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Old 08-30-2012, 07:25 PM   #16
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Yes you can do that and it will likely look fine. Even if the car was meant to be clear coated you can sand off peeling clear and make the color coat look decent (of course this is relevant--decent is compared to peeling clear, not a new car).
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:00 PM   #17
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Dave I say go for it. Youre not gonna make it any worse than it is now
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:42 PM   #18
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Im doing this right now and it actually looks great.

The problem is not in putting clear on its very thin and drys evenly, its perfect for spray paint.
It looks out standing too.

Ill have some pretty cool examples of 1 stage zinno, 2 stage zinno respray and how it fades, and then 2 stage zinno re cleared in pictures very soon.

whats amazing about this is 2 stage zinno looks totally different than 1 stage zinno with age because the clear is whats aging and it becomes yellow, turning the color to orange. ( and below to dull red)

whereas 1 stage zinno fades and lets more of the white primer behind it show through becoming pink

however, if you scrape the bad clearcoat off a 2 stage and reclear it it suddenly matches perfectly again.

Ill show you what I mean shortly.
the problem is getting the old stuff off and leaving the base coat even. defenintely went down to the metal in spots.
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I'm getting my AWII car repainted this summer, and I want the shop to paint it like original. Anyone know how many coats of paint I should ask for? I want to be able to polish the single-stage paint for many years w/o rubbing thru to the primer.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:44 PM   #20
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Why do you want it like the original? The original is 30yr old technology.

Forget single stage, go a modern 2 pack clear over base. If painted well and cured well it will last forever.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:32 AM   #21
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Why do you want it like the original? The original is 30yr old technology.

Forget single stage, go a modern 2 pack clear over base. If painted well and cured well it will last forever.


That's what the guy at the body shop recommended. I will go with clear.

Was just unsure if it would look way too glossy and not like OEM


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That's what the guy at the body shop recommended. I will go with clear.

Was just unsure if it would look way too glossy and not like OEM


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Old 04-24-2017, 03:39 PM   #23
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I've always heard single stage can be polished to a deeper shine, better for "show" cars, while a 2 stage paint is less shiny but more durable.
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:07 PM   #24
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Single stage just means the base color is mixed with 2 part poly clear rather than being applied in two separate passes, base then clear. For show car shine depth I've seen bases (typically with crystal pigments or metal flake) then candied with a base or complimenting pigment clear, then re-cleared with pure 2 part poly. All stages being wet sanded in between unless striped, flaked, or crystal. In those layers it's usually cleared over at 90% cure then wet-sanded before additional layers


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