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Painting Z28 stripes

#1
I'm painting my 69 Z the factory orange with white stripes. My plan is to spray enough white so I can take it off then shoot the car in orange , remove the masking and clear the entire car. My worrie is that I cant get the stripes maskes off and shoot the body in the time window for the white base. My question is can I shoot the white the a coat of clear as a preservative over the white. My thinking is it will stop the clock and I can take my time laying out thr stripes. Any suggestions...
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#3
Use hardener in the base as in the perfect paint job. If it stays in the booth or in whatever garage you are painting in, re-coat window should not be an issue at all. I paint main color first, let it sit overnight, mask and scuff with a gray pad and paint stripes. untape it after last coat on stripe flashes and clear it all after that. If you are really scared do a coat of intercoat clear on hood and trunk before stripes. Absolutely no need to clear the car twice just to lay stripes. Base coat re-coat windows are for collision shops and are minimums not maximums. I would base a car and clear a month later if it never leaves the booth.
 
#6
I shelved the paint progress on my 72 Z last fall when I ran out of warm weather so its time to put together a plan to continue. This will be my first time with stripes so this thread got my attention My original thoughts were to lay down the main white activated base, wait 4-8 hours tape off stripes, spray black base then clear entire part. From my understanding I need to get clear on the base within 24 hours max (motobase). with my inexperience with stripes the 24 hour time crunch is a concern so clearing the main color before the stripes seems to be a good option for me. Are there any advantages to intercoat clear over just using universal clear? Also, Do I understand correctly I can clear directly over clear blocked with 400?
 
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