so what i am to understand. most of my customers would not accept a bad factory type paint job, and why would i want my own car to look that bad. i have an original 69 chevy pickup 17,000 mile orange big block with air. the paint is still shinny and is kind of cool. but no way would i paint it that poorly again.
I understand what youre saying. Neither I nor my clients (at least yet) want a factory quality paint job. I understand the Vette community is different than the rest.
But with so much attention to painstakingly replicate factory finishes, platings, overspray, slopiness, etc. everywhere else, why does the largest area of the car get neglected in terms of replicating originality? I'm not referring to the products used (lacquer vs. urethane bc/cc), but the look/appearance. You hear questions about "how much" or "where" overspray should be, but never hear "does my paint have enough orange peel" or "does it have too much shine".
In theory, shouldnt a glass-smooth, high-gloss paint job get deducted points just as polished Z valve covers, tape-line at the top of the firewall, full-gloss black where semi should be used, etc. would? Maybe it is, Ive just never gotten a straight answer to that question.
I openly admit I over-restore, just something Ive always been curious about.