Painting white 72 Trans Am

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 5:42 pm
All completed painting, finished with the body shell today. not sounding boastfull here just thrilled with the results. it all came out excellent!

4 coats base/4 coats clear. plenty of clear so no worries at wet sanding. I say 4 coats base white, probably 3 coats to a pro as my first coat was light and not covering the primer. the clear is 4 good strong coats though.

so not only folks here, but I googled painting white and all said painting white is the most difficult! I can see why some would, but I had zero issues spraying the cameo white. zero runs, overlapping was not a problem, even color coat. just watch for the wetting as you go and I found it no problem.

anyhoot, so happy to have the paint complete. from here forward assembling the car etc is the part I enjoy. bought the car in 2015, what a journey. new quarters, lots of rust repair and more. did 100% myself.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 5:50 pm
more pics. was a blast painting it.
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 5:48 pm
forgive me, few more pics post de masking. i'm a happy camper.

for me was a bit nerve wracking due to cost of all "liquids" and sure didnt want it to be in waste!

now i kinda want a paint another car ha ha. learned a ton and really got the hang of it this time. fun stuff. 61 and still havin fun with it.

thanks to all the help from folks here.
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 7:56 pm
Looks great! Congrats.



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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2023 8:04 pm
looks great glad your having a good time with it, the only thing i can say for sure about white is it is one of the hardest colors to panel paint (meaning paint the fender bolt it on and its a dead match) think new car collision work ,but it is the easiest to blend i bet you could be 3 shades off and get away with a blend on white it is very forgiving that way.What part of KS are you from i also live in the sunflower state??
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