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    Paint job

    my bj8 body is at the painter. He asks if he should paint the frame and the inner body panels glossy or matt.
    What is the correct answer?

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    Re: Paint job

    glossy
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    Re: Paint job

    Same type paint as used on the exterior body panels.
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    Re: Paint job

    Glossy, however,I think sometimes if you are going basecoat clearcoat with the exterior, the painter will shoot the inside, frame etc. in a single stage (no clearcoat). Don't know if that is just because easier or other reasons too?

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    Re: Paint job

    More durability with a glossy paint



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    Re: Paint job

    My painter used a single stage gloss finish paint for the superstructure as it has more solids in it so goes on a bit thicker without runs and also saves labor as it doesnt need clearcoat .
    exterior was done with base and clear with wetsanding etc .
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    Re: Paint job

    Same as Healey Nut, except I did all the superstructure and underside of fenders. Saved a few bucks that way as well.

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