Repainting an old Wing


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Repainting an old Wing

Postby wlkjr » Tue May 05, 2015 10:12 pm



While my old Wing is down for repairs I'm thinking about having it repainted. The paint is really dull although it's been stored inside the last 9 years. How many have had theirs repainted and approximately the cost? I like the champagne color mine is and would probably use that. Main concern is the pin stripes.



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Re: Repainting an old Wing

Postby made2care » Thu May 07, 2015 7:12 pm

I repainted my 87 myself and it came out good. Attempted the pins tripping and could not make the turns. I gave up. I'm sure a body shop can put the pinstripes on like a pro.

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Re: Repainting an old Wing

Postby FM-USA » Thu May 07, 2015 7:37 pm

Is the paint solid and unscratched?
If so, try claybar or polishing compound to remove the dirt then buff and wax?
Only real cost is elbow grease.
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Re: Repainting an old Wing

Postby wlkjr » Thu May 07, 2015 7:45 pm

FM-USA wrote:Is the paint solid and unscratched?
If so, try claybar or polishing compound to remove the dirt then buff and wax?
Only real cost is elbow grease.

I'll try that first. Paint is slightly crazed and dull.

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Re: Repainting an old Wing

Postby FM-USA » Thu May 07, 2015 8:45 pm

Find the worst spot and work on that, every place else will be EZ'r if it works.
Crazing, hopefully is just in the clear coat.


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