'50 Super Sedanette ready for paint

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Happy to find very little rust after stripping...slight perforation above the tail pipe and one or two slightly rough spots under the side trim, but otherwise solid.
Now I've got to find a good paint shop in the Santa Cruz, CA area.
Planning to repaint in 'either '48 Cadillac Horizon Blue or '50 Calvert Blue with Dante Red wheels....vote?
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First, prep surface with 320,400 grit sandpaper. Brush on naval jelly on sheet metal, depending on how long you leave it, will give it case corrosion protection. Don't let it dry, it will stain metal. Neutralize the naval jelly with distilled water.

Second, use a urethane primer, with a 1.3 or 1.4mm gun. Lay out a piece of paper on wall and get a good spray pattern. Wipe surface of vehicle with alcohol. Ready to spray away. Fun!!!! Fun!!!! I want to try.
Wait 10 minutes between coats.

Third, apply contrasting guide coat, like speckle splatter coat, it will show you all the flaws in the sheet metal. Sand until all the guide is gone. Look at surface from the side to see imperfections and repeat process of filling and primer.

Body shops rent out their spray booths and there also dedicated booth rentals for painting with proper ventilation. Check the weather report for humidity levels, >35% is best for spraying. Get the technical data sheets for the primer you selected; all the guidance is there including selecting proper respirator protection for using the product.

Are you finishing it for show or factory finish? The factory finish has more flaws, at the right places not necessarily where someone did a poor job.

Have a great time.
 
First, prep surface with 320,400 grit sandpaper. Brush on naval jelly on sheet metal, depending on how long you leave it, will give it case corrosion protection. Don't let it dry, it will stain metal. Neutralize the naval jelly with distilled water.

Second, use a urethane primer, with a 1.3 or 1.4mm gun. Lay out a piece of paper on wall and get a good spray pattern. Wipe surface of vehicle with alcohol. Ready to spray away. Fun!!!! Fun!!!! I want to try.
Wait 10 minutes between coats.

Third, apply contrasting guide coat, like speckle splatter coat, it will show you all the flaws in the sheet metal. Sand until all the guide is gone. Look at surface from the side to see imperfections and repeat process of filling and primer.

Body shops rent out their spray booths and there also dedicated booth rentals for painting with proper ventilation. Check the weather report for humidity levels, >35% is best for spraying. Get the technical data sheets for the primer you selected; all the guidance is there including selecting proper respirator protection for using the product.

Are you finishing it for show or factory finish? The factory finish has more flaws, at the right places not necessarily where someone did a poor job.

Have a great time.
typos: <35% less than thirty-five percent.

add-on: if you use etching primer, apply a primer over that coat before top coating.
 

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