Originally Posted by Lizer
I'd like to bring this back up...when painting metallics I've seen people paint the panels individually, assemble the entire car, and then drop coat the entire car assembled. Anything wrong with this method?
I don't see the advantage to it Josh. When painting a metallic car, it needs to be taken apart to paint the backside of hood, deck lid etc as well as the jams. What is the benefit of painting the body and panels apart? You could only paint the base coat anyway. Since the modern base coats do not require anything but good coverage it is going to be more costly to paint it twice. Personaly I prefer to paint a solid color with the car dissassembled and a metallic color assembled.
I bet you will get several opinions on this but there is mine.