GSX painters I need some technical help

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by 2791 lark custo, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    Performance graphics has a vinyl decal kit
  2. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

  3. agetnt9

    agetnt9 Agetnt9 (Dan)

    So at the factory car was painted, then strips, red, then black then clear coat?
  4. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    No clear coat. Base color of the car, then masked for the black and red stripes and they were painted on.
  5. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

  6. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Chuck make sure you do your home work on masking tape. 3 M is the best. American tape (2) . Have not used American tape in 15 years. Good quality. 3M green tape is very good. Not sure on 3M very high end tape. spare no exspensive on tape. Don’t go eating a cheeseburger before masking. lol Wash them hands good
  7. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    I would use all your cleaning ( wax& grease) then tape. I would not want to wipe solvent on car with tape on the car. Just my advice. I could be wrong. I would think that sanding car then taping is the best way. Then trying to figure out how to buff them out. Maybe some can chime in and shed some light on this. once car is taped off. how to sand. I can imagine there are people doing this differently than what others would do it. love to hear some advice. This is a tough project . no room for error. one shot. one time.
  8. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    I paint cars every day at work . And we used a water/alcohol base cleaner. Always and then use spirit/ solvent wax & grease remover after. Just saying. seems that the waterborne cleaner cleans finger grease. little better.
  9. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    oh crap This is a old thread. lol sorry.
  10. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Funny. You can paint cars half your life. But masking tape lines on cars then painting. Well whole new ball game. Some people can do it very well. Some can’t.
    If the tape works with yah. Half the battle. I have noticed that the paper fine line is much thinner than the vinyl fine line. Paper sticks better. But the vinyl lines are cleaner. The 3m green paper 1/8 and 1/4 inch is really nice .

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