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Username Post: 61 rocker coating        (Topic#353402)
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10-11-18 06:40 AM - Post#2748418    

I have this textured surface under the paint along the rockers of my 61 Bel Air. The edge is arrow straight and it extends from the front wheel opening to the back. Is this a factory thing or was it done when the car was painted? Sorry a couple photos are turned 90.

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1961 Bel Air Bubbletop


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10-11-18 03:32 PM - Post#2748454    
    In response to BelAirBub

that is not factory on 61 to 64s including everyone of those years that I owned.

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10-13-18 04:39 PM - Post#2748597    
    In response to BelAirBub

Almost looks like a thinned out bed liner spray on material...

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10-13-18 05:48 PM - Post#2748602    
    In response to BelAirBub

The Finger Tips
Fact Book says areas subject to rust are coated with a special rust resisting zinc primer.

ChevGene 1934 Master sedan 1939 Master DeLuxe Town Sedan 1950 Styline DeLuxe Power Glide 1957 Nomad 283 PG 1963 Corvair Convertible

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Loc: Bradenton, FL
Reg: 05-26-18
10-13-18 07:08 PM - Post#2748606    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

That's not zinc primer. That looks like modern chip guard. This is similar stuff sprayed on the lower edges of the new Silverados.


1963 Chevrolet ?

Brendan P. 
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Loc: Canada
Reg: 01-21-18
10-14-18 01:11 PM - Post#2748654    
    In response to Swifster

It's called gravel guard.

1961 Impala Sport Sedan


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