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high gloss and satin paint

Hello again!

Finishing up my '87 mustang big block project and am starting to come up with paint ideas. I am wanting to do a satin black paint job with metallic gloss black racing stripes.

This is the kind of stripe I want to do. So, they gray/gunmetal color would be Satin black and the silver would be gloss black.

Normally I wouldn't have an issue doing this because both colors would be gloss and I would just bury it all in clear coat. I am wondering how I would go about this without having a "step" you can feel on the lines? My basic plan was to just spray a 2ft~ wide metallic gloss strip down the center of the car. Then, lay out the stripes, mask them off and spray the satin black.

I am going to use a single stage as this is a drag car so I want something I can easily touch up and not have to worry about the paint so much. So, is there a safe way to remove the little "edge" or do I just have to deal with it?

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Tape off which ever color you plan to do first so thats all your painting then tape it up and do your second color. This keeps your paint as close as possible to the same height. If this makes any sense to you. You'll still be able to feel it but not as much. Only way to get it completely smooth is to clear coat it and that will mess up your satin black.
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