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Old 02-17-2006, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by kenseth17
I was thinking about this, and yeah, if you sprayed the black first in the area of the stripes, then masked off what you want to leave for the stripe then sprayed the grey, then removed the paper over the stripes and cleared the whole thing it would be a lot less masking and less painted that would be nearing the time window. But the way it is normally done, spray the car first, then mask and paint the stripes. I think the first way would look a little bit goofy if the line was not lost when clearing, if the grey of the car was a little higher then the black stripes at the masked line. If it was the other way around with a black stripes being a smidge higher, it would look like normal, or like if vinyl stripes were installed instead of being painted. I may be wrong, and with a clear being applied, at may not be true, but this was what was keeping me from saying paint the black first.
It has it's pros and cons. If you are trying to reproduce a factory stripe then the stripes are painted last. Most of what is done now is to get better than factory paint. In that case we just bury everything in clear for a smooth surface over the stripes.
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