I've got a 55 buick in the shop doing a repaint. The car was repainted 10-15 years ago and paint still looks fair but has a ton of waves in it. Stripping it to bare metal and findind laq. primer and red nitrostand glaze so that tells me it was done some time ago. Is base clear with what looks like about 2 gallons of clear on it. The hood looked good so trying to just use Spi black epoxy and no 2-k to see how it works. Stripped the hood with 40 on 8" and 6" da, put down two coats of unreduced epoxy, let dry overnight sanded with 220 da. Put down two more coats of epoxy reduced 60%. Looks good I think I can wet sand with 400 and put down the base and clear. This is just a test to see if it works as good as I've been told. Also this is black with white two tone so a good test.