Originally Posted by 59RAMBLERSUPERWAGON
Ok paint and body specialists, here is my quandry. I looked up the paint code on my 59 rambler and it came up as Pine Ridge Green and crossed to dupont color 202-83427. the chip i can see online looks darker than the paint in the engine bay and on the door frames. of course the exterior is faded and not a referance. So I am considering painting the car in the factory color.
Now this car will sit OUTSIDE and UNCOVERED. So having said that and being that I am going to attempt to paint the car myself with a cheap gun, what do you suggest? I am not working on the body currently, but I am trying to put togeather a cost budget.
Well Farna, I agree if a guy is gun shy what you suggest does make sense, however In his original post he said "I am going to attempt to paint the car myself with a cheap gun, what do you suggest?" That is where my advice comes from.
Also you mentioned that a commercial shop doesn't blend clear. Well I disagree, they all do. When I was on the floor painting we blended clear daily, especially on a lower quarter repair, the clear blend was on the sail panel. I never cleared both sides of the car and the roof. Insurance companies don't pay you for that. Also, there are shops that do nothing but spot repairs and blend clear coat. It is possible, very possible and when you become good at it, it becomes invisible and second nature.
Just my experiences