Planning the paint job

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  1. Jeff Groves

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    So I decided to paint the Hoe myself and I'm planning the work.
    Now I have painted many vehicles in the past. Most were custom jobs with Air Brush and so on.
    That's been nearly 30 years ago but I think I can still handle what I plan.
    I plan to keep the original pewter base color, fixing any issues like rust, dings, dents, and replacement parts.
    When I go onto the clear coats I'll be adding Gun Metal Black Pearl in multiple coats to reach the effect I want.
    I plan to de-badge the Hoe before the paint work BUT!
    I'll have Tahoe stencils made (Wife has one of those Cricket things) that I'll use to put Tahoe in areas.
    I plan to shoot a coat of pearl or two, place the stencils then do a few more coats of pearl then remove the stencils. I then may do some Air Brush work to get them to pop some. Maybe even a different pearl in those areas to pop.
    Finish that all up with several coats of clear and buff.
    I already have 250 grams of pearl on the way. At a gram a quart? I think that's plenty.
     
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    What does it look like now?
     
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    Post some pictures of the progress
     
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    It's a stock Pewter.
     
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    I will be doing that.
    For the most part it will be removing things like the roof rack and fixing small areas.
    Of course a degrease wipe down before ANY thing else happens.
    I've seen many paint jobs screwed up by sanding before a good wipe down.
    I actually contacted some of the best in my area about doing the work but they all retired.
    And all of them told me I'd be the Guy they'd send people to for what I plan.
     
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    In the old days I'd tape and exacto knife stencils. Wife has a cricket so I can have stencils made with removable vinyl now. Going to test that for paint reaction then start a cool Tahoe design I can blend in.
    If anyone has any ideas on something like that? Feel free to post them!
     
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    1. Mask out "Tahoe" on the original Pewter
    B: Shoot gun metal pearl
    iii) Reveal pewter "Tahoe" in ghost effect
     
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    This is the Black shot over a silver base. Black-Gunmetal.jpg
     
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    Yes. I plan something like this.
    Looking for ideas on the lettering itself. Font, style, etc.
     
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