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83 Targa
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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Is my paint original?

I bought an '83 Targa in October and it has really nice guards red paint. It might be original but I am not sure. A friend found that the right front fender was painted and the hood with thickness readings of .012. The rest of the car is reading .006 for paint thickness. I also find signs of an off-white over spray in the engine campartment. Is this over spray an indication of a total repaint? Not that it really matters, but I am just curious....
Old 03-06-2013, 10:24 AM
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Location: branford ct
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if the mill reading is 12 mills it's repainted maybe twice the 6 mills is about what it should be 4 mills is more like what it really should be if it's single stage and it should be SS .
there should be no very light gray over spray any were that you can see . so to me it could be some one did respray some of the car with just the light gery sealer and 2 or 3 coats of SS to get to the 6 mills .
on average 14 mills you have to strip the finish and most of the time that is about 2 repaints over the oe finish .
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