Whats the easiest color to paint?

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by Camaro414, May 31, 2014.

  1. Camaro414

    Camaro414 New Member

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    Whats the easiest color to paint for a first timer. Red? Black?
     
  2. loyal guardian

    loyal guardian Veteran Member

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  3. 351maverick

    351maverick Veteran Member

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    as the saying goes

    "if it ain't right..paint it white"
     
  4. CamaroGP

    CamaroGP Veteran Member Gold Member

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    ^^ +1 ^^

    Unless you are talking flat/matte then it is a little more forgiving.
     
  5. harbone66

    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    x2!

    If you have never painted before you want to stay away from black unless your body work is perfect
     
  6. Paint Fumes

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    Easiest to spray? Black. Hardest to see what you are spraying? White. Hardest metallic control? Gold, followed closely by silver. Thinking white will hide bad bodywork? Kidding yourself.
     
  7. 351maverick

    351maverick Veteran Member

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    white is the absence of color...therefore your eyes are trained to basically ignore it

    because of this no one notices white body panels on a car....you're eyes will naturally gravitate to the wheels/stance/interior etc..anything but the white paint
     
  8. Paint Fumes

    Paint Fumes Veteran Member

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    If you say so. I have been doing bodywork and restorations since 1978. A wavy white car looks like a pile of crap to me. I see the waves and crooked body lines in any color and my eyes don't have any magic capabilities.
     
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  9. tom3

    tom3 Veteran Member

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    Sure agree with that. Easiest to spray might be a non-metallic medium gray or brown. Body work is the key. Block of wood and sandpaper, lots of elbow grease for the DIYer. Get it straight.
     

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