How to get the best possible paintjob? Plenty of time and effort

Now, after all of the prep work, it’s time to spray some color on our Bugeye Sprite.

Javier of Jeff’s Restorations laid down two or three coats of PPG base in our car’s original Iris Blue.

The interior and underneath of the car were done separately from the top side. And, yes, everything else has to be carefully masked when painting one area of a car. Again, more time, more work, and more materials.

After less than 24 hours, the clear coat is applied. As a reminder, we picked PPG because it's considered a top-tier level provider of concours-quality paint jobs.

The hood, doors and other small parts that need to be body color are painted separately.

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ddavidv UltimaDork
1/13/23 12:06 p.m.

Having done have to really, really enjoy doing body work, prep and paint or it's a colossal nightmare.  I can't afford to pay someone to do it, and hate doing it myself (at least I tried) so no longer buy cars that need paint. 

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