Another thing I learned was with the modern two part paint systems the gloss and sheen changes over time as the chemical reaction completes in the coating and the solvents off gas out through the upper layer of color. I was thinking that the last application was perfect after a few hours of dry time only to see the next day it was way too dull.
Yes, it's always a good idea to do 'spray outs' before painting the actual part. I know the Dupont system is very flexible in terms of tweeking color and gloss.
On Behalf Of Jamie Hyde jamie.hyde@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Another problem I ran into when painting the dash on my 65L was the vintage formula. The original DuPont color mix from the factory calls for a certain amount of deglosser to be added to the color. That chemical additive has been banned from sale now. The paint shop that I dealt with can only supply a flatting agent which has different properties. They could not tell me what the new mix ratio should be as they have no reference from the old deglosser to the new flattener ratio. Well one can guess what happened when I applied it. The first application was way too glossy, but the color was great at the original deglosser ratio, the second application was still too glossy, (I had added more flattener) but by now the paint was getting too thick, so back to the sand blaster to start again. I reprimed the dash and the third time it was way too dull (I had added more flattener) and that is when I ran out of time and weather. Looking back I know I should have just painted test panels rather than the whole dash but it was a gamble.
Posted by: Jamie Hyde <Jamie.Hyde@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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