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Big D
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posted 09-08-2002 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay,,, Listen closely... If you are going paint your car with any type of paint that changes colors, such as the Ghost Flames on my 66 Fastback (PPG Harlequin Blue-Red),,, you need to make a couple of changes in the way you paint...

These paints,,, PPG Harlequin anyway are "Directional"... You must paint all the pieces of your car "attached" to the car so the paint will lay down the same direction...

So,,, pieces such as headlight trim, grill, valances, anything that must match up CAN NOT be painted seperately... (which is generally the proper way to paint those pieces)...

We painted mine seperately and once you try to put them on the car... The colors reflect differently and don't match,,, and we can't have colors not matching...

Needless to say,,, we are repainting the front end of my '66...

Here is the shortcut to a few pics of the paint job... http://members13.clubphoto.com/joyce590373/880423/owner-80eb.phtml

NOTE: You can paint the Base Coate on all the pieces Seperately,,, then attach them before you spray the Harlequin...
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Don
'66 Brilliant Blue Fastback
302 with 5 speed

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Fastymz
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posted 09-09-2002 01:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don I'm real sorry to hear about that.Thanks for the tip.It will save some on else alot of time and money.

SCOOP

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Big D
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posted 09-09-2002 01:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SCOOP,,,

That's why I made the post... Anything to help...

It just that we were DONE... and it looked so GOOD...

Don

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mellowyellow
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posted 09-09-2002 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks very good!! What you say also applies to metallice, in general, particularly silvers, etc. They must be painted together. I saw a corvette painted silver years ago, with doors off, etc, and it was horrible when is was assembled. The direction of the paint is so important. Oh yeah, someone will say "we did it" but in general all together is the right way for those metallics. Man! That paint sure has depth. NICE!

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