I've spent the last 2 years when i have time from collission work to do this camaro for a friend, still am not completely finished but close.
all the body work and new panels like the door skin on the passenger side and the rockers etc... all of it i have done.
I primed the car and blocked it completely down with 180 grit, fixed any waves or dings i may have missed. I primed it again 2 caots, blocked it with 180 grit again untill i had metal and body filler showing pretty much all over, telling me if it was straight or not. I primed it a 3rd time with slightly overreduced primer 3coats and laid it out slick a clearcoat, this time i guide coated it and wetsanded it with 320 on a hard block, and went back with 500 grit wet on a soft block, as i did not want to seal the car, because sealer will add un wanted orange peal. and this had enough milage of primer on it making it un-nessicary.
this is a true 3 stage paint. I laid my Black base, then red diamond pearl in a clear basecoat binder. If you ever paint you'll know just how hard it is to lay any paerl over black in a 3 step process without turning it the color pearl you chose.
He wanted the car to stay black untill street lights or the sun hit it, so this is what i came up with he loves it so do I. (give me your imput.) ohh in these photos i hadn't color sanded and buffed the car yet. i used ppg's new shopline high solid clear on this just to give it a shot, i also used the slowest hardener they had as i sprayed it in the summer. verry touchy stuff but i love how it really sucks into the car, lays out nice. ....although now it is and for the most part re-essembled and buffed.
my masking job in the garmat downdraft booth, I have already cut in all the jams as spraying this is actually harder than doing some of my candy jobs, because if you don't put enough pearl, it will be blotchy, if i put to much it will turn completely red..
these are after the black base is laid.
meeeeeee verry tired..... shoulder hurts.
First coat of claer has been laid
this fender gab was horrible because the new skin wasn't long enough,, so i had to weld 2 inches onto the fender and straighten it out to make the gap look this good.