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Old 02-22-2010, 09:19 PM
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Need Help Painting Stripes!!!

hey i am going to be painting a 67 mustang white with dark blue stripes with a base coat clear coat system tell me if this sounds rite to u..................i am going to spray three coats of base than maybe sand the last one with 500 and spray one more coat after that let it dry and mask off the stripes and paint over the base coat with blue acryilic enamel for the stripes after thats dry unmask everything and clear coat over the whole car and stripes together!!! IS THIS THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT??

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Old 02-22-2010, 10:07 PM
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Why not just use basecoat for both the white and stripes?

Basecoat will be easier to spray and lay flat, dry quicker to limit the dirt landing in it, can be sanded much sooner if you do have to do some denibbing, and one of the better bases will dry quicker for clearcoating over with less risk of solvent pop, and if you use the same brand of base, you know it should be compatable with the white basecoat your painting the stripes over. Also base would likely have less buildup at the tape line to bury with clear.
The rest sounds good, but I'd use the same brand of base for both colors.

Painting the white, denibbing +applying another coat or two if needed, allow proper tape time, tape off and paint your blue stripes, unmask and clearcoat.

Normally painting the stripes first would mean less masking off between colors, but I'd paint the white first, because the blue will probably cover over white much easier then the other way around.
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Forget the Acrylic enamel, do it all in base/clear.
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