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Paint Help Please

My 89 cab was in a fairly serious collision last year.

Body Guys - I Need Help

I've got it straightened and done the body work. I have also primed the panels (doors, hood and fenders) with a Valspar primer product. I have water sanded the pieces (but not the car) and am basically ready for final paint.

So my question is: What paint should I use, and should I paint everything? I believe the car was not originally clearcoated. So i think I can use a paint that does not require clearcoat and then I only have to paint the doors hood and fenders.

Alternatively, if I choose to clear coat the loose pieces I could water sand the remainder of the car and then clearcoat it?

Or shouldI just bite the bullet and do the whole car now?
Old 03-26-2008, 07:53 AM
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I think you should paint the whole car, the is not much left, and after all that work, a half job, just would not do it justice.

If you use a two stage system, you can blend the quarters and clear the whole thing, or do a single stage, either way if you use good quality paints, you should be happy with the results.
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I'm going to water sand the whole thing. Like you said, why do half a job? We still have lots of snow on the ground. I've got time.

Then I'll base the whole car and clearcoat.
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Sounds like a good plan to me, there are a few guys working on their prijects, maybe you can post some pictures of your prep work, and progress.
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