semigloss black paint job

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Gary Bohannon, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Gary Bohannon

    Gary Bohannon Well-Known Member

    I saw some members car on this site that had a semigloss black paint job that looked tough as hell.
    I would like to learn more about how that is done and see photos.
     
  2. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    What kind of car? Our 70 race car is a flattened black.
     
  3. V8TV

    V8TV Well-Known Member

    We've had great success with DuPont Hot Hues Hot Rod Black, it's not cheap, but but it's UV stable and does not turn chalky in sunlight. It also has a really nice matte finish.
     
  4. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

  5. Gary Bohannon

    Gary Bohannon Well-Known Member

    V8TV,
    "We've had great success with DuPont Hot Hues Hot Rod Black, it's not cheap, but but it's UV stable and does not turn chalky in sunlight. It also has a really nice matte finish."

    ....V8TV....Does your DuPont paint look like the photos of the 1970 shown above?

    ....carmantx....what kind of paint is on the photo car?

    I'm thinking of a clean Rat Rod look for my car when I get the $ to redo it.
     
  6. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    X2. I've used this stuff and it's prefect. Kind of a matte black. Dupont made it because of the high demand for flat black due to the popularity of rat rods, etc. It's urethane so it will stand up a lot better than flattened acrylic enamel.
     
  7. Big Matt

    Big Matt Well-Known Member

    You might want to talk to Ken (techg8). His car is a semi-flat black and looks pretty good. I can't remember exactly what he said he used but I believe it was affordable.
     
  8. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    Looks like primer to me.
     
  9. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    I don't know what brand paint my friend used on the race car. It was a gloss black with a flattener added. Sort of like the GSX hood paint mixing instructions.
     
  10. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    I used the summit single stage Hot Rod Black (Satin black) acrylic enamel over the Summit flat black epoxy primer.

    Im pretty happy with results, excepting the orange peel and trapped bugs.

    The satiny blacks look "Blacker" than the flat blacks if you know what I mean. So I prefer them.

    I guess my only real gripe is that any level of gloss highlights any orange peel on a really clear sunny day.

    Mark that car looks awesome.

    EDIT added the latest pic
     

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  11. northcorner

    northcorner Guess what I'm thinking..

    I'd really like to see a pic or two of this looks. I used epoxy primer with hardener....big mistake. Talk about chalky:Dou: . I like the flat black look, I can't believe I'm probably going to end up spending a lot of money just to make it look flat black again:puzzled:
     
  12. Gary Bohannon

    Gary Bohannon Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info and photos.....That is the direction I want to go. GB
     
  13. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    pawn stars :spank:
     

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