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Re: Question on Late Monza Rear Grills
Posted by: aircooledairhead ()
Date: June 26, 2020 07:09AM

Mel,
You are a day late! (Obviously not your fault!)

Your tip about masking the back of the grille should not be ignored. I masked all around the grille and thought the newspaper extending outward would take care of overspray. Wrong! The outer portion of the grille was done in black and the grille with chrome. When I shot the chrome some overspray worked its way up under the newspapers onto the black in a few areas. I had to wet sand the overspray off the black.

It gets clearcoated later today and that should do it. I hope!

It is a 66 grille and I chose to paint the chrome onto the outer ridge surrounding the grille area which gives it the appearance of a separate grille inserted into the surrounding black portion. I'll try to post a picture when it is done. I'll have to email it from my phone to my desktop where I may find a program to reduce it.

I'll search because I know the info has been posted.

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Re: Question on Late Monza Rear Grills
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: June 26, 2020 07:16AM

Why not take it off to paint it? It's not that hard to remove it.

Enjoy the Corvair!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI


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Re: Question on Late Monza Rear Grills
Posted by: aircooledairhead ()
Date: June 26, 2020 08:24AM

It wasn’t on the car. It was flat on a large drop cloth with all of the area surrounding the actual grille masked with tape and newspapers beyond that. As I sprayed the actual grille some overspray got through the grille and under the newspaper.

I can’t imagine spraying one on the car and getting the edges done well.

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Re: Question on Late Monza Rear Grills
Posted by: aircooledairhead ()
Date: June 26, 2020 11:06AM

The rear grille is finished. The bright chrome Duplicolor turns silver when clear coated and too much clear causes color variation. The chrome paint looks almost as bright as the Corsa grilles, but it is very easily smudged so I had to clear coat it.

Photos: rear grille as received, Rear grille complete and cooling fan with chrome paint uncoated.

Fred Gillam, southern SC coast
Former Corvairs from teens and 20's.
3 65 Corsa 180 convertibles
63 Spyder
66 Monza 110 PG, "Moldo"
65 Corsa 140
Currently helping son with 65 Monza 140 4-spd coupe

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Re: Question on Late Monza Rear Grills
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 26, 2020 11:24AM

aircooledairhead Wrote:
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> Mel,
> You are a day late! (Obviously not your fault!)
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> Your tip about masking the back of the grille should not be ignored. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A DAY late ? ! ? ! ?
I replied to Sportsedan, less than two hours after he posted. confused smiley
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Your grill, and Fan DO look good though. thumbs up

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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Re: Question on Late Monza Rear Grills
Posted by: aircooledairhead ()
Date: June 26, 2020 11:55AM

Mel,
Sorry if I wasn’t clear. I had already sprayed chrome paint through the grille and some got under it and back up onto the black portion. I was so annoyed with myself that I just walked away. A few hours later your response which would have saved me some grief and time wet sanding went up.

So your response to Sportsedan was indeed timely, but frustratingly late for me as there was no way you could know what I was doing. My “day late” was entirely tongue in cheek.

Thanks for posting the suggestion to mask under the grille as I’m certain it will help many forum members!

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