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Painting color coats (3rd try) - shoot body separate from resin hood?

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#1 MitchP


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:25 AM

Fnlally ready for another attempt at my '66 Nova paint job. This time, different color and a resin outlaw hood. All prep work done and primed for both peices. Should the hood be shot separately and just kept in sync by counting coats? The car will have interchangeable hoods with a flat black one with pro stock scoop.



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:33 AM

A lot depends on the color. Some cover better than others, and counting coats doesn't ALWAYS guarantee you'll get exactly the same paint thickness and coverage everywhere. This can even be a problem on 1:1 cars...it's not unusual for a hyper-critical old car-painter like me to spot a slight mismatch between panels on just-finished showcars.


Ideally, the hood should be in place when you shoot the color. This can lead to more problems if the paint gets into the seams and sticks the hood shut...causing a real mess when you try to cut it free.


If you're going to use a clear top-coat, shoot your base-coats with the hood in place to assure even color, and remove the panel to shoot your clear.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:34 PM

I still use a wire coat hanger to hold my models.With a separate hood,you can usually find a space to  stick it somewhere so that  as you move the can or AB around it gets some color.  I don't worry too much about solid colors matching, but metallics , and candies present special care to get the color on in the same pattern at the same time.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:01 PM

^^me to, I just 'tape' the doors/hoods to the bottom/sides of the 'holder' and when you paint the side of the model, paint what's below also...voila!! same shades...



works for me...

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:48 PM

Spray hood and body at same time, prime both with same primer and you should have the same base to apply the color coat to. Spraying at the same time helps to have the same paint mix sprayed onto both.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:54 PM

Ditto. Ditto. Ditto...