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Old 05-28-2011, 01:06 PM
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Painting backsides of panels? Stripes? What do you guys do?

Just debating what to do about the backsides of my parts.. Valances, fenders, etc.. I will be doing Lemans stripes on this car.. Just seems like a waste of paint and clear to do the backsides of all these parts (Except for the hood and trunk).

What do you guys do? Also debating if I want to put the lemans stripes on the bottom of the hood, etc..

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Old 05-28-2011, 01:25 PM
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That's a matter of taste. Personally, I consider stripes to be an accent. Therefore, they should only be in specific locations. I have matched inside scheme with outside on several cars that came out really nice. Even 2-toned valve covers. But, I personally do prefer the less is more philosophy.
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jamb them with base and just clear what will show...holds down hidden dirt/dust
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So what about the hidden backsides? Just epoxy, maybe some undercoating?
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Persanal opinion I guess. If it were me, I wouldn't do the stripes on the underside of hood and trunk, I just don't think it adds to the look when the trunk and hood are open. I like to use the spray on bedliner on the backsides of fenders and valances.
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It would sure be a lot easier if I didn't have to! Now to figure out where to stop the stripes then.

I do like the idea of having them go into the cowl area so as to not potentially have a visible line.. Just masking them out could be a pain! Unless someone has a great idea on how to mask just the exterior so no lines are visible.
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