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Old 12-27-2006, 07:30 PM
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Gray Primer

Im going to paint my final color on my 48 chevy with the gray primer look, as i want to keep it old style custom. My local body shop said i should put two high build coats then sand to smooth finnish. I then was told to spray a coat of sealer so i can wash the car when i need to. Can i spray a clear coat over the primer instead of the sealer to give it a nice shine. I really like the gray look..Im really into the old fashion rods. Plus this whole car has been low budget ,and i have done all the work on this car myself. I have learned that i dont care if others like it or not, as i have put my life into this car and this is the look i want. Plus i plan to drive it as my main car. What do you all think of my idea, i can take criticism without bad feelings. I REMEMBER AS A KID that most rods built in my area all had primer on them, and i always thought that was so cool.I am handicapped, and blind in one eye now so i really want to get my dream car done before anything else happens. And my wife wants me to be able to drive it before my health gets worse. So im in a hurry to get the paint on so i can get the glass put in and the interior done. This is what it looks like so far. I have also lowered the car another 3" since these pics were taken. You can see more in my jounal, anyoldchevy's Journal
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:22 PM
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Call me crazy, but if you want it shiny and gray, how about some gray urethane single stage paint?
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:22 PM
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Another possibility is to find a gray base coat you like and cover it with a flatened clear coat.
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hey i like the primered look and im 18
primer is finer
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Mr.Wood, the car is looking cool IMO. You can shoot a urethane clear over your sealer but definately use a satin or flat clear, or add the flattener in yoruself. I think if you went the full gloss route you'd be sorry as it'll highlight any imperfections. The dull look is what makes the primer look good IMO, a nice eggshell shine would be the most gloss I'd use.
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:11 PM
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Mr.Wood, the car is looking cool IMO. You can shoot a urethane clear over your sealer but definately use a satin or flat clear, or add the flattener in yoruself. I think if you went the full gloss route you'd be sorry as it'll highlight any imperfections. The dull look is what makes the primer look good IMO, a nice eggshell shine would be the most gloss I'd use.
I think you are right, i want to keep the dull look. Thanks for the advice.
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The primer "look" is great but don't use primer to get it. Primer is porous and will attract moisture which will result in your car rusting under the primer. The best way to do it is to use a base coat in the color you want and then spray a clear coat with a good amount of flattener in it over the base. You'll wind up with the flat "primer" look but you'll also have the same protection you get with a modern BC/CC paint job.
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Thanks Centerline, i dont want any rust down the road to start showing up. I will go with your plan. Thanks again.
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Mrwood; Do you have any full view pics of the Aero and what did you end up with as far as height goes from ground to frame front and back.
Looks good Mrwood. Nice to see another Aerosedan brought back to life.

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This will give you the look you are after.

http://www.tcpglobal.com/kustomshop/ksflatz.aspx
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bloverby, Thanks for the info. That gave me alot of ideas, and i like the prices.
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Old 12-31-2006, 10:23 AM
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Mrwood; Do you have any full view pics of the Aero and what did you end up with as far as height goes from ground to frame front and back.
Looks good Mrwood. Nice to see another Aerosedan brought back to life.

Cheers!!

I will get you some more photos and dimensions as soon as i can get back to the shop. Im kind of sick right now, and problems with my one good eye so im stuck inside. Also the dimensions will change some when i get my new tires. Talk to you all later ok.
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You can add clear to your primer. Quite a few make their own sealer using 2k primer, activator, and a small amount of clear. I'll see if I still have the formula wrote down somewhere. This was explained to me by a paint rep as to how to mix it. It will give you the satin, smooth look.

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