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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #615 on: July 07, 2017 - 12:35:47 pm »
LOL probably true but I am not in a mood to repaint the car any time real soon. Yes, that area bothers me but looking at repainting bothers me more. I might try wet standing it some more which will lead to burning through the paint which will then require a repaint....  :swear:
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)




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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #616 on: July 11, 2017 - 11:26:53 pm »
Alright I have reached the conclusion that I am going to have to respray...  :villagers: the question I have now is whether or not if I am going to have to or should reprime it as well? My inclination is to scuff the whole car and just respray it; yes it will be darker than it is now (which is fine) but what I am wondering is will this dark area be darker than everywhere else as it is now? I really do not want to prime it again...

Thoughts, opinions, etc... I am going to post this in the body shop as well and see what comes out of that.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #617 on: July 12, 2017 - 12:52:31 am »
Here's something on a different path, what if you painted the top area like it had a vinyl top by extending the hood and fender black paint back and over the top. Basically it would look like a AAR with a black vinyl top.  :dunno:

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #618 on: July 12, 2017 - 01:32:09 pm »
Here's something on a different path, what if you painted the top area like it had a vinyl top by extending the hood and fender black paint back and over the top. Basically it would look like a AAR with a black vinyl top.  :dunno:

Actually my daughter suggested the same thing. I need to think about it, I don't want a vinyl top (have one on the Challenger), a painted top might work.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #619 on: July 12, 2017 - 07:13:36 pm »
Actually my daughter suggested the same thing. I need to think about it, I don't want a vinyl top (have one on the Challenger), a painted top might work.

Could be an interesting route. Maybe do it in a vinyl wrap first that you can remove easily to get an idea of the look. You could leave it on for a few weeks to know if you love it or hate it before its painted on?
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #620 on: July 12, 2017 - 11:53:30 pm »
Could be an interesting route. Maybe do it in a vinyl wrap first that you can remove easily to get an idea of the look. You could leave it on for a few weeks to know if you love it or hate it before its painted on?

Good point/s. That said, I think I am just going to go ahead and respray the entire car; the amount of work is pretty much the same either way.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #621 on: July 13, 2017 - 07:59:14 pm »
Take some black visqueen and tape it on top and squint your eyes just a hair.  It'll look better than this TA because the black on your cuda goes over the top of the fenders. Just try it man!
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #622 on: July 13, 2017 - 11:13:03 pm »
LOL, perhaps I will give it a try, however I really don't want to put the vinyl top trim back on... just saying.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #623 on: July 14, 2017 - 08:25:52 pm »
Just go with what you know you have to.
"Should have" is haunting. Especially if you have the means (not to be confused with desire) to make it what you want vs what you settled for.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #624 on: July 15, 2017 - 12:45:49 am »
Just go with what you know you have to.
"Should have" is haunting. Especially if you have the means (not to be confused with desire) to make it what you want vs what you settled for.

Thanks.  :2thumbs:
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #625 on: July 15, 2017 - 08:17:32 am »
LOL, perhaps I will give it a try, however I really don't want to put the vinyl top trim back on... just saying.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #626 on: July 15, 2017 - 02:43:30 pm »
Your car, your money, do what you want....

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Completely agree, but I do value other opinions and like to hear (read) what others think. If it weren't for the trim aspect I would probably entertain doing a black top, although I think I would do it in vinyl rather than paint as I never really liked painted tops.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #627 on: July 15, 2017 - 04:08:04 pm »
No trim piece use paint like a wide pin strip. I hope you know I'm not trying to tell you what to do, sometimes from mistakes better things happen. I'm a believer in your car your way.
If it doesn't work what's the worst that could happen repaint? :faint:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #628 on: July 15, 2017 - 06:36:23 pm »
No trim piece use paint like a wide pin strip. I hope you know I'm not trying to tell you what to do, sometimes from mistakes better things happen. I'm a believer in your car your way.
If it doesn't work what's the worst that could happen repaint? :faint:

LOL I got it, no problem. Again, I am open to suggestions and ideas, doesn't mean I will take or do them but I appreciate the input. We will see, I am still pondering my options and waiting on paint.

A pen stripe would work if it was the right color, obviously can't be black, I don't think green would work, perhaps a chrome one? I do have a little chrome on the car currently (door handles, rings around the taillights, grille rings, headlight rings so it would be totally out of the realm.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #629 on: July 22, 2017 - 12:59:29 pm »
I am well on the way to repaint the car, unfortunately the Mopar gods are not with me on this endeavor. Yesterday I (wrongly) decided to try and make a slight adjustment to the trunk lid which resulted in damaging the paint even more...  :pullinghair: I guess it is a good thing I am repainting the entire car..

Today its all about prep, sanding, etc. I am hoping to start spraying soon. I am going to respray EVERYTHING except the engine compartment as I do not want any color issues. Definitely sucks doing this as a one man shop but it is what it is.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)