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Old 07-07-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Best paint to paint the bowties?

Gonna try my hand at painting my front bowtie, just wondering what the best type/brand of spray paint will be to spray and then clear it, or will any old rattle can paint work?
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:05 PM   #2
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Plastidip is simple and looks good, but if you want gloss finish the rustoleum base coat plus clear works well. But it takes a bit of skill and some polishes to get it OEM type clear...good luck...
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:53 PM   #3
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Have Lupe do them

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...highlight=lupe

Mine are the RJT ones in post 847

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...t=lupe&page=22
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:36 PM   #4
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i dont want to pay that much, i know he does amazing work but that is a little too pricey for me
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:44 PM   #5
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He does do some amazing work though, I want to learn to paint like that, got me a couple extra bowties coming and I am gonna give it my best.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:03 PM   #7
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That's cool. Just didn't know if you knew about him. Good luck and post pictures!
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:33 PM   #8
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I taped and masked my off. You can use a can a spray paint, I used a paint gun I got on ebay and used GM car paint and clearcoat on mine. From what I was told a can of spray paint is like 1 part to 100 parts of paint to air ratio, and a paint gun can be adjusted from 1 to 1000 ppm. And the really expensive guns can go 1 to 1 million ppm. That is what give a paint job a really good vs really bad. I did my front and back, here is a photo of the back one, kinda hard to see. But who really looks that close at a bow tie?
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I taped and masked my off. You can use a can a spray paint, I used a paint gun I got on ebay and used GM car paint and clearcoat on mine. From what I was told a can of spray paint is like 1 part to 100 parts of paint to air ratio, and a paint gun can be adjusted from 1 to 1000 ppm. And the really expensive guns can go 1 to 1 million ppm. That is what give a paint job a really good vs really bad. I did my front and back, here is a photo of the back one, kinda hard to see. But who really looks that close at a bow tie?
This is absolutely true - I can paint pretty well. Lotsa experience. Last year I painted a rear spoiler base+ clear coat and got it to where I thought it was good. But it just did not look exactly like the trunk paint so I took it to my body shop. He handed it back to me in a day or two with clear coat that looked like a tabletop...perfect and deep. I asked him if it was his technique and he said "that...and a multi-thousand dollar paint gun" - it simply sprays a LOT MORE 2 part clear at a time, than a rattle can...
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