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The vinyl wrap idea isn't to bad, or white and blue,

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The vinyl wrap idea isn't to bad, or white and blue,
You're not kidding! With the "wraps" I have been seeing that is a very viable alternative.





Heck yes this would hide stuff!

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Would this be the right graphics to make the blemishes less noticeable?
Could be, I sure don't see any blemishes
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Think I would be OK to use the blue pearl I wanted as my stripes on solid white? I ask because it would go over the bondo on the hood scoop.
Polished aluminum hides blemishes on the hood nicely
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The concept is growing on me but without the curves of the Cobra the combo dosn't look quite as good on a Miata.


Mine looks more like this though and with the big wheels, flares and stuff it would look OK I think



Any advantage to matt or semi gloss rather than gloss white?

Would single stage urethane be better or easier to fix cracks than BC CC?
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That's one case where white isn't hiding much,and I like those blemishes just like they are.
Hmmmm. I have never heard them called blemishes before.
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Polished aluminum hides blemishes on the hood nicely
In like the way this guy thinks
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The concept is growing on me but without the curves of the Cobra the combo dosn't look quite as good on a Miata.
The blue stripes look ok; but with the red stopping at the edge of the hood, it looks like you've re-painted the hood and haven't finished re-doing the stripes.
Either lose the red completely, or bring it over to meet the blue and follow it down the nose

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Any advantage to matte or semi gloss rather than gloss white?
I would go with a semi-gloss so you don't have a lot of reflections to show where the bad body work is.
If you go too flat, then it just looks like a bad paint job that doesn't shine
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The blue stripes look ok; but with the red stopping at the edge of the hood, it looks like you've re-painted the hood and haven't finished re-doing the stripes.
Either lose the red completely, or bring it over to meet the blue and follow it down the nose
Now that I look at it I think you are right. They need to be a steeper angle and longer. I'm going to mess with a lay out this weekend on it and see how it looks.
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Now that I look at it I think you are right. They need to be a steeper angle and longer. I'm going to mess with a lay out this weekend on it and see how it looks.
I'm going to suggest that you take a good look at the graphics on early-70's Chargers and AAR Cudas (especially the the blacked out power bulge of the Charger) and notice how the stripes flow with the lines of the car rather than fighting against them
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Working on it today I had a couple thoughts. It seems to me if I put a another layer of very fine weave (not cloth) over my flares all the way to the ends of the panels it would be just like body kits are. It might crack but you would never see it because the joint is hidden.

The other thought I had is I wonder of plasti dip is stretchy enough to hide cracks if they happen under it. I've never seen a car with it but plenty of photos and it would be OK in a lighter color.

Just thinking out loud.
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some idiot on my Mustang forum thought it would be a bright idea to paint his ENTIRE car with plastidip and, surprise, it didn't stay on and started cracking off.
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some idiot on my Mustang forum thought it would be a bright idea to paint his ENTIRE car with plastidip and, surprise, it didn't stay on and started cracking off.

AND if someone doesn't like you, they can walk by and peel you paint (plasti-dip) off and leave it in a pile by the car

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Just a thought is follow the 50 foot rule..Back in the day we inspected paint on the SCCA cars from a line 50 feet from the car..Sure put a damper on the perfect paint guys..

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AND if someone doesn't like you, they can walk by and peel you paint (plasti-dip) off and leave it in a pile by the car

Kelly
Of coarse,If the person really disliked you they could just START peeling it up at the front of the hood and when he drove it down the highway a full sheet would fly up, covering the windshield and .....ouch
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