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Lemans Blue would be easier but, those early colors have very fine metallic fakes in their formulas that are now using tiny plastic pearl tints along with tiny metallic flakes in them, to mimic the old look. Those do tend to blotch or mottle a little more than colors with normal sized flakes.

My Camaro is Lemans Blue.

 

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Lemans Blue would be easier but, those early colors have very fine metallic fakes in their formulas that are now using tiny plastic pearl tints along with tiny metallic flakes in them, to mimic the old look. Those do tend to blotch or mottle a little more than colors with normal sized flakes.

My Camaro is Lemans Blue.

Nice car frank. So how do you prevent blotching or mottling?
 

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When applying the base coat, do not put it on too wet. "Too wet" coats are usually caused by moving too slow or spraying too close.That will cause the blotching and mottling. If your pressure is too high, the paint will be concentrated on the top and bottom of your fan pattern, end that will cause tiger striping. Nice semi wet coats, with at least 50% overlap with each pass of the gun and a little cross hatching diagonally, (fogging), after you finish a coat on each panel, will help even off the flake.
 

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When applying the base coat, do not put it on too wet. "Too wet" coats are usually caused by moving too slow or spraying too close.That will cause the blotching and mottling. If your pressure is too high, the paint will be concentrated on the top and bottom of your fan pattern, end that will cause tiger striping. Nice semi wet coats, with at least 50% overlap with each pass of the gun and a little cross hatching diagonally, (fogging), after you finish a coat on each panel, will help even off the flake.
Thanks Frank!!!
 

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Thanks dude! It might turn out like a sticky half eaten jolly rancher so when you see it in the pits don’t lean up against it.
Geerbangr;

I can walk you through the whole process.

I have done this many times before.

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Hey Gary thanks for the offer. I’ll keep you on speed dial.
 

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Block sanding is your friend. Keep that in mind ;)
 

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Using a guide coat of spray bomb in a contrasting color will show any low spots when block sanding without needing the “feel” of a bodyman’s hand.
 

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I’ve rounded up all the supplies to do the body work. I’ve got to finish the rearend up on my gasser then I’m going to jump on the Nogo.
 

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Lemans Blue would be easier but, those early colors have very fine metallic fakes in their formulas that are now using tiny plastic pearl tints along with tiny metallic flakes in them, to mimic the old look. Those do tend to blotch or mottle a little more than colors with normal sized flakes.

My Camaro is Lemans Blue.



What color is the stripes?
 
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