Herron Custom Paint Work in Progress Herron Custom Paint September 25, 2017   

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This is David's 67 Camaro. He has already done the welding on it and brought it to us on his roticery. We will be taking over from here till its painted. He does the reassembly on his cars. I like that.  
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This is how we got it. We have done nothing to it yet in these pictures.  
 
They already blasted on it but we are going to need to do a quick reblast in areas. 
The first step is going to be flipping the rear roticery mount so we can gain acces to work on the rear body panel.  
The mount has been flipped. Now to remove doors and truck and get started on it.  
This will get the roticery back away from the car so we can work on the rear body panel and have access to prime and paint.  
Lengthening the rear roticery mounts.  
We tried flipping the rear roticery bracket over to gain access to work the rear body. The car would not spin correctly then. We have to lengthen the rear mounts and flip it back over the way it was.  

If the rain ever stops long enough we can get this thing blasted now and get epoxy on it all inside and out top to bottom.

 
We stripped the body panels. 
 
The left door has been stripped and both doors are showing some rust in the lower front corners.  
The outside of the right door stripped and dents pulled.  
Pulling dents on the left door 
The bottom has been sandblasted. 
The back glass channel and inside the trunk and the rear body panel blasted.  
Firewall and cowl and glass opening blasted. 
Rockers and posts and 1/4 jams blasted 
dash and inside blasted 
Stripped and blasted now to clean the sand out of it.  
The body is getting sandblasted.  
Panel adhesive over some areas on the bottom of the car. These panel adhesive spots will all get sanded down before epoxy is sprayed on the body. 
Panel adhesive over sail panel welds.  
panel adhesive over welds on rear body panel.  
Panel adhesive on cowl welds and front of rocker.  
panel adhesive on some areas of the windshield opening, cowl and front rocker 
Panel adhesive over the welds on the 1/4 panels.  
Panel adhesive over the floor pans 
Panel adhesive over some welds and the sail panel seam and rear body welds. 
panel adhesive on windshield post welds 
Roughing in the right rocker with fiberglass filler. 
I use the fiberglass filler on the sail panels instead of lead.  
Fiberglass body filler. I use this in place of the lead that the factory used.  
All the panel adhesive has been sanded down on the body. Now I am roughing in some of the welded areas with fiberglass body filler.  
The outside of both doors and trunk have been stripped. the dents have been pulled on the doors and the rust cut out on the doors. After the doors are blasted and epoxied the rust will be repaired.  
Its ready for epoxy all the panel adhesive has been sanded down and the fiberglass filler areas are ready. 
The other sail panel. 
Ready for epoxy 
 
Its been wiped down with cleaner and is ready to spray.  
Rough in bodywork on rear bodypanel with fiberglass filler.  
Ready for epoxy 
Rough in bodywork on rt rocker with fiberglass filler. After it is in epoxy it will be finished out. 
Dash and inside ready for epoxy. The car is upside down in the picture.  
sail panel roughed in with fiberglass filler.  
Two coats of epoxy on the entire body inside and out top to bottom. 
Epoxy 
epoxy 
epoxy 
epoxy.  
Epoxy. Not sure if anyone has noticed but these are the original floorpans in this car.  
Epoxy 
Rust cut out of front of Right door and sandblasted inside. This will get coated with epoxy before the new piece is made and welded in. 
Pulling dents on the roof 
Rusty being cut out on the inside of the left door.  
Rust cut out of the front of the left door and blasted. It will get epoxy in here before the new piece is made and welded in.  
The inside of both doors have been sandblasted.  
The outside of the right door has been welded up. the welds were ground and then sandblasted.  
Rust repair on the bottom of the left door. the welds will be sandblasted to get them good and clean.  
The outside of the trunk has been stripped and all 4 door hinges sandblasted.  
The inside of the trunk has been stripped.  
The outside of the right door has been stripped, dents puled and rust repaired. Its ready for epoxy. 
The outside of the left door has been stripped, the dents pulled and the rust repaired its ready for epoxy.  
The inside of both doors blasted, rust repaired and ready for epoxy. 
Panel adhesive over the welds on the inside of the left door.  
Panel adhesive over the welds on the outside of the left door 
The outside of the doors in epoxy 
Epoxy on the inside of the doors 
Epoxy on the inside of the trunk and the door hinges.  
Epoxy on the outside of the trunk 
Primer 
Primer 
The epoxy has been sanded down with 80 grit and the left door is ready to start bodywork on.  
The roof, sail panels and windshield posts were sanded with 80 grit and are getting bodyworked.  
Right door epoxy sanded with 80 grit. Its ready to start bodywork on. 
The rear body panel was sanded with 80 grit. A bit of hammer and dolly work and it is getting bodywork done on it too.  
The epoxy on the left 1/4 and rocker was sanded with 80 grit. Body work is being done.  
The cowl, firewall, upper and inner dash and door pillars have all been sanded down with 180 grit and any bodywork needed has been done. The inner 1/4 trim at 1/4 glass has been bodyworked too but I forgot to get pics of that. 

Bodywork on the rear body panel finished

 
Bodywork finished on the bottom of the left 1/4 
Bodywork finished on the left rocker and 1/4 jam 
Bodywork finished on Rt rocker and 1/4 jam 
Bodywork finished on bottom of rt 1/4 
Bodywork finished on roof. All bodywork is final sanded with 180 grit. Then the rest of the body gets sanded with 180 grit in all the areas that were not bodyworked. 
Bodywork finished on roof 
Bodywork finished on Lf 1/4 
Bodywork finished on rt 1/4 
Masking to seamseal 
masking to seam seal the driprails 
All bodywork is done. the entore body has been sanded with 180 grit. Time for seamsealer. In the areas that have to look real nice I am masking it.  
Masking to seamseal. I use 3M 8308 seamsealer. its great stuff. 
seamsealer in the drip rails 

Once all the seamsealer is done it can be epoxied and primed.

 
Seamsealer on the bottom of the car. I did not mask off any of this. I just did it freestyle. 
Seamsealer in the floors 
seamsealer in the trunk 
seamsealer in the trunk 
seamsealer in the trunkfloor 
Seamsealer in the drip rails 
Seamsealer 
I bet a lot of you had no idea how much seamsealing went into a car. A lot of shops skip this step. This is a very important part. It should never be overlooked. Improper seamsealing leads to rust. 
seamsealer 
Seamsealer 
Seamsealer 
Seamsealer 
Seamsealer 
epoxy over the seamsealer 
epoxy has been sprayed over the seamsealer on the bottom of the car 
epoxy has been sprayed over the seamsealer on the inside of the car 
epoxy 
epoxy 
The seamsealing is finally done. the body was wiped down with cleaner and sprayed with epoxy. 
epoxy 
epoxy 
primer 
primer 
primer 
primer 
primer 
primer 
Once the epoxy flashed off it was sprayed with 3 coats of primer 
primer 
Bodyworking the left door 
Bodyworking the right door 
Bodywork finished on Rt door 
Bodywork finished on left door 
The inside of both doors have been bodyworked. Now they are getting masked off for seamsealer.  
The inside of both doors have been bodyworked and seamsealed. They are ready for epoxy and primer.  
Epoxy on the outside of both doors 
Epoxy on the inside of both doors 
Outside of doors in primer 
Inside of doors in primer 
The left rocker has been blocked with 180 grit 
Left inner 1/4 blocked with 180 
The left door has been blocked with 180 grit 
The right door has been blocked with 180 grit 
The trunk has been blocked with 180 grit 
Inside of Left door sanded with 180 grit 
The inside of the right door sanded with 180 grit 
Right inner 1/4 blocked with 180 grit 
The right rocker has been blocked with 180 grit 
The right 1/4 has been blocked with 180 grit 
The rear body panel has been blocked with 180 grit 
The left 1/4 has been blocked with 180 grit 
Both fenders have been stripped. They need some welding done on a front bracket and the surface rust and pits are going to need sandblasting. 
The header panel has been stripped. 
Bodyworking the lower fender extensions 
Lower fender extensions are bodyworked. 
The cowl vent panel and header panel have been stripped and bodyworked. 
Using the air hammer to tighten up the rivits on the hood hinges and take some of the slop out of them. 
Both windshield post drip rail pieces have been stripped. 
Hood hinges and springs sanded to prime 
Epoxy on the cowl vent panel 
epoxy on the header panel 
trunk sprayed with epoxy 
Inside of both doors sprayed with epoxy 
Both doors sprayed with epoxy 
Epoxy on the left 1/4 and rocker 
Epoxy on the hood hinges, springs, lower fender extensions and windshield post drip rail pieces.  
epoxy on rear body panel 
Epoxy on right 1/4 and rocker 
Inside of doors reprimed 
Header panel primed 
Cowl vent panel primed 
body reprimed 
body reprimed 
Outside of doors reprimed 
Fender extensions, windshield post drip rails and hood hinges and springs in primer. 
Trunk reprimed 
The rear body panel has been blocked and is ready to reprime. 
The fender extensions have been blocked and are ready to reprime. 
The left door has been blocked again and is ready to reprime 
Right door has been blocked and is ready to reprime. 
The right rocker has been blocked again and is ready to reprime 
The cowl vent panel has been blocked and is ready to reprime.  
Header panel blocked and ready to reprime.  
Epoxy on rear body panel sandthroughs 
Epoxy spotted in on the sandthrough areas 
Epoxy on Right rocker sandthroughs 
Epoxy on sandthrough areas of header panel 
Epoxy on the sandthrough spots on right door and fender extensions. Once the epoxy dries they gat reprimed.  
Epoxy on sandthrough areas 
Rear body panel reprimed 
Cowl vent panel reprimed 
Header panel reprimed 
Right rocker reprimed 
Right door and fender extensions reprimed 
Lf door reprimed 
Sandblasting the outside of lower valance panel. 
inner structure of right fender blasted.  
fenders and lower valance stripped and blasted. 
Surface rust blasted off outside of right fender 
Inside of lower valance sandblasted 
Sandblasting the inner structure and surface rust off the outside of the left fender 
Floor body plugs two corner trim pieces and glove box door hinge sandblasted.  
surface rust blasted off outside of left fender 
Floor plugs glued in with panel adhesive and sprayed with epoxy 
Floor plugs in and epoxied 
Floor plugs in trunk floor and epoxied.  
Glove box hinge and trim pieces epoxied. 
Left fender epoxied 
Right fender in epoxy 
Lower valance panel in epoxy 
Floor plugs installed. The bottom is ready for Bodyshutz now.  
Masked for 3m Bodyshutz 
The car has been wrapped in plastic and the bottom masked off for bodyshutz. 
Bodyshutz 
Bodyshutz 
The epoxy on the lower valance sanded with 80 grit and ready to bodywork. 
Epoxy on rt fender sanded with 80 grit and ready to bodywork 

The epoxy on the left fender has been sanded with 80 grit and its ready to bodywork.

 
Lf fender bodyworked 
Lf fender bodywork 
Rt fender bodywork 
Lower valance panel bodyworked 
Lf fender bodyworked. 
Right fender bodyworked 
Epoxy on Right fender 
Epoxy on lower valance panel 
Epoxy on Lf fender 
Primer 
Primer 
Primer 
The left fender has been blocked with 180 grit. 
The right fender has been blocked with 180 grit. 
The lower valance has been blocked with 180 grit. 
The primer on the left fender has been blocked with 180 grit. 
Epoxy has been sprayed over the sandthrough spots 
epoxy on the sandthrough spots 
epoxy on the sandthrough spots 
Reprimed 
Reprimed 
reprimed 
The left 1/4 has been blocked with 320 grit 
The left rocker has been blocked with 320 grit. Once all the large areas are blocked with 320 the jams and small areas will be hand sanded with 320 prior to sending it to the paint shop for wetsanding with 400 grit. 
The roof has been blocked with 320 grit. 
The hood had  already been sandblasted and epoxied but they warped it bad so the bottom was sanded with 320 grit and the top has been stripped. Its going to require a lot of heat shrinking to stiffen it back up and get it ready to bodywork. 
The back glass opening has been sanded with 320 and the filler behind the back glass has been blocked with 320 grit 
The trunk surround has been sanded with 320 
The right rocker was blocked with 320 and 1/4 jam has been sanded with 320 grit 
The right 1/4 and sail panel have been blocked with 320 grit 
The top of the dash has been sanded with 320 grit 
Sanding the dash with 320 grit 
The cowl and firewall have been sanded with 320 grit. 
Left inner 1/4 sanded with 320 
The rear filler under the back glass has been sanded with 320. Not the package tray just the narrow filler piece that will get painted.  
The left door pillar. side cowl and roof rail sanded with 320 
The right inner 1/4 sanded with 320 grit. 
Rear body panel sanded with 320 grit. 
The trunk hinges and trunk jam sanded with 320 
The right door pillar , side cowl and roof rail sanded with 320 
The entire body has been blocked and hand sanded with 320 grit. the sand through areas have been spot epoxied and primed. This is ready for the paint shop. 
sanded with 320 grit. The sdand through areas have been spot epoxied and primed. The body is ready for the paint shop. 
The front lower valance panel has been blocked with 320 grit. the sand through areas epoxied and spot primed. this piece is ready for the paint shop. 
The cowl vent panel has been sanded with 320 and sand throughs spot primed. this piece is ready for the paint shop.  
The front header panel had been blocked with 320 grit and the sandthrough areas have been spot epoxied and primed. This is ready for the paint shop. 
The trunk lid was sanded inside with 320 and the outside blocked with 320 grit. the sand through areas spot epoxied and primed. This is ready for the paint shop. 
The inside of both doors have been sanded with 320 and the outside of them blocked with 320 grit. Sandthrough areas spot primed. Both doors are ready for the paint shop. 
The front fender extensions have been blocked with 320 and sand through areas spot primed. thes are ready for the paint shop. 
Both fenders have been blocked with 320 and the sandthrough areas spot epoxied and primed. the fenders are ready for the paint shop.  
Glove box door blasted 
Glove box door bodyworked 
Glove box door in epoxy 
Primer 
Off to the paintbooth. 

The doors have been fit on the car and powder guide coat applied. its ready to wetsand.

 
The outside will be blocked with 400 grit then hand sanded with 400. The dash and inner 1/4 panels, cowl ,firewall inside of doors ,trunk jam and hinges will all be sanded with 400. 
The black areas of the body will be sprayed first so all these parts will be doe black then too. Hood hinges, glovebox trim pieces and steering column pieces. These have been wetsanded with 400 grit.  
Wetsanded and ready to mask for paint. the dash and bottom of the rockers along with inner 1/4 panels will be done first in black with 65% shine on finish. Its the way they came out in 67.  
Wetsanded and ready  to mask for paint.  
Wetsanded and ready to paint 
Masking to do the black on the dash. 
Masking to paint the satin black on the rockers, inner 1/4s, doors,dash and firewall.  
Masking to do the black on the doors 
Masking to do the black on the inner 1/4s 
Masking to do the black on the firewall. 
Dash and doors masked for black 
Rockers and doors masked for black 
Inside masked for black 
 
Black on the rockers and doors. 
Black on the inside 
Black on the firewall. 
 
Black on the steering column pieces, hood hinges and glove box and hinge also on the two corner trim pieces. This is a satin black with 65% gloss.  
The black has been sprayed and unmasked. Now I am masking the black off and the rest of the car off for paint. 
Masking for paint. I want to mask all the black off first then the rest separate. I do not want any overspray on this black. 
I don't want any dust from inside the doors blowing out and landing on the 1/4 panels so I am masking up all the holes.  
masked for paint. I have to be able to open and close the doors while painting. 
The rear part of the roticery will be removed and the back of the car put on a stand so I can spray the rear body panel. 
Masked for paint. 
Masking for paint. 
Trunk and latch sanded for paint. 
A whole lot of masking. Its time for paint. 
 
 
 
Base color on. 
Base color on Code L Tahoe Tourquios . Yea I know its not spelled right. 
Base on. 
After clearcoat. 
Cleared 
 
Clearcoat 
Clearcoat 
It turned out slick. its strait as can be with just a few little dirt specks to knib and polish. Its gonna sit here and cure a couple days and then it gets moved out a quick polish and wash job then unmasked. 
Moving it out of the booth to the other side of the paint shop for polishing. 
The bottom of the hood has been stripped. This hood had a lot of surface rust on it from being partially sandblasted and sittin around in bare metal.  
Repairing some small rust areas. The is panel adhesive on the bottom of the hood.  
The sandblasting that was done in the past on the bottom of this hood warped the top skin so I am heat shrinking and metal working it  getting it to stiffen back up.  
Hood pin holes welded up on the other side.  
This hood had holes drilled in it for hood pins. those have been welded up.  
Fiberglass body filler has been put over the welds and while that is setting up I am still working out dents and the warped metal. 
More heat shrinking. This can really work well if you know how to do it. 
The hood is ready for epoxy. Then bodywork. 
ready for epoxy 
Epoxy on the top of the hood.  
Epoxy on the bottom of the hood 
The top of the hood has been sanded with 80 grit and is ready to bodywork.  
Bodyworking the hood. It has a ways to go yet but its getting there.  
Wetsanding with 2500. I am not block sanding this one glass smooth. David wants to leave texture in the paint.  
Sanded and ready to polish. Nothing is getting done on the roof since this is a vynl top car.  
Polishing. I will be using 2 different compounds on this and then a hand polish.  
Polishing the trunk 
Its been machine polished, washed, dryed, unmasked and the trunk bolted on. Now its getting hand polished. 

There is it all polished. its ready to go back to Dave's for reassembly. He does all the teardown, welding and assembly on all his cars himself. All I do is bodywork and paint. It makes my life a lot easier. I like it.

 
I still got to finish bodywork on the hood and then we can get all the front clip pieces up to the paint shop.  
This is gonna be a sharp car when its done. 
The black on the inside. This is how it was originally in 67. 
Not a wave in the bodywork anywhere. That's what I like. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The hood is ready to prime.  
The hood has been sprayed with epoxy. This will have to dry for an hour and then it can be primed.  
Primer 
The hood has been blocked with 180 grit and is ready to reprime. 
The bare metal sandthrough areas have been sprayed with epoxy. 
The hood has been reprimed. 
The hood has been blocked with 180 grit again and is ready to reprime.  
Epoxy on the sandthrough spots.  
The hood has been reprimed.  
The bottom of the hood has been sanded with 320 grit and the top of the hood has been blocked with 320 grit. The sandthrough spots will be spot primed.  
The bottom of the hood has been painted.  
All the remaining parts are in the booth to be wetsanded for paint.  
The fenders, lower fender extensions, header, cowl vent panel and lower valance have all been coated with powder guide coat and are ready to wetsand for paint.  
The top of the hood has been guide coated and is ready to wetsand. 
The cowl vent panel and both fender extensions have been wetsanded and are ready to paint. 
The header and lower valance panel have been wetsanded and are ready to paint. the hood was wetblocked with 400 grit then hand sanded with 400 washed, dryed and the bottom masked off. its ready to paint.  
Both fenders have been wetsanded and are ready to paint. 
Doing the spatter paint inside the trunk. 
Spatter paint in the trunk 
Fenders painted 
The cowl vent panel and both fender extensions are painted.  
The hood, header panel and lower valance panel are painted. 
Fenders are painted. 
The hood has been sanded with 2500 grit ansdis ready to polish. 
The hood  and all the rest of the parts will be polished with 2 different stages of compound. and then washed, dryed and hand polished. 
Hand polish 
Done 
The header panel has been sanded with 2500 grit and is getting polished.  
hand polish on the header 
Header panel is done. 
valance panel sanded with 2500 grit 
Polishing 
hand polish 
valance panel done 
Cowl vent panel sanded with 2500 grit 
Polishing  
hand polish 
Cowl vent panel done 
Fender extensions sanded with 2500 
Polishing 
hand polish 
fender extensions done 
Left fender sanded with 2500 grit to polish 
Right fender sanded with 2500 grit to polish 
Polishing right fender 
Polishing left fender 
hand polish 
hand polish 
fenders done 
The entire car is done. Its now ready to go back to Dave's house for reassembly. He takes them apart, does all the welding and then we do all the bodywork and paint and he puts them back together.  

Done. This one turned out really nice. This is what you call a full restoration here. You hear that term thrown around a lot but few people really know what it means.

 

Once Dave gets it assembled and drivable it will come back for the black nose stripe. The next step I believe is the vinyl top and headliner.

 
Well my paint shop just exploded in Camaro guts everywhere. Ha ha. 
 
Once this car is assembled and done finished pictures will be on the cars page of this website and also on Herron Custom Paint on Facebook 


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