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Old 9th-January-2013, 09:28 PM   #121
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Looking great! I'd love how to redye stuff... That'd probably save me a ton of money on my build!
SEM dye works great. I cleaned my stuff with soap & water and then when dry wiped good with regular paint thinner (not lacquer thinner--too strong). After dry, spray with SEM. SEM comes in various colors and finishes and is available online and also in body supply stores...maybe regular auto parts stores like Advance Auto...
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Old 9th-January-2013, 09:55 PM   #122
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We washed all of our parts with Dawn dish soap.They we used wax and grease remover.Next we used Sem plastic and vinal prep.Next we used Sem Adhesion promoter.Then we dyedthem with Sem Landau Black.Three coats worked best for us.
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Old 9th-January-2013, 10:09 PM   #123
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Not to take away from the thread - but looking up SEM products brought this YouTube video up:

That's pretty much it? Easier than expected. Of course, you need a nice base product to work with, though! Your items look great.
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Old 9th-January-2013, 10:17 PM   #124
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We've seen that video too.I forgot to mention that after you wash your parts wear clean gloves to handle the parts during the next processes.
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Old 10th-January-2013, 07:59 PM   #125
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Got this done today. didn't do much though!!!

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Old 10th-January-2013, 08:29 PM   #126
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Vents look real good! Just a quick question on those - it looks like there are two vents listed on the fbody store. They are both the same part number which would lead me to believe they are the same, but one is $20 and the other is $22. Which ones did you purchase?
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Old 10th-January-2013, 08:45 PM   #127
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Vents look real good! Just a quick question on those - it looks like there are two vents listed on the fbody store. They are both the same part number which would lead me to believe they are the same, but one is $20 and the other is $22. Which ones did you purchase?
Here's a link to the Vents I bought.
http://www.fbodystore.com/servlet/th...ORVETTE/Detail
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Old 10th-January-2013, 11:28 PM   #128
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The $20 vent only has a thin strip of chrome around the leading edge of the housing, the rest is black.
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Old 11th-January-2013, 05:54 AM   #129
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Ah, now I see the difference. Thanks Philip and oldyeller77 for the info.
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Old 17th-January-2013, 09:32 PM   #130
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got my seats back on monday. and got the rear and driver side bucket seat in!!!
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Old 17th-January-2013, 11:01 PM   #131
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shes beautiful man... nice work
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Old 25th-January-2013, 02:31 PM   #132
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Its been really cold here in iowa so we havent worked on the nova in a while but I did get this today!!!!


the chrome is very nice and should look great on the car!!!
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Old 25th-January-2013, 09:33 PM   #133
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Good to see one of those up close! Quality seems great! However, it seems in the picutre that he screw flange and the the bottom of the inner frame line are not painted satin black like the original, though I may not be looking correctly. Also I believe the grille squares had the back half painted gray, not chrome, but full chrome can only improve the look. The frame line and the sides might be easy to black out though if you want it 100% original.

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Old 25th-January-2013, 11:43 PM   #134
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That is a beautiful grill
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Thanks Guys. the screw flange is black and there is that strip of black around the whole grill but the inside squares are chrome all the way to the back.
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