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Help on details of painting white racing stripes.

Im fixing up a 1966 mustang coup with my dad. Neither of us have any prior painting knowledge and are about ready to paint and in the sanding primer stage. As i said were putting white racing stripes and a metallic blue down for the base coat. We plan on covering that with clear. The question is what order and method to do the stripes and base coat. Ive herd of painting hood roof and trunk white first. Taping off areas that are going to be the stripes and then painting are base metallic blue. Then pull off the taped stripes and clearing the the entire car. Is this a good method. If so are there any details on waiting for the white to dry until taping it off. The scuffing the remaining White paint for the blue metallic coat. What do I do if the blue coat happens to run over the white? Ive herd that can be fixed in the clear coat stage. Idk im pretty new at this but ive done some reading.

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I say try to eliminate as many things that can go wrong with a complete, spray the car, clear it then mask off the stripes and shoot them. You can spray clear over that entire panel if you like to bury the edge of the stripe. But honestly, for a nice job to just spray the stripe over the clear in a single stage paint and run a buffer over it to knock the edge of the stripe a little is really plenty in most cases. It really depends on your expectations of the job.

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"I say try to eliminate as many things that can go wrong with a complete, spray the car, clear it then mask off the stripes and shoot them."

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This way you can take your time to lay-out the stripes without a time window and get them EXACTLY how you want them.
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Thanks for explaining it so clearly..Will follow your tips and try to paint the stripes the way i want..




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Yep, just take your time and have fun. If you haven't painted much, go get your self a fender or hood at a bodyshop out of the scrap bin (most any bodyshop has piles of fenders and such they are more than happy for you to take) and spray a few for practice before you shoot your car. The cost of the paint and clear for these tests is money VERY well spent.

Paint the car, have fun with it, and then after it's cured a good few days lay the stripes.

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Klayjp, be aware that the LeMans stripes on
65-66 Stangs were tapered at the front and
rear. If you try to paint the stripes the same
width along the length of the car it won't look right.

There's a diagram of the stripe dimensions
around here someplace...
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This is an especially helpful thread to me because I was eventually going to have to ask the same thing. I too am painting my mustang a metallic blue with white stripes.

It never occurred to me to spray the entire base and clear, then come in with single stage white stripes...brilliant!

By the way, in this link under the Installation tips heading is the measurements for the LeMans stripes.

http://www.cobranda.com/techinfo.html
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........By the way, in this link under the Installation tips heading is the measurements for the LeMans stripes.

http://www.cobranda.com/techinfo.html
Thanks for posting the link, Lizer.
Many GM converts wouldn't know about the stripe
sizing, and it makes all the difference on how the
finished car looks.
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