Painted twice at factory?

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  1. Jeff Brundage

    Jeff Brundage FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    I got a parts car over the weekend and when I started stripping it, looks like it was painted burnt orange then green. Factory stickers over the green. Only appears to be on the front. Must have been a Monday.

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    We bought a original owner 68 Road Runner that was green (not that the color has anything to do with it)She said it was never painted or even touched up. So it was tore down for restoration. When we started sanding the faded thin green,blue paint started showing up on the roof. Only on the roof. Only on one side.Our thought was yep, some one goofed.
     
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    With the amount of mistakes in todays business world with all the checks, it boggles my mind how people can act like these mistakes never happened. These people were out smoking pot in the parking lot on break and drinking 12 packs on lunch. I've heard guys from the local GM plant by me would punch in and then go sit at the bar across the street all shift then come back and punch out.......so if they were supposed to check paint colors, or anything else for that matter, they weren't even around all shift hahaha! And that was in the lates 70's and early 80's the shit was still going on.

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    My wagon is white with a blue interior, still wearing somewhat thin original paint (except for a fender that was repaired a way long time ago).

    Clearly, it has blue paint under the white on the tailgate and most of the body at least a good 12 inches from the belt line (bottom of windows).
     
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    If it was the whole car I'd say it was done in Orange , probably last of the run sitting on showroom , person said if you change color to green I'll buy it !
    I've seen a few cars like that
    ,But the oops factor sounds more accurate!
     
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    Does the fender tag say green?
     
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    Years ago I came across a '69 Charger R/T in Toronto that was built green with a red interior. I tried to buy it for a few years just to get the red interior. The data plate was there and matched. 40 years later I wish I had taken a pic of it.
     
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    I wonder if any of these "factory repaints" were because of assembly line damage or accidents. I worked at a Dodge Truck dealership in the late 70's. We had a "stoner" for a parts runner and he got wasted and then backed a brand new Maxivan into a concrete wall at about 30 mph! The van was sent to a body shop, repaired, and sold as brand new. I'm sure they would not inform a buyer that it was almost totaled beforehand.
     
  9. Darter6

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    Your not the only one. The dealer I worked for,his son smashed many a new Dodges that were then sold as new.
     
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    Over the years I've had 3 cars that had a different color paint under the original paint in the engine bay. I think they emptied their guns when changing colors.
     
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    Or, the car was clipped?
     
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      This is correct. I have had Mopars that showed this clearly. The factory used a paint gun with a long hose connected to huge containers of paint. There would have been valves to switch between colours. The colour of paint was switched, and the paint in the hose had to be used up before the new colour came through. When the factory painted the cars, they began by painting the engine bay, then the other jambs, and then closed things up, and sprayed the exterior. That is why you will see a different colour under the engine bay. Also it is possible, that the guy with the gun accidentally started spraying the burnt orange, realized it, and said "Hey Joe, its supposed to be green not orange", and the valve got switched to green and he carried on.
       
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        Also, I will add, that the factory painted the interior colour first, so if a car was white, with a blue interior, for example, the blue painted door surfaces were done first, then masked off, and then the exterior was painted. No masking was done when the interior colour was sprayed, so a lot of the surrounding areas would be that colour before being masked off. So when sanding through the exterior white paint, one will find blue underneath. Very common to see the interior colour showing through at the door hinges.
        Chrysler baked the paint, and probably baked the car after the interior colour was sprayed, then masked it, then sprayed the exterior colour, and baked it again. That is why you will see the exterior colour peeling in the jambs sometimes and showing the interior colour. The exterior colour did not adhere really well to the interior colour, because it did not get sanded prior to the exterior being sprayed, and therefore, it did not bite into the interior colour all that well because it had been cured by baking.
         
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