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Paint your Front & Rear Corvette Letters!

Give your rear end a new look

BY: Jim Kramer - jkramer@tampabay.rr.com

I learned the following SIMPLE way to paint your Front & Rear "Corvette" Lettering

Items Needed:
Mineral Spirits
Lint Free Cloth or Wipes
Enamel Spray Paint (Pick your Color) DO NOT USE QUICK DRYING!
Masking Tape

Procedure:
Clean the lettering with Mineral Spirits. If you are removing existing lettering, make sure to get all the glue cleaned up.

Mask off a square area just outside the lettering. Make sure to protect the area outside of the square from paint. You should end up with a rectangle area where it says "Corvette", and the rest of it should be protected from paint.

Spray the entire rectangle with the Enamel paint, until it looks nice and smooth.

Let it dry for about 60 seconds. Remove the masking tape, being careful not to mess up the fresh paint in the recesses of the letters.

Take the lint free cloth, and put some mineral sprits on it. Start cleaning up the paint that is outside the letters. Be careful to stay on the top of the surface, avoiding the recesses of the letters. You will need to keep working with clean cloth, and fresh mineral spirits as the cloth becomes dirty. The paint comes off very easily, so don't worry about it leaving a mess.

That's it... it's SIMPLE - and looks like a $100 Air Brush Job! I would start with the license plate cover, as it is easily removed, and can be done off of the car. It's a little scary at first (spraying paint on your car!!!!), but it really is harmless! Total time: Approx 25 minutes.



For questions or comments about this article, drop Jim a line at jkramer@tampabay.rr.com .


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