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Old 05-06-2005, 07:03 PM
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Finally got a chance to talk with the Car Quest paint guy about his "gray is best" claim. Appears that baddbob and AC/DC had the right idea. He WAS talking about coverage of the color coat over the primer, not the primer itself.

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Now that he's got his story right, he is exactly right!

Dupont first figured this out a few years back and came out with their Value shades.

A lot of people laughed at the idea at the time because you would assume a bad hiding red would hide better over a red sealer. Wrong, it turns out it will hide better over the proper darkness of gray better. This has since been proven true with all colors.

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Now that he's got his story right, he is exactly right!
Actually it's...now that I'VE got HIS story right. He was right all the time, I just got the issue confused because I wasn't listening to him well enough.

And he did emphasize the Dupont research (which you mentioned). I think he said they now have 7 shades of gray for various color coats.
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I should have read this post before I shot the base coat on my project today. Check out the attached picture the bumper cover has black primer on it and the rest of the car has grey primer. The main body of the car has two coats of paint on it and the bumper cover has 4.

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