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Old 06-29-2006, 04:14 PM
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Proper color layering for stripes

Im wanting to paint my 69 torino black with white ralley stripes. My question is, I want the white to be very bright, so I would most likely need a white or grey primer for the hood and deck lid? and then just a black primer for the rest of the car? Then correct me if im wrong but I would lay white base over the entire hood and decklid, and black base over the rest of the car. Then mask off the stripes, paint black base over the hood and decklid to cover the remaining white. Then unmask and clear?

I know this sounds amature (cuz I am) , but is there a more simple way?

I know if I shot the car red (or a light color) then I can just shoot the black stripes over the red. But im afraid white over black base will create a light grey.

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Howdy BSS,IMO you have the procedure right,but for the wrong reason....lol
I would paint the car the very same way you talked about,but for one main reason.Black covers better than white.I ALWAYS pain the car backwards,I know it sounds weird,but its true.The rearon I do so is so I dont get a hard edge betweene the two colors.I also tack the holy crap out of the stripes to reduce the edge.I hope that helps,and Im sure you will get alot of posts telling you how wrong I am.....lol
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Old 06-29-2006, 04:32 PM
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P.S......look in my journal,there is a sunfire I painted in there.When you see it,look closley.I painted the silver first,then the green,then the purple,then the pinstripe.That should give you an idea as to how to do the project.Hope that helps!
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No I am not telling your wrong evil, you always say that though. Must have had trouble with other forums. Black will cover white better then vice versa. Black normally covers pretty well in my experience. I would seal or prime the whole car with probably a medium grey, spray white base in the area where the stripes will be. Mask off the stripes that will stay white, spray the rest of the car with black base, You don't even have to sand the part thats still white thats past the area of the stripes if you are within the time window of your base. There will be less masking off required that way too, although I prefer painting the main color first then doing the stripes, but in your situation, probably spray the white stripes first. Work on getting the white somewhat covered first with a coat on that area and then spray the black over the whole car till you have coverage. Unmask your stripes and clear the whole car, hopefully enough coats that your tape line gets buried. Normally you spray a color sealer that your main color will have good coverage on, but with such a difference between black and white, I am thinking a compromise with a medium grey. If you are concerned about the coverage of either the white or black, pick up some cards with the black and white checkerboard and spray them and see what the coverage is like over white and black.
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Ok good, thanks guys. I guess I will use a med grey primer on the whole car. Instead of buying 2 primer colors like I was talking about. Now all I have to worry about (besides painting it) is masking lines (oh this could be a mess..), also evil what do you mean by tack the crap out of the tape lines, you mean make sure it pressed down hard?
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