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Old 09-30-2018, 10:30 PM
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I have a question about setting gaps and placement on the doors for my 69 camaro. Iíve removed the doors and hinges. Hinges got blasted, rebuilt and sprayed with epoxy sealer. The door jamb has been stripped and sealed. Iím getting ready to get all the gaps and placement as perfect as I can and Iíve got a plan that has one hole I canít figure out. When I take this all apart to paint the door jamb and hinges wonít the thickness of the paint on both change how everything fits or is this not going to be a noticeable issue? If it will change everything what are some tricks to accounting for the extra thickness. I thought of putting layers of masking tape between the pieces to simulate the thickness of the paint but Iím guessing on mil thickness? Is this a dumb idea, a good one, or is this not anything I actually have to consider? Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:22 AM
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I have a question about setting gaps and placement on the doors for my 69 camaro. Iíve removed the doors and hinges. Hinges got blasted, rebuilt and sprayed with epoxy sealer. The door jamb has been stripped and sealed. Iím getting ready to get all the gaps and placement as perfect as I can and Iíve got a plan that has one hole I canít figure out. When I take this all apart to paint the door jamb and hinges wonít the thickness of the paint on both change how everything fits or is this not going to be a noticeable issue? If it will change everything what are some tricks to accounting for the extra thickness. I thought of putting layers of masking tape between the pieces to simulate the thickness of the paint but Iím guessing on mil thickness? Is this a dumb idea, a good one, or is this not anything I actually have to consider? Thanks.
Negligible impact imho.

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Old 10-01-2018, 12:53 PM
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Thank you.
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Old 10-29-2018, 07:30 PM
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Not worth worrying about. The paint thickness should not be enough to affect the gaps.
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Old 11-20-2018, 04:58 PM
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A typical car's complete factory paint system, IE ecoat, primer, base coat and clearcoat is typically somewhere between 100 microns and 150microns thick. That's .004 to .006 inches thick. Even if you doubled that, you'd be looking at barely .01 thick. Negligible.
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Old 11-21-2018, 12:14 AM
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Thanks all for the replies. Iíve got everything stripped and metalwork done now gotta get the doors hung and start fitting them!
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