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Old 12-14-2006, 01:31 AM   #81
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now if only it wasn't 28 degrees here....
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Old 12-16-2006, 04:47 PM   #82
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Aussie Driver, which just to make sure are you using Brightside Polyurethane?

And a general question for everyone, is there a way to get regular black to appear satin black? Someone on my motorcycle forum mentioned something about it.
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Old 12-16-2006, 06:45 PM   #83
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Yep Loki047, my car now has the Interlux Brightside as the top coat. Although now that I have to get the side repaired after being hit by the 4WD, I am starting to get tempted by Interlux Perfection. Who knows, maybe I'll even be able to get the insurance to pay for the Perfection.

The only satin paint finish that I know of is the Metal Armour paint that I first tried. Every time it rained, the finish lost gloss and after a few months it had an interesting satin/matt finish.
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Old 12-16-2006, 07:04 PM   #84
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Well I dont have to worry about rain cause my motorcycle almost never sees rain, but the tank does see gasoline from time to time.

I really want satin but i dont know if I can get that with brightside paints Mights just have to go plain black.

Ive been reading the mopar thread how did he keep his paint from changing with the rain and such?
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Old 12-17-2006, 12:33 AM   #85
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Well I dont have to worry about rain cause my motorcycle almost never sees rain, but the tank does see gasoline from time to time.

I really want satin but i dont know if I can get that with brightside paints Mights just have to go plain black.

Ive been reading the mopar thread how did he keep his paint from changing with the rain and such?
Couldn't you make it satin black by doing a final wetsand with around 2000grit and then not polishing it? You could use a random orbit with a sanding disk to get it to be uniform and not have sanding lines.
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Old 12-17-2006, 03:27 AM   #86
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You could just wet sand it and leave it, but then every time you washed it and dried it then you would be polishing it just that little bit.

It is probably your best option though.
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Ill probably just rub it with a damp rag, what about the clear coat over this stuff?
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:10 PM   #88
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Hey Aussie, how well would that black match the oem black?
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:13 AM   #89
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Hey Aussie, how well would that black match the oem black?
I wouldn't have a clue mate. I've only ever seen a black miata in photos.
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:55 AM   #90
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I wouldn't have a clue mate. I've only ever seen a black miata in photos.
Well i guess I might be finding out soon enough.
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:00 PM   #91
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wow good job. I too saw that write up, but didint think much about it, figured it would not have turned out so good on other cars
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:03 AM   #92
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anyone have any updates?
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Nope. I'm still waiting for the insurance companies to sort out their differences after my accident in November, then I might actually be able to get the accident damage fixed. After that I'll be able to paint it again and finish it all off. So I'll be looking towards the end of Jan to get anything useful done.
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any longer term updates on these projects/how the paint has held up?
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please make this a sticky, I want to redo my car In a metallic skyline blue, do they have that color paint in the material you used....this Is perfect since im suce a cheap basterd , yay awsome job man thanks for showing us the light
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any longer term updates on these projects/how the paint has held up?
The paint has held up really well except for one area that was "bird bombed" and then wasn't washed for 2 months as Victoria (the state where I live) has been in stage 3 water restrictions since the new year and we're not allowed to wash our cars unless it is in a proper car wash or it is washed with tank water. This drought sucks....

I finally got the chance to wash it last weekend with some of my in-laws tank water and my car looked as good as the day I painted it (except for the bit that was bird bombed).


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please make this a sticky, I want to redo my car In a metallic skyline blue, do they have that color paint in the material you used....this Is perfect since im suce a cheap basterd , yay awsome job man thanks for showing us the light
The International Brightside does have a few different Blues (you would hope so since it is a marine paint) but none of them are metallic. You can check out the link to their website on the first page of this topic.


I only have two more weeks until school holidays and now that it's raining more than once a month (and I have just a hope of getting some water into my new water tank) I should be able to finish it all off once and for all. I will post heaps of pics once it is all done.
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good to hear, im feeling better about this paint now. Just dont know if im brave enough to try it.
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please make this a sticky,
Done and Done
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Done and Done
thanks bro.
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this is such a rediculously good DIY for any track car
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