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Re: [T3] paint and clean coat

In a message dated 1/16/05 8:45:30 PM Central Standard Time, 
russw@classicvw.org writes:

 > On Sun, 2005-01-16 at 20:31, Matt Sanderson wrote:
 > Hey everyone, as you all know dad and i have recently received a new 
 > Notchback body. I have been pondering two things for a while, one is 
 > would a factory pain job increase the value of my notch and did the 
 > factory spray type 3s with clear coat?
>Back when our cars were new, they hadn't invented "clear coat". IIRC,
>the original paint was an acrylic laquer.
I thought it was a type of acrylic enamel, rather than laquer. I only say 
that, because laquer still needed to be clear coated, even back in the day. :O
But since your pan numbers probably don't match your new body number, you 
could very easily go with a Base Coat Clear Coat system (BCCC). I went this route 
on my Notch, because I was doing a color change (from Ruby red to a custom 
tinted blue metallic), and it was easier for me to get the color in ALL the 
little hiding places that you can currently see (judgeing from the pics posted). 
That and I'm more used to working with the BCCC systems. The nice thing about 
BCCC, is that you can actually do a section of the car at a time, and it should 
ALL match. I liked it for doing the inside of the trunks and dash area, along 
with the door jams, then the area under the fenders before doing the outside. 
It worked great for me doing mine this way. I hope this helps.

Bob 65 Notch S w/ Sunroof
       71 Square, now a 2 seat Roadster, pics can be seen at; 

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