Several weeks ago we started working on the door jambs preparing them for paint. The doors were sand blasted, rust was removed, weld repairs were made then several coats of primer were applied followed by lots of sanding. This green 2 part primer is KP-2CF-A (yellow) mixed with KP-2FC-B (blue). Just before this picture was taken the primer was scuffed with red Scotch Brite pads to help with adhesion.
Black Ko-seal II was applied next. This is a high quality primer sealer intended to increase the bond between the primer and the top coats and it prevents the topcoats from soaking into the primer and reducing gloss. Ko-seal II comes in black or white. We chose black because we want our blue to be as dark as possible honoring the original color of the car which was Daytona Blue.
Lapis Blue base coat, BC05, was applied about an hour after the last coat of Ko-seal. Lapis Blue was chosen from the House of Kolor color chart several months ago by Ty, Gerri and myself. 3 medium coats of this metallic blue were applied then allowed to dry for 15 minutes.
5 coats of Kandy Apple Cobalt Blue, UK5, were applied next. Candy colors are very difficult to apply without streaking. One of the ways to reduce streaking is to apply candy color over the same color base coat, which is exactly what we did. After the candy, 3 wet coats of UFC35 clearcoat were applied. UFC35 is an ultra-high gloss, chemical resistant, flexible clearcoat that will resist minor stone brusing.
So how did it turn out? Gerri and I think it's absolutely stunning. We could not be happier.
The following pictures do not do the paint justice but they are the best I could photograph. In the sun the metallic is dazzling, in the shade it's a beautiful dark blue showing no metallic. Cruising at night the car should look black. Lester, you and Jacquie NEED to come to Cool Desert Nights to see this.
The paint will dry for several days before we start the color sanding process. Color sanding will eliminate any orange peeling, nibs and/or blemishes. After color sanding I hope to buff and polish the paint to perfection. Wish me luck!