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Holy Smoke!! What happened? I have been off the board a few months since my mustang is in the shop. I log on this morning and the old forum is gone! Along with lots of cussing I noticed! Sheesh!
Anyhoo! I have to choose a paint for my car Monday. Am I going to be better off with single stage or basecoat / clearcoat?
Also, I got disc brakes for my '71. They also came with a power master cylinder. Supposedly it all was taken from a car that was driven in working fine and then removed. Is it safe to use the master cylinder or should I exchange it? Is there a difference in pedals between the power disc and the non power drums? Can anyone shed any light?
 
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if it's a metallic, yo u won't want to use single stage if you intend to buff the car. otherwise, single stage on solid colors has a really nice original look.

if you want a deep slick paint job, basecoat clearcoat is the way to go

also, single stage paint is generally cheaper than bc/cc

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Used BC/CC on my Shelby, drive it regularly, not that happy with it. When it gets a new paint job, will be an original type of single stage paint, seems to look nicer on an older car.

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Thanks Charles. And congratulations on your shoot in the magazine this month. Looked like a great car!
 

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I am really unsure of which way to go. It will be a urethane either way, I am not going to go back too far. I really liked the color on the single stage, but I have heard the BC/CC is better for daily drivers. Confusion reigns!!
Any thoughts on the brake pedal issue??
 

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You can also mix up to 25% clear into the paint, color sand and apply an additional coat either color/clear or just clear. In either event, the paint will look 5 feet deep, easy to buff out. Check with your paint supplier for the max content of alear allowed per mfg. BTW, the mfg's use to not advise doing this, but since many shops have been experimenting after all these years, PPG now has a bulletin out specifying the %'s.

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