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The time has finally come to paint/need parts

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Although I thought this day was coming a few times my 76 280Z 2+2 will finally get the paint job it is needing. I am going with the 110 red (based on all of the post I beleive that this is the color that looks both red and orange depending on lighting).

I have a side question or actually looking for parts. I need a gas filler tube and the fuel pump mount with the rubber piece (not sure what this is actually called). Does anyone out there have these parts laying around they want to part with for a decent price.

Thanks in advance.

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My car is 110 red and you are correct it looks different in different lighting.
I hope mine looks that good when I can afford the re-paint. Like a tomato, they look orange in the bright light then red in lesser lighting. I've never seen a persimmon. Edited by siteunseen

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OK, found a filler tube on ebay. Installing a replacing all fuel lines near the tank and fuel pump. Car will go to painting on the weekend. Ordered paint and should be in soon. Going with the 110 Red.

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I am putting on a MSA Type 2 body kit (front and rear). I have a 2+2 model and kit I came accross was for standard model. I am not sure if I want side skirts but thought I would at least check to see if anyone had some they wanted to part with cheap. Again for 2+2 model.

Thanks

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Car is at paint shop and getting primed in the next couple days. It will get sprayed this coming weekend.

Need to pick up the front hood emblem and one of the front signal light bezels. Sorry I need to find out whether left or right. Car is about 1 hour from house. If anyone has either and would like to sell at good price let me know. I am on my last leg for now on spending money on the car this year. Battling wifes need to get two new dogs.

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Car is primed with red oxide primer. Still need the hood emblem and a drivers side signal bezel. Painting is starting today and should be finished tomorrow. I am using a single stage paint from House of Kolor but trying to determine if I should also use a clear coat.

Will it add protection and will it make the finsih shinnier?

Comments?

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OK, I need some help here. I have been reading some posts and want to make sure my paint guy finishes my paint job properly. The car was sanded and red oxide primed and is being sprayed today with Single Stage Urethane House of Kolor Red 110 Paint. Most of what I have read says do not clear coat over the paint. Is this correct? What should be done after spraying?

Thanks.

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A single stage paint will be closer to factory original in general terms. Remember, original was an acrylic enamel and not the same as today's urethane. If you want a bit more gloss, add the clearcoat layer. It will also give you more protection over the years. Your call as to the type of finish you want to live with.

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Going with no clear coat. According to guy that is painting the car it looks really good. I wont know until I go there tomorrow. Was there any striping packages that came stock with the 76 280? I would like to break up the 110 red with possibly some black striping but not sure. Any other suggestions or photos sent welcome.

I have the front and rear MSA Type II body kit so even more paint color without the stock bumpers.

Thanks.

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A few photos of my recent paint job. Still needs a good buffing.

I now understand the saying you get what you pay for. Although this looks ok from a distance the paint job was not done correctly. You can still see several what appears to look like hail damage and even the old racing strip show through.

I probably will wait until the spring to have redone or fixed.

A lot of body issues were cleaned up but still not acceptable and I am not really that picky of a person.

Need to start thinking about new rims and tires.

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Sorry about the paint job not turning out the way you thought it would. Paint work is time consuming and time is money unless they work for free. I would not be happy about all the over spray, though. It is a simple thing to protect some of these areas with light gauge poly sheeting. It is surprising how many things show up when pretty shiny paint is laid down.

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Most of the over spray is on parts that I plan on replacing - all of the window/door seals etc. Still no excuse. The engine looks like it has paint on it but that is just shadowing. Some of the hoses and a couple parts in the engine bay did get paint on them. I hope some how I can clean up.

Any thoughts on what I can use that wont cause other problems?

The car has come a long way and with the next paint job, spring, it should be easy to see the hail dents in the hood and correct. It is just part of the process.

Trying to talk my wife in letting me purchase some konig rewind rims before the end of the year. Or maybe I will just get them anyway.

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