After weeks and months of work, this is the day when it all pays off. When you lay down the color and see a beautiful muscle car body in prefect restored form. It’s hard not to rush into this stage of paint and body restoration. If you do, you’ll see the flaws as you are spraying the paint and clear coat onto the car. We’ve done that before and it’s a much worse feeling than just spending an extra week or two on the previous steps. So make sure you’ve done everything you need to before you launch into this final stage.
We chose a PPG base coat/clear coat system to paint this car with. See the article, “Chemistry Class,” for the skinny on modern chemicals and why we chose this route. There’s a bit of technique to applying the paint and clear, but the theme of preparation and patience continues even here.