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"1970 Chevelle Wagon on FIRE with Far Out Flames"

When I first saw the HW '70 Chevelle Wagon on the pegs I thought," Man, what a big dog!!!!!!"

That putrid translucent yellow enamel paintjob from the factory made me think one thing," Are the Designers allowed to talk to the people who pick out the colors for these cars?"

Maybe the castings headed for the paint booth late on a Friday afternoon and someboy said,"I don't care, just pick anything and paint them and put them in the boxes".

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When you strip this little jewel you realize how well made the casting is.
What a shame it was released painted in thick dripping Pale Vomit Yellow.
Cream Corn anyone??

Cleaning out the windows by filing and sanding them smooth paired with cleaning up the nose brings this baby around to acceptability.
Wheel Wells and the roof get filed and sanded smooth.
Simulated Hood Pins are removed to facilitate better Decal conformity.

Johnny Lightning Speed Rebel wheels replace the factory tires.

Primered and then the roof is shot Shimrin White and then LimeTime Pearl.
Roof is InterCoat Cleared, taped, and the body is shot Shimrin White.

Decals are applied,
Front Windshield trim and headlights are detailed along with door handles.

Sadly this issue came with black interior which would have looked terrible with my paint scheme.
If I had my way all HW's would come with White or Tan interior.

The Black Interior was dusted with Duplicolor Adhesion Promoter and then shot a special mix of Avocado Green protected with Intercoat Clear and a dash of Duo Green/Yellow Pearl Powder to reflect a little more light that enters the cab.

A nice clean Custom Paintjob changes this from a beached whale to a heavy beast that will get up and go.

All Products Used Are Exclusively House Of Kolor, Of Course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Decals printed on Clear InkJet Decal Paper from Papilio.com





The white specs are minute particles of Gold Pearl reflecting the flash,










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Stay tuned for a special 3 car 1970 Chevelle, 1970 Chevelle Wagon and 1970 Chevelle Convertible Set.


--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
Keeping the ZING in CustomiZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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those would look great on my 4 door opening wagon
Thanks Lee,
Choose a dominant color to match your Custom and I'll send you a couple of my 70 Chevelle wraps.
I've printed out several different tie dyed color schemes.

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You showed more love for this car than Mattel and it shows, what a great job!
Thanks Gerry,

Thanks MC,
Sometimes Mattel acts like one hand doesn't know what the other is doing.
They issue a great casting and then pour some awful paint on it.

Thanks to KleanStrip AirCraft Remover that mistake is easy to correct!!!!!!!

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super nice job on that wagon. when i come here i first look to see if you've put anything new up. never dissapointed by your work.
Thanks DC,
I've got a barge full of new stuff being assembled and several sheets of new Flames to try out on even more.
Always glad to hear you like them,


Looks awsome! I really like the wagons!

Thanks James,
I just got a call that WalMart put out a rarely seen anymore "dump bin" and it's full of these Chevelle Wagons,
I plan on going over there after Dinner tonight.


One heck of a super job on that wagon! It looks spectacular!

Thanks for the excellent pictures.

Glad you like it Car Crazy.
I take my pics with the Super Macro feature on but I get back about 18" to 20" to get a good depth of field that gets the whole casting in focus.
I then crop real close to the car and this keeps the Custom as large as possible within the frame.
Resolution is lost using the "Save For Web" feature but it makes them download to everyone much quicker.

More to come,

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
Keeping the ZING in CustomiZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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