Q: Trunk Paint
I’m about to start grinding out my trunk for restoration. I have two conflicting records on the trunk area. One calls for a rubberized black coating. The other refers to the GM’s spackle paint. Can someone tell what the original appearance of the trunk area was?
A: My 1969 has spatter paint. Be sure to clear coat it when your done.
A: Just a quick note. Be careful when you spray around and over the wheel wells. I went wild when I did my trunk and gummed up the rear window mechanisms.
A: I hope you remembered to order the clear coat that goes over the spatter paint. The spatter paint is a water based type stuff, and needs the clear coat to make it work. Also, the surface needs to be a little rough for the spatter paint to stick. If the surface is too smooth, the spatter paint will sag, leaving the smooth surface to show. Get everything super clean.
Take your time. Between coats needs time to cure, especially the clear. They told me 3 cans would do it. I would have 4 on hand. 1 can of clear is enough. Mask off good before you clear coat. That stuff goes everywhere, and will make you goofy. I think the marker light assembly should have a little overspray??
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