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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Fri May 22, 2020 6:17 pm

After about six, very light coats of SEM, ready for low luster clear next
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby 79MonzaSpyder » Fri May 22, 2020 11:12 pm

Wow, those look great, my A pillar trim is fine but my rear inner 1/4 plastic panels beside the rear seats are suffering from too many years of sun exposure. I was stuck with what to do with those when I get to that point and it looks like the stuff you are using might work to fix them.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Sat May 23, 2020 4:53 am

Thanks TJ
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Sat May 23, 2020 7:39 pm

A pillar trim is in :dance:
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Sun May 24, 2020 6:55 pm

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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby cjbiagi » Mon May 25, 2020 8:41 am

I never liked how the dash pad was unfinished on the leading edge. It's just one of those things on a lower priced car I guess, but it's these little things that make a difference especially when showing your car. I ended inserting some trim to fill the gap, maybe not the best solution but it certainly looks better than seeing exposed foam.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Mon May 25, 2020 9:56 am

I see the fugliness you speak of on my car. I will have to try to find some trim that would work there. Shitbox cars :lol:

Dash back together after much time passing. Working on the rear window louvers currently and then 29 more interior pieces to refinish (again) :cuss: I have fresh pieces this time round to start with and they are in much better condition than the A pillar trims.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Thu May 28, 2020 7:56 am

Starting fresh with some of the interior pieces. Round one a few years ago didn't work as planned but I learnt a lot and decided it would easier to use the 1980 ceiling trims I have rather than redoing the original pieces.

Door area of seat belt covers have some sun cratering that needed filling.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby hammerdown7 » Thu May 28, 2020 11:26 am

Great index, save lots of time looking for particular improvements you have done.

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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Thu May 28, 2020 8:54 pm

I prob need to update the index I'm sure. :lol:

Got my louvers installed. Forgot what a pita they are. Had to make one of the missing mounts. The first set I had were Interpart brand I think. They had long side strips with keyed locks at the bottom. I think they liked to break and this is probably a better idea with 10/32 studs and acorn nuts.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Thu May 28, 2020 9:17 pm

Back to interior panel refinishing next
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby 79MonzaSpyder » Fri May 29, 2020 2:18 am

Chris, what are you using to fill the craters in the plastic trim? And you are using a base primer first?
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Fri May 29, 2020 9:03 am

Amazing stuff - flexible, sandable epoxy. A must for any H body restoration. Plastic gets washed with soap and water, wiped with Final Wipe and filled. All materials used must be flexible! Carquest
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby Chief_Runs_W_Coyotes » Fri May 29, 2020 1:14 pm

That interior is looking great! I have to repaint almost of my plastic interior pieces in the future thanks to a previous owner putting their dog in the car...scratches all over the place! This thread also answered a question I hadn’t looked into yet, “does the pillar molding really go over the top of the dash?” I thought it was just mine after someone had removed them and not put them back properly. I think that’s one of the things I would want to change on mine when I get to that point.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Fri May 29, 2020 8:36 pm

Thanks Chief

Some colour, needs more and then clear, muzzy day here today outside
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