- Sep 12, 2015
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- SW Ontario
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- 1971 Mustang Mach 1, M code, 4 speed.
Greg, it's good to see you back on the site, it's been awhile.Hi to all,
When panels are presented to a painter on a vertical or flipped over plane, they still have the ability of attracting dirt particles as such, but the prospect of contamination is somewhat reduced. No matter how the panel is presented, the painting environment plays the biggest part in dirt contam issues.
Also, i was going to mention the semi gloss/ low sheen clear option, and since it's been raised, i'll talk about it now. Some painters like to choose this option to paint over a black base coat. Again, you can choose between a 2 Pack or a Lacquer paint for the clear. In my opinion, i see no real advantage in going this way. This is because, a low sheen clear finish will end up being just as sensitive to damage and wax problems just as straight black finish will be. The same rules will apply to contamination problems with the clear finish as it does with the straight black finish. This means that there is no real gain in using a clear paint to finish the panel. Clears will weather or break down faster than solid colors due to UV exposure.
Without doubt, your professional experience, knowledge and advice is what our friend 73bluemach1 (Joe) ought to be taking.
You have raised some very interesting and informative points and from that we all learn. I have for sure and appreciate your input.