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#1 boohoo

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:18 AM

iam building a chevy c1500 sliverado as a rc body ive primered the body grey (leting it dry for a few days) and was wondering whats the best way to paint it after smoothing the primer. i mean i want to do a two tone paintjob the bottom half will be black and the top either red or orange do i need to primer the top half with a diff colour or just leave it the way it is here is a pic of what ive done so far any help appreciated

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:42 AM

Red or orange should cover the grey primer just fine, provided neither is a metallic nor candy/transparent color.

If the paint break line is straight for the most part (no tight radius curves), I would mask the bottom half, apply the red/orange, then apply the black after masking the red/orange off. After the black is dry, lightly sand down (with very fine 1200 grit or finer) any ridge at the paint break line, apply clear coats over the entire body, then polish it out if you wish.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:10 AM

Red or orange should cover the grey primer just fine, provided neither is a metallic nor candy/transparent color.

If the paint break line is straight for the most part (no tight radius curves), I would mask the bottom half, apply the red/orange, then apply the black after masking the red/orange off. After the black is dry, lightly sand down (with very fine 1200 grit or finer) any ridge at the paint break line, apply clear coats over the entire body, then polish it out if you wish.



thanks for the help. its not mettalic or candy paint so i should be ok just hope it works the way i want still a novice at painting