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    Work continues on the t-bird

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    Finally rolled the thunderbird in the paint booth yesterday. Laid down a silver base coat, spent about 2 hours figuring out how and where to lay out the panel inserts. Masked all the off.

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    Mixed up a custom purple, then reverse masked the roof. Applied lace, mixed a custom dark blue, then a candy blue on top of that.

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    Unmasked everything and clear coat. It's hard to see in the pictures but we added a shit ton of silver metal flake, and some red metal flake, and a little pearl. You will need sunglasses to look at it head on in sunlight.
    Hopefully we can get back in the booth next week to spray the bottom half of the car.

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    wow i think it came out great.

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    I want to do similar paint graphics with my Galaxies roof.
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    Is minic a brhis beal duine a shorn.

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    Road Devil's Member Wally's Avatar
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    question, lace paint jobs have to be done using two stage paint right? i was going to try it with single stage but was told it wouldnt look right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally View Post
    question, lace paint jobs have to be done using two stage paint right? i was going to try it with single stage but was told it wouldnt look right?
    A lace paint job really should be 2 stage with a candy to give it some depth but I am not going to say it can't be done in single stage because I am sure someone can do it and make it look badass.

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    I was told the clear coat is what makes it pop and in single stage paint the clear is in the base coat already. The jr. colleges used to teach this stuff but not no more.

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