Since I lack the competence to do it myself, I'll definitely have it done by a shop here in CA.
It seems like I've got a few choices on paint type and I'm hoping someone can describe the pros/cons of each.
<3> Base Coat/Clear Coat
Although <3> perhaps yields a 'glossier' finish, it's my understanding that either <1> or <2> are more 'period' types of paint jobs.
Also, does anyone know where I can find pictures of some of the Lotus colors? There is a great description here but no samples to see....
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I like originality but have to say the modern 2-pack paints are much more durable, less prone to shrinkage and hold a good finish much longer than good old cellulose. You do not need to use clear over base however direct gloss 2-pack will give you an equally good finish when polished
Wayne........ you may be surprised to hear that lots of modern cars have clear over base systems on them even if they appear to be a solid colour (ie not metallic or pearl)
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