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Re: Painting over original 1969 Lacquer paint?
I'd guess the problem was with the enamel that was shot in the '70's.. it was common at that time to use either 'straight enamel', or acrylic enamel, and then clear over it. but to answer the original poster's question, if the *factory lacquer' is in good shape, no checking, cracking, etc... then almost anything can be painted over it without problems, but it's a good idea to seal it in with an epoxy primer. If that is done, I wouldn't tihnk it would be an issue to leave 'spots' of factory primer or lacquer.. just block sand down til all the enamel and any other bad paint is gone, and use epoxy over it... then do the new primer/paint...
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