industries and they said its not the right kit for a cowl hood and of course they don't have one for a cowl hood.

    OK. What do I do now?

    Oh, and I'm painting everything in 2 days. Kind of lost on the process . Paint, clear, put spoiler on , stencil , paint stripes, clear?
     
  2. Smokey15

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    We used a kit from Stencils & Stripes on my wife's '71 with cowl hood. We just centered it and ran it as if the cowl wasn't there.
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  3. Plant Engineer

    Plant Engineer Veteran Member

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    Did you stripe an existing paint job or do it all at once? Looks good BTW
     
  4. Smokey15

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    Thank You. All at once. Then cleared over it all.
     
  5. Plant Engineer

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    How did you do the spoiler and under?
     
  6. Zspoiler

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    Contact Stencils & Stripes fo a kit, That is what I used on my 1979 Z-28 RS 130044932860518017_26257430996_o (1).jpg
     
  7. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'd do the same thing Smokey did. It came out awesome
     
  8. Plant Engineer

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    OK. So part of my question is...

    When I pull into the paint booth I will be pulling in a car that is 100% covered in red urethane primer. I want the paint to be under the spoiler too so the water doesnt collect up in the primer and rot the trunk lid and quarters so I can't bolt it down ahead of time. I'm assuming I need to paint the trunk lid and the back of the quarters with base, clear them, allow it to dry and then bolt the spoiler sections down , paint the car, give it a shot of clear, dry and then the next day come in and lay out the stripes , paint the stripes and then clear over everything once the stripes have set up enough to pull the stencils off.
     
  9. xten

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    stripes_hood_dim.jpg Camaro cleaned up 003.JPG I painted my stripe color first on the car and spoiler. Then bolted the spoiler down, laid out the stripes,masked the stripes and took the spoiler back off. Then based the car, unmasked the stripes and cleared it. I sort of used assembly manual measurements for the cowl hood. I used the dimensions for the center void and the measurements on the outside accent stripes. I winged the rest. We did what we thought would look good.
     
  10. wiseryder

    wiseryder Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    And it does look good !, When I did mine, I used a laser to align the stripes down the hood, worked for me
     
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