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#1 BluePopsicle

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:37 AM

Currently working on a '66 Shelby GT350 and plan to put rally stripes on during the build. I've got it primed and sprayed with silver base as of right now. What I'm thinking I should do is shoot the 2nd and final color then clear it. Once dry, tape off and shoot the stripes. Is this the order you more experienced builders would do?

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:14 AM

What kind of paint?

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:16 AM

I would shoot the base color, then mask for stipes, shoot that color, and then clear it.......

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:17 PM

I'm shooting nail polish.

I would shoot the base color, then mask for stipes, shoot that color, and then clear it.......

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Wouldn't there be a problem of the mask pulling the base off?

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:27 PM

as long as you have sanded it correctly that shouldnt be a problem..... i usually use 3M blue stripe tape when i do stuff like that. its low tac, but leaves a nice crisp edge.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:35 PM

I do it both ways. ( painting stripes I mean ). Sometimes it depends on the colors. I prefer to normally shoot dark over light colors. As Bryan says the 3M blue tape will give you a nice edge but I will sometimes shoot a clear coat before the second color as it will seal the tape and stop any seepage you may have. I alway remove the tape while the last coat is still a bit tacky. No wrong way as long as it works for you. Good luck and let us see how your car turns out.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:01 PM

I've actually been trying to post pics all day today, and can't figure it out. I'll have to watch the tutorial again to see if I missed anything.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:45 PM

Here are (hopefully) some photos of what I'm working on. Since taking these pics, I've sprayed the blue and applied 2 coats of clear. Pics soon to come.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:08 AM

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:50 AM

I feel this topic has moved beyond the original post. I'm going to move this to a more appropriate thread.