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Old 04-13-2006, 05:05 PM   #1
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A buddy of mine just did something crazy. He grabbed cans of Rustoleum primer and flat black spray paint from the store, and went at his old Nissan truck! I've got a Photoshopped picture of the concept:


It'* not exactly like that but looks pretty cool. I don't have the pics on this computer (I'm working on my chemical engineering homework in the lab...).

The question we have is what should he do to take care of the flat black paint? Any sort of flattened clear coat that comes in a spray can? Just wax it? Leave it alone? He plans on pinstriping around the flames to hide any imperfections, and getting some BC/CC color matched touchup spray paint for the blue areas. We found a satin clear coat in the spray paint aisle of Wal-Mart, but I just looked at black satin finishes online, and they really show off defects.

Just trying to make sure he doesn't screw it up too badly, i.e. worse than it could possibly look now hehe. Fingerprints show like mad, but at least all the dents are pretty well hidden, and it'* very easy to find matching paint There'* still a lot of sand on the roads up here, so every time he drives to school, it looks very dirty. Heh.

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I'd say leave it. Touch it up with a $5 can if necessary.
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clearcoat would make it shiney again.....i think

how is he gonna pin stripe it? did he mask off the flames of just free-ball it? if he free-balled it i think the transition would be to big to pinstripe
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They make a flat clear-coat, if you rely think it'* neccesary. Should be in the same aisle as the paint he used already.
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