I have a few projects I'm working on this summer, one is my friend has an 08 mustang with G9 vista blue met paint. He wants me to paint some louvers for the rear and back side windows for him. If I make them look good and match his factory paint he offered to buy the paint to respray half my yellow S/R. I'm still fairly new to painting, but have a decent gun. Anyone have a suggestion for a brand of base/clear that is fairly simple to lay down with good factory matching? I will be painting in a cleaned garage, probably be around 70F depending on the day.
99.5 MTX Green, VIT Tune Esslinger UDP, 4-2-1header and catback, FR ignition wires, 21mm RSB, CAI S/R struts/springs, ES bushing kit
2000 Yellow SR, 21mm RSB, FR ignition wires
A higher quality PPG paint. Stay away from Omni or how ever you spell it.
Make sure you check what value shade is used under the base coat . It can run from white to black and everything in between . On the Denim Blue (KY) the valve shade is Gray 5 (V) , almost black . I use Dupont Chromabase . Also if the parts are plastic use a flex agent . Practice on a scrap panel , metal ,wood whatever to get the pattern you'll need an the feel for it . Make sure everything is super clean , dust is a killer . Take your time ,don't hurry , good luck .
Thanks for the info, I know a PPG dealer nearby I've been looking at. The shade considered the primer? How can I find what color was used under the basecoat? JohnP, Dupont Chromabase is what you use for the base color coat right?
The supplier should have be able to tell you what grade the value shade/primer is under the color base coat . I use all Dupont Chromabase products ,base /color/clear . PPG can match any color as can a Dupont dealer . If you don't use the right shade under the color basecoat it won't match the original color . Don't forget ,if it's going on plastic you'll need a flex agent , the dealer can supply you with what you need .
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i learned the hard way after my s/r was hit...yellow is a son of a bitch to match. ford is notorious for spraying their zinc yellow super thin, so the gray primer shows through giving it that chromed look. it's hard to replicate that. i took the gas door down to Born Paint in Peoria, and they color matched it. the first batch was the cheaper of the PPG paints, and it came out like crap. the second batch was the high quality stuff...the 100 bucks a pint stuff. it came out perfect! don't skimp, especially with yellow. it's worth it now. you'll save money by going more expensive because you'll only have to do it once.
2000 S/R FSP build: APC shift knob, LED tails, zx2 sticker on the rear bumper, Silverstar headlights, blue spark plug wires, optima red top battery, Magnaflow muffler, and some lowering springs.
a pint covered my rear quarter and rockers. not sure how much was left over.
Hood/fenders/doors ,you'll need a quart , that hood will take a lot of paint . You'll have more then a quart to shoot when you mix it .
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