Repaint with matt black or semi gloss black stripe

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  • June 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm #31155

    I am painting a 72 Chevelle and the main color will be Inferno Orange (10 Camaro). The customer wants the racing stripe on the hood and trunk to be a matte or semi gloss black. Normally I would paint the car and then the stripe and clear together. In this case, how can I accomplish the black color wanted by the customer in the fewest steps possible. I have a UTEC mixing system.

    June 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm #31157

    I used to do a lot of striping on heavy trucks (mostly single stage).

    Typically paint the main colour (base and clear). After it has dried, lay your stripes out and gently prep the areas with fine paper and very gently prep the edges with a scotch brite pad (making sure not to ruin your masking). The blue fine line tape seems to be durable enough for this…I would use a grey scotch brite on the edges, only moving in line with the tape. Then spray your matte colour for the stripe (matte black single stage perhaps).

    If you spray the stripe relatively soon after clearing the main colour, the clear should be fresh enough to allow good adhesion of the second colour (obviously you still need to scuff it very well). Check your tech sheets as per recoat times, you don’t want to go too soon, either.

    If anyone has alternate ways I would like to hear them as well.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:18 am #31164

    Quickest way is to spray the chevelle base clear one day then let it sit.Day 2 mask out your stripes,scuff inside the lines and shoot them with utech 200 single stage with 100% flat agent instead of 200 blender….done.Now keep in mind this will not be under the clear and it would be extremly difficult to do it that way with a matt clear.

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