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 Posted: 03-16-2005 08:15 pm
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Mitch Ware

Joined: 03-12-2005
Location: Albany, New York USA
Posts: 204
Working with an enamel, such as the DAR, presents a couple of issues. The first one is that when you spray it, it will stick to EVERYTHING. You will need to make sure that anything you don't want to end up with paint on it is out of the room or completely covered. The overspray is quite pervasive. Also, it is much harder to get a color match with the enamel.

That being said, if you are only painting the hood of your car and leaving the rest of the car with the original paint, you don't want to have enamel on one panel and base coat/clear coat on the adjoining panels. It just won't look right.

Of course the overspray issue is also present with the clear coat. While the base coat can safely be sprayed with your daily driver parked right next to your JH, if you spray the clear coat anywhere near anything that isn't covered, you will get clear coat overspray on that too.

If you are respraying the entire car, I'd go with  the base coat/clear coat. The maintenance of the finish is much easier. Just keep it clean. I don't wax my cars, never had to. With enamel, you will want to keep it waxed to protect the paint.


Mitch Ware

1974 JH-5 #111119670

1971 TR-6 #CC66950LO