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Old 08-25-2017, 07:10 PM   #1
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Should I leave it semigloss or do it full gloss?

Hard to see the color on the body, the engine bay shots are more accurate.








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Old 08-25-2017, 07:16 PM   #2
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Depends on the wheels. Bright silver or polished wheels? go with gloss. Dark wheels or natural as-cast finish wheels would look cool semi-gloss, in sort of an all-business, hardcore performance way.

But my vote is high gloss, so it's not mistaken for primer.
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Old 08-25-2017, 07:20 PM   #3
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Old 08-25-2017, 07:29 PM   #4
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Depends on the wheels. Bright silver or polished wheels? go with gloss. Dark wheels or natural as-cast finish wheels would look cool semi-gloss, in sort of an all-business, hardcore performance way.

But my vote is high gloss, so it's not mistaken for primer.
Gloss black Style 42's.

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Old 08-25-2017, 07:33 PM   #5
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Was going to say Gloss until I saw the wheels. Semi-gloss could be cool with the gloss wheels, but I'd be worried about getting tired of it.
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Old 08-25-2017, 07:40 PM   #6
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Was going to say Gloss until I saw the wheels. Semi-gloss could be cool with the gloss wheels, but I'd be worried about getting tired of it.
Agree.
I'd roll one or two of those wheels under the car, stand back, take a look, drink a beer, take a longer look, get some opinions, take a few pictures, argue with people on the internet about their opinions, and then probably leave it semi-gloss.
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:44 PM   #7
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What that paint job cost?
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:54 PM   #8
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Gloss if the semi will fade sooner.
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:01 PM   #9
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What that paint job cost?
Free fifty free with stuff I had left over from other projects. Gloss paint is $350.
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:03 PM   #10
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Still, gloss.
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:44 PM   #11
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:55 PM   #12
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Gloss black Style 42's.

Nooooooo.
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Old 08-26-2017, 04:22 PM   #13
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Semi Gloss with gloss black wheels
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:51 PM   #14
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I get his dilema. Its always when your doing something and it looks good before you finish and gets you wondering. Should I leave it? Finish it? But it looks cool now! Arrrgh. I painted an engine bay gray before putting the color on and wanted to leave it since it looked cool, like a racecar, lol.
Those wheels would look good with a semi gloss paint job though.
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:18 PM   #15
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I feel like the semi-gloss is a fad, but it looks awesome to me.
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Old 08-26-2017, 11:28 PM   #16
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Full gloss as I agree -
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But my vote is high gloss, so it's not mistaken for primer.
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Gloss black Style 42's.

This is going to look effing money when it's done.
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:27 AM   #17
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Gloss. Semi gloss can look cool but gets boring quick imho.
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Old 08-27-2017, 12:32 PM   #18
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Can I come up the hill and give you my in-person opinion sometime? Can't wait to see it all done!
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:45 PM   #19
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Maybe the only thing John V and I agree on is I'm not a huge fan of all black wheels BUT I think the gloss wheels with a semi gloss body might work well.
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:30 PM   #20
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Full gloss as I agree -


This is going to look effing money when it's done.
If you're able to even see the wheels in photos. Lips need to be polished instead of black
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:35 PM   #21
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If you're able to even see the wheels in photos. Lips need to be polished instead of black
I'm more concerned with what it looks like in person, than how it looks in pics.
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:13 AM   #22
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Gloss and paint the the Coronas to match.
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:41 AM   #23
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I'm going to flip flop back to full gloss.

I've done a few semigloss paint jobs, and a part of me has regretted not going full gloss on every one of them. It's fine on a rough and tumble beater car, but it looks like you've really prepped the hell out of this one. It looks so nice that it'd be a bit of a shame to skip the high gloss clear.
Plus, knowing you, you'd be irked about the semi-gloss and never really like it.
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:14 PM   #24
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