Snap-On Box Restoration

Discussion in 'Garages, Workshops & Tools' started by Da_Raabi, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. motown 454

    motown 454 Veteran Member

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    I'm going to enjoy your resto on this.
     
  2. arick793

    arick793 Veteran Member

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    Need the booby pics! And you should paint it to match the Camaro. With some fifth gen Camaro emblems!
     
  3. 70copperZ28

    70copperZ28 Veteran Member

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    Nice! I have one similar that I bought from my uncle for $100 w/tools! I like the pantina so I'll leave it like it is.

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  4. Da_Raabi

    Da_Raabi Veteran Member

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    Nice box! Unfrotunately mine was a little far gone for a quick cleanup, unless stickers count as "patina" lol. I have already started painting the first top box, I'm going with the Sunrise Red spray-can method, so far it looks pretty friggin good. I still have a lot of sanding/re-coating to do in order to make it look really nice though. I'm not sure how I'm going to do the top/bottom yet though. I've always liked the look of a pristine red snap-on box, but I may decide to paint it the color I'm doing on the Camaro:

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  5. clean79

    clean79 Veteran Member

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    Da Rabbi

    Any progress pics? What media did you blast it with?


    I have the exact same box and want to do a resto, because it was my Grandfather's box he gave to me, but am not sure who/how to do it right.

    I wanted to see if I could pay the local High School shop class to do it right, but they were not interested.
     
  6. CamarosRus

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  7. Da_Raabi

    Da_Raabi Veteran Member

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    Actually I did not end up blasting, I have been using sanding wheels to clean the old paint off. Havent made much progress lately but I'll see if I can get some new pics up this week. Take a look at that garagejournal page, they have good info too.
     

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