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Discussion in '1974 Specific' started by 74Z boy, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. 74Z boy

    74Z boy Member

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    I'm finishing up my 74 Z-28, typeLT.

    QUESTION: The textured black paint below the bottom of the door, from the chrome strips down. Feels like undercoating and very low gloss. Looking to replicate it.

    And it's a white car. Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jonesy

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    My original paint on mine is not textured and it is a low gloss black. Probably 40-60% gloss. Its kind of hard to show in these pics

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  3. 74Z boy

    74Z boy Member

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    Thanks Jonsey. I was hoping you'd pipe in. Thanks man.
     
  4. CamaroNmotion

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    Jonesy is absolute correct.
     
  5. Jonesy

    Jonesy Veteran Member

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    I'll be in the garage today. I'll see if I can snap some pics for you.
     
  6. 74Z boy

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    Jonesy Veteran Member

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    It seems hard to show the gloss, but it is definitely gloss, not flat.
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    Maybe this one shows it the best. Definitely smooth and not textured.
    This is original paint. It was protected over the years by side pipes that were on the car since new.
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  9. 74Z boy

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    Excellent reference pix for my build. Just wanted you to know I'm building this 74 Z for my 80 year old dad. He's wheelchair bound now, but he and I walked into the still local Chevrolet Dealership in late 1973 looking for a family car. There was a White 74 Z-28 being rolled off the car carrier, rolled into the dealership showroom. My dad stood there and said "that's a beautiful car". The salesman put his arm around his shoulder and escorted him to the family cars, and I stood there and studied that car from front to rear, top to bottom. I promised myself that someday I'd find him one just like that one. Ill have the car done in a few months. I've owned a few 74Zs, and this one I've owned for 28 years, LT, 4speed, AC car. Been collecting parts for 25 years. Only NOS parts going on this one, including the last ful set of NOS broadcast Z-28 hood/trunk/spoiler stickers (I'm guessing), in existence.

    Thanks for your generosity in providing reference pix.
     
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  10. Jonesy

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    That's sounds really great. If you need anything else, let me know. Im in the process of replacing the heater core. What a fun job. Im going to take out the seats and console because I need to wash and rinse the antifreeze out of the carpet on the pass side. This car has sat most of its life and I think this was why the guy had not driven it since 1986. Im going to take the carpet out and rinse it real good then hang it to dry. So I'll be in the garage a lot getting this done and ready for driving in the spring.
     

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