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I'm getting ready to paint my '69 Mach 1 with a basecoat/clearcoat setup. Has anyone done this and used the matte black hood scheme? Just wondering how to blend the two colors. It doesn't seem like you can clearcoat the matte black hood and keep it flat.
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Guess you'll have to do the hood details and decals after the clear coat. Haven't tried and will not use until forced the base coat clear coat type of paint ;)

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I've done that before, and it turned out great. I put the last coat, finish coat, on the car, let it dry. I then figured out where the black out was going to be, ran my masking tape to the dimenssions I needed, then took a Scotchbrite pad ( gray ) and roughed up the clear coat so the paint would stick and painted the flat black over the clear with no problems. I used the same brand of paint through out the entire job (PPG).
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You should be able to add a flatning agent to your clearcoat which will give your black the flat look your looking for. Check with your paint supplier. I used this method on my 68 conv. that has black stripes on the hood worked great. Only thing I didn't do was wet sand and buff the clear coat on the stripes didn't know what that would do. Good luck. Dennis

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We just did mine the same way as Boss02. It came out great. I also saw a '70 Mach 1 with the stripes under the clear. They definitely don't look flat that way. I can't offer an opinion on the flattening agent, but I have to wonder if the sharp edges on the flat black could be maintained that way.

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You don't want to put clear over the flat black, or change the clear coat. If you paint the black as I described, you will end up with more of a factory look when finished. The black out on the hood and cowl was added after the car was painted, so there was a ridge from the factory. Just keep the wax away from it, it's a real bear to clean up.
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