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Old 11-05-2011, 02:39 PM
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Very nice,,does the color hold up well??
I can answer this question for you from my own experience.

The black primer will start breaking down and looking gray and streaky within 3-5 years, depending on how much sun it is exposed to.

Single stage black urethane with flattener will last 10-15 years, and still look pretty good. The only issue is repairablility. You can't just spot it in like you could a gloss job.

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I never did give an opinion on your original question.

If budget is a consideration... I would go flat black. It doesn't need nearly the degree of prep and finish work that the gloss black does.

If the most important thing is how mean it looks.... Gloss black!!! Gloss black looks darker, and therefore much more sinister!

Flat black is lighter, since the surface difuses light... which tends to make it look more grayish.

One more reason.... If you go flat black, your car will look like the "nationwide fleet" of street rods. Gloss black will help to sererate your car from the herd.
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I never did give an opinion on your original question.

If budget is a consideration... I would go flat black. It doesn't need nearly the degree of prep and finish work that the gloss black does.

If the most important thing is how mean it looks.... Gloss black!!! Gloss black looks darker, and therefore much more sinister!

Flat black is lighter, since the surface difuses light... which tends to make it look more grayish.

One more reason.... If you go flat black, your car will look like the "nationwide fleet" of street rods. Gloss black will help to sererate your car from the herd.

Done then,,,I'll go gloss black because I definetly want a "sinister" look!!!!
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Add a little red somewhere... lettering, striping, graphics... and it works even better!

How about a little cartoon of the '50s-'60s comic character "Little Hot Stuff? }:-)
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This is the best looking deuce in black mat finish I've ever seen.



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Absolutely AWESOME!!!
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Add a little red somewhere... lettering, striping, graphics... and it works even better!

How about a little cartoon of the '50s-'60s comic character "Little Hot Stuff? }:-)

SWEEEET!!
Do You have a picture of Your Rod?
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I have a 93 Mustang notch back with a 429 BBF. Car was a bone yard rescue. Ding here & there too lazy to do body work so I sanded and shot it with Rustoleum satin black. Sprayed lights with Duplicolor Nite Shades. It has 3" dumps with Flowmasters. Sounds nasty, looks nasty, a real low flyer! Paint is wash & wear turns heads all over town & at the track. Have a local guy that does old skool Von Dutch style pin work, red and white to set it off. Old & New Kool.
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SWEEEET!!
Do You have a picture of Your Rod?
I'd love to see it.
I don't have my own toys any more. Many years ago I became a 'hot rod groupie". :-)~ I have been custom painting most of my life, and realized that when you work seven days a week for other motorheads... there really isn't time anymore to build your own.

It's not all bad. In the last couple years, I've done a '40 Ford coupe... a '38 Dodge panel... a chopper... some repairs on a '37 Ford flatback that I painted... a purple '70 Charger... a VW "flower-power" van... worked with a local machine shop on their prototype bike, (there are five more coming behind it)... and right now I am doing a red-white & blue Superstock-style '68 AMX. It's better than trying to make time for a hobby while working a "real job". Yes.. I know it's a dream job! ...except for the sanding. :-)

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I prefer satin black. Its a nice midway point between flat and gloss.
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I don't have my own toys any more. Many years ago I became a 'hot rod groupie". :-)~ I have been custom painting most of my life, and realized that when you work seven days a week for other motorheads... there really isn't time anymore to build your own.

It's not all bad. In the last couple years, I've done a '40 Ford coupe... a '38 Dodge panel... a chopper... some repairs on a '37 Ford flatback that I painted... a purple '70 Charger... a VW "flower-power" van... worked with a local machine shop on their prototype bike, (there are five more coming behind it)... and right now I am doing a red-white & blue Superstock-style '68 AMX. It's better than trying to make time for a hobby while working a "real job". Yes.. I know it's a dream job! ...except for the sanding. :-)
If you did a '38 Dodge Panel, that is a lot of blocking & sanding, worth almost two cars, to do it right. When I see someone using a D A, usually it is because they want to do a fast job. I never did use a D A, because you don't have the good feel, that is needed for a Show Car. I raised my son that way, and today he is worst than i am. He has painted a few Street Rods & Harley's. He uses House of Colors paint. I'm to old for that any more, but can't stand to see some of the work that comes out of some body shops. You can't paint over a terd, and make it look decent. Happy Cruisin.
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http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/b...flat_painting/

Hotrod mag painted a Camaro satin black for cheap.. Came out nice IMO.

This is what I will do after a little more body work.
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If you did a '38 Dodge Panel, that is a lot of blocking & sanding, worth almost two cars, to do it right.
It was about two acres of tin! {:-)
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Very Nice! I have always liked them. Very few around !
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