Dec 6th, 00, 05:51 AM
Im looking at the stencil kit in Classic and its showing a color for the kit? does that mean that part of the kit is a stripe, and why would this be? is there a way to use 100% stencils instead of stripes cuz im not to crazy about using stripes. also the car is a big block and the tail panel needs to be a flat black from what i understand, but my paint guy says if we clear over the tail panel it will make it into a gloss black. what should i do? thanks for the help
Dec 6th, 00, 08:09 AM
The original stripe from the factory was a tape stripe from the back of the front wheel well opening, back on to the door and ended under the door lock cylinder. The nose part of the stripe, down to the engine ID emblems and the part of the stripe back to the front of the wheel well opening was painted on. I did mine with the stencil kit and tape stripe and it was perfect. As far as the tail panel goes, your painter is right, the clear will make it glossy. If you trying to be correct, don't clear the part in between the tail lights. Just my two cents worth.....
Dec 8th, 00, 06:13 AM
The lines came from the factory as "Ratpack" describes, but you can order the kit with the option to pait everything from National Parts Depot catalog. As for the tail panel, my body shop uses a black paint that is called "Satin" black. That one is not totally flat but resembles a nice finish and it doesn't fade like the unprotected flat black paints I have seen. Hope you good results.
Dec 8th, 00, 12:55 PM
I'm guessing that when you wax the car, you can't wax the taillight panel if it's painted semi-gloss? Is there any other options? I also have a BB car and was going to do the black.
Dec 8th, 00, 01:36 PM
Ask your painter to obtain a flatting agent for the clear you are using, you may have to experiment a little to get the correct gloss but it will weather a lot better than a straight semi gloss black on the panel. I find a 30% mix of flatting to clear gives a 60 % gloss.
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