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painting the coupe

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by JDMB20Coupe, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. JDMB20Coupe

    JDMB20Coupe Powerd With 1 Cam

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    im repaintin my car and im not sure what color i know its gonna be black but should i go with the oem shiny black or the old skool hodrod flat black. its also gonna have a set of flat blat fat fives on it. let me know your opinion
     
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    i'd go flat. personally i think it's much more attracitve than gloss. in my opinion most gloss civic's look rice. but a flat black one looks blah. i personally like blah.
     
  3. JDMB20Coupe

    JDMB20Coupe Powerd With 1 Cam

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    thanks for the input im def goin flat
     
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    theglasshatch autobody tech

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    just go glosy the flatening agent will cost you if a shop paints your car but if your doing it a single stage omni black would give you the same flat ratrod look (thats actually what they use) i just painted my 89 civic with the 2 stage gloss blach with a tinted clear from omni and i'm very happy with it.
     
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    theglasshatch autobody tech

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    if you want to go cheep the single stage is only 100 bucks a gallon i bet you could paint your whole car for 250 bucks including materials but if it runs your up shit creak. cant fix a single stage run gota start over
     
  6. JDMB20Coupe

    JDMB20Coupe Powerd With 1 Cam

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    oh ok thank you very much
     
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    How do you figure that you cant fix a single stage run. As long as its not a metalic/pearl/candy color all layers will be the same and you can sand and buff it just like any base/clear finish.
     
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