Well here is the final paint on this Ol' Girl

Iowa409

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The trunk shows the gold highlights in that shot, it will look black at night, then in the sun it will show the root beer color and the pagan gold along with the copper, you cant see it in these photos but the roof is pearl ice white with pagan gold pearl, it's just the way I wanted it, it took 2 years to come up with that color and shifting Technic, all I can say is.....MIC DROP , I like it.
 

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Junky

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Looks great... If you have the luxury of time, let the paint cure for a month or two, and then wet sand with ultra fine paper (1200 or 1500), and then buff to a high luster. Once that is done, I would then put the chrome on. Check with the paint supplier to see how long you must wait before applying wax. When I have my car base coat / clear coat, the paint manufacturer suggested 8 months to allow for all solvents to fully outgas. That was back in 1992, so things might have changed a lot since then.
 

Clint

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Looks great... If you have the luxury of time, let the paint cure for a month or two, and then wet sand with ultra fine paper (1200 or 1500), and then buff to a high luster. Once that is done, I would then put the chrome on. Check with the paint supplier to see how long you must wait before applying wax. When I have my car base coat / clear coat, the paint manufacturer suggested 8 months to allow for all solvents to fully outgas. That was back in 1992, so things might have changed a lot since then.
I normally sand and buff within the first week
 

Junky

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I normally sand and buff within the first week
What type of paint are you spraying? My experience has been mostly with lacquers and acrylic enamels. I have zero experience with some of the new paints, nor the newer paint guns. I learned to paint in 1958, when my father asked me to paint a file cabinet black. The old Devilbiss siphon gun that I had borrowed, had a heating element in the bottom of the can, and you plugged it in to heat the paint before spraying. It worked great, and dried to a nice gloss. I saved what was left of that can of lacquer, and still have it in the garage till today.
I recently learned that PPG has discontinued selling lacquer paints, and the store that I was purchasing it from, has enough left to mix me a quart of paint for my car, and a pint of interior paint. I also bought the last quart of clear that they had and an extra gallon of thinners.
 
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