Painting inside cowl vent - Chevy Nova Forum
Visit our sponsor, National Nostalgic Nova
 
Steve's Nova Site is an automotive enthusiast website dedicated to the 1962 - 1979 Chevrolet Nova, Chevy II and Acadian automobiles. We work together to preserve, restore, drive, show, race and provide fellowship for these classic cars. This is one of the best places to find information about parts, rebuilding, restoration and racing. This website is not affiliated with GM, General Motors or Chevrolet in any capacity.

Go Back   Chevy Nova Forum > Body, Chassis and Mechanical > Body and Interior


StevesNovaSite.com is the premier Chevrolet Nova Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 18th-July-2008, 08:32 AM   #1
MrDanO
(OP)

Title: Nova Junior Member
iTrader: (0)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Forest Lake MN
Nova(s): 1966 Coupe
Posts: 72
Painting inside cowl vent

Does anybody know how to go about painting inside the cowl vent on a "66" The cowl is not removable so how the hell do you paint inside of it? The only way I can think of is to get some kind of long wand and go in from the sides thru the cowl plugs. Any idea's ? Any help would be great. MrDanO
__________________
66 Coupe "337" Th400 10 Bolt 3.73 posi
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 18th-July-2008, 11:39 AM   #2
Nova 404
 
Nova 404's Avatar

Title: Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (18)
Status: Online
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NorCal
Nova(s): 1967 Nova SS
Posts: 7,079
I hope some one chimes in here I would like to know as well,the inside of my cowl looks like s**t
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Member of the NorCal Brotherhood!
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th-July-2008, 01:04 PM   #3
Novaholic
 
Novaholic's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (0)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Hesperia, Calif
Nova(s): 1965 Nova Wagooon
Posts: 571
I've used paint sticks with sandpaper at the ends to clean up and scuff for paint, scotch brite works well also. When it comes to painting your limited to the over spray landing in that area from shooting the exterier of the car. Now if you where a Chevelle owner the cowl vent panel comes right off!


Roy Landgrave
  Reply With Quote
 
Old 18th-July-2008, 03:39 PM   #4
NIGHTSHADE
 
NIGHTSHADE's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (109)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Central Minneso
Nova(s): NONE! It's a Chevy
Posts: 13,646
Quote:
Originally Posted by Novaholic View Post
I've used paint sticks with sandpaper at the ends to clean up and scuff for paint, scotch brite works well also. When it comes to painting your limited to the over spray landing in that area from shooting the exterier of the car. Now if you where a Chevelle owner the cowl vent panel comes right off!


Roy Landgrave
Thats what was done on mine Dan, and going from blue to yellow, it looks great.
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th-July-2008, 10:04 PM   #5
Joe Buddy
 
Joe Buddy's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (5)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Glendale,Az
Posts: 756
I used a cheap sandblaster with worn out sand to clean all the crud out and tried to sand with fine paper. Sanding didn't work too well. I taped the grill bars individually and shot a couple of coats of Urathane primer in as best I could. After that, I shot the color and it came out nice. When I shot the body, I peeled the tape off and cut cardboard to fit under the grill. I shoved it in thru the drivers side vent and pushed bubble wrap under it. I also used welding wire thru the windshield washer holes to help support it. I'm sorry. What was the question? Ha Ha I hope this helps. Joe
  Reply With Quote
Old 8th-April-2019, 02:54 PM   #6
riverboatman
 
riverboatman's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (10)
Status: Online
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Helena, GA
Nova(s): 1965 Nova SS
Posts: 1,115
What about using a rust encapsulator type spray wand taped to a dowel rod to reach in from the sides to stop any rust underneath the vent slots themselves? Mine will need something to stop slight rust in that area.
  Reply With Quote
Old 8th-April-2019, 03:26 PM   #7
Duntov
 
Duntov's Avatar

Title: Nova Senior Member
iTrader: (0)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Oregon City, OR
Nova(s): 62 - 350, 4 spd, 3.73
Posts: 493
that's why I decided to NOT change color when I paint my rig. I think that's also how some people go down the path to weld them closed!
__________________
My build thread:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st-April-2019, 01:20 PM   #8
kimmer71
 
kimmer71's Avatar

Title: Nova Junior Member
iTrader: (0)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: clover, sc
Nova(s): 1974 SS
Posts: 102
Internal coating rattle can

I bought one of these but have not used it yet...

https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-in...z-aerosol.html
__________________
My build thread:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st-April-2019, 01:32 PM   #9
snolan
 
snolan's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (4)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chicago Subs
Nova(s): 1967 Sedan LS1/T56
Posts: 1,790
Cowl Prep

Hate to say guys no easy way but to blast and epoxy then tape off the area during other paint prep then shoot paint its hard to look perfect and FYI cover while buffing the car because if compound get in there your not going to get it out.

MY recommendation is to weld it up "PROBLEM GONE"

Happy Easter

Brian the Ranchero cleaned up good i am going to paint it i am too lazy to take my own advice.

DAME THIS IS A OLD THREAD !!!
__________________
Steve
1967 Sedan LS1/T56

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th-May-2019, 02:08 PM   #10
Greg Ellis
 
Greg Ellis's Avatar

Title: Nova Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
Status: Online
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lakewood, WA
Nova(s): 2 63 Hard Tops 1 63 Vert
Posts: 368
When it is time for my to paint inside the cowl I will mask the grill then use an air brush to apply the paint. My IWATA air brush sprays a very narrow pattern with ample volume to cover inside the cowl.
Good luck on your project.
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th-May-2019, 09:32 PM   #11
Zonie
 
Zonie's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (0)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: phoenix
Nova(s): 67 ss
Posts: 605
You can't do anything to get the paint down there and make it look good that's the main reason I did this:
Attached Images
 
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th-May-2019, 09:44 PM   #12
snolan
 
snolan's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (4)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chicago Subs
Nova(s): 1967 Sedan LS1/T56
Posts: 1,790
Cowl

Take the advice you will not be regretting it later.
__________________
Steve
1967 Sedan LS1/T56

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cowl vent removal 1967 tjplane Body and Interior 4 17th-February-2008 06:44 AM
Surface Rust Inside Air Vent NeoNova Body and Interior 5 27th-November-2007 04:30 PM
painting under cowl vent. damienchock Body and Interior 9 3rd-March-2007 12:28 AM
Dirty Cowl Vent evldoer Body and Interior 10 8th-August-2006 09:46 PM
cowl vent on 63 SS 63SSHT Body and Interior 4 12th-June-2006 08:44 AM


Site best viewed set to 1024 x 768.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:17 PM.

Custom Designed for Steve's Nova Site by: vBSkinworks

 
Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Lt
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.