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Old 07-07-2004, 06:29 PM
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painting/clear coat/question please read

I am about to get my first paint job on my 1966 mustang. I will be painting it black. Here is my question, should i A) get the paint job where the clear coat is already somewhat mixed into the paint or pay the extra $200 (give or take) for them to put on a seperate coat of clear coat. What are the advantages and disadvantages.

Note- this isnt a huge paint job only about $900 (no not macco) but would like one to last at least a year.

I have heard that with it already mixed in to the paint and if i scratch my car it will be harder to get out and if i get the extra coat it will be easier.

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Black changes everything!
I could give you a better explanation if I knew what you were talking about as far as type of paint and even brand if you wish to expose.
All single stages have clear (binder) in them so are we talking,
alkyd enamel
acrylic enamel
acrylic urethane
polyurethane

Now are we talking bottom of barrel stuff, decent grade stuff or premium stuff?
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the brand of paint is sherwin williams i believe. so i dont know what that falls under. and i do remember reading something on their price board about polyurethane (not sure)
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If its their acrylic enamel its a good product.
Black is not as UV sensitive so you will get the year you want out of it pretty easy.
If your redoing the car in a year it may not be worth the extra $200 for base clear- but if your hoping for longer than you should spend the money.

2nd thought!
1 quart of black base (a good grade) will cover a mustang.
2 Qts of a cheap base will easly do it.
1 Gallon of clear more than enough.
Why $200 extra?

See picture this is one quart of spies base with paint left over on exterior, used more on floor and inside than outside,

http://www.southernpolyurethanes.com...s/MVC-410F.JPG

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my goal is to get a paint job to last at least 2 years before i either repaint if needed or to sell it.
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Black acrylic enamel won't be a problem lasting 2 years. Ready to sell let me know, I can always use a mustang.
19 is just not enough!
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wow

i wish i was you
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Re: wow

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i wish i was you
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No you don't!! You would be kicking yourself in the you know where.
I have owned 77 wife says 78 but she don't know 50's-60's vettes some I restored and showed some just sold for a profit.
Now think about it 70 vettes X's say just $30,000 at old math (try to buy one for 30,000) is $2,100,000. Almost all my 60's were big blocks or FI. DUH!

So moral of the story is- at your age when ready park that stang don't sell and ditto for any classic car. They are a better investment than stock market for sure.
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