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Old 09-13-2011, 06:43 AM
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Good Paint & Clear?

Hey members im planning on getting my hood and roof painted now the rest of the truck looks good still and my truck is a 93 model now it was painted when it was new by some customized company called Trailmaster and the fade paint job has held up real good except for the hood and roof since it wasn't painted by them.

My question is why has it lasted so long and looks so good did they use more clear when they painted it when it was brand new or painted and what brand of paint & clear should I buy and what was the trick they used for it to have lasted this long compare to the paint that GM used on hood and roof?

I have seen some shows on TV to where they apply six coats of clear because when it's wet sanded two or three coats come off. Please excuse me for being so dumb on this matter I know nothing about this stuff and I hope you guys understand what I mean if not im sorry.
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factory paint is pretty thin, aftermarket base clear would hold up better as you can see. ppg dbc will e a very close match on color, and use their omni or better clear,,2042? you might even consider, painting the hood and roof, and just scuffing the rest and put one coat of the same clear on it all to match...
6 coats of clear is not necessary, if it was preped right... unless its a show car. then they usually spray a couple coats, block it and spray clear again then cut and buff..
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