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I have the body stripped to metal, and the door shells stripped down as well. The door will be Emberglo on interior and exterior. Can I paint both sides with exterior paint, or is the inside a semigloss or something?

I'm using base coat / clear coat. Maybe I can spray the base coat on both sides, then use dulling agent in my clear for the interior?

Any suggestions?

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Since you are using BC/CC I'd think that would complicate getting the right gloss on the interior. Maybe I'm lazy or cheap, OK possibly both. But I would just get some of the interior paint in rattle cans. I've never heard anyone complain about it's durability. And then you'll know your right on tint wise.

If you want to get fancy, you could get a pint or too of interior and shoot it through the gun. I believe Charles usually mixes his interior paint, so the correct paint code is out there somewhere.
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On my 66, the paint shop accidentally painted the interior of my doors with the same exterior silver-blue base-clear. I had the interior rear quarters painted the same way to match, but I did the dash with the proper flatter blue. This wasn't the original plan, but I'm happy with the way it turned out. My 66 is far from stock, so it's no big deal, but I think if you're going for authenticity, the shiney door interiors would stand out.

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