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Kyle Burkhardt
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I'm painting my interior. I want to do white but I'm concerned that painting the package shelf white will create bad glare on the rear window. Should I go with black there, or is that not a problem?

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A little searching turned up my answer: flat black on the shelf it is!

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Sounds hot! I had a white car and a buffed out package shelf cover for years, and I did see a reflection from time to time, but never while racing.

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I have a few cars with all white interiors, no problems with the package shelf glare here!

This is the best picture I could find, doesn't show the shelf completely, but you get the idea.

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the first rule of Italian racing, what is behind you is not important!!! transpose your best Italian accent there. Compliments of Cannonball run

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I had glare when mine was new in the back window. I think because it wasn't flat white. I spay painted the walls black around the back window, but I think after I ran the car and it got a little dirty and the shine was gone it was fine.

White coolest (temp) Blacks hottest, Not good if you're in the paddock in the sun.
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Def sticking with white for the rest. Maybe I'll do the shelf white. I can always redo it if the glare is a problem.

Thanks for the responses.

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If you're not going for the entire tub up type paint job like this:

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may i suggest a GLOSS grey like this:

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it is nice and uniform, hides smudges and dirt a little better than white yet is not as hot as black.

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Marc, what type of paint are you using for the gloss grey? This is my next step in my build. Have you had any lucky with Por-15?

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I agree, we use gray as well. I got it from Mike Cottrell.
I have run lots of white cars and glare has never been an issue.

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Looks nice Marc. Already started with the white. Got the package shelf and cage done and so far taking my time is paying off. I should be able to finish with the floors and back wall this weekend!

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quote:
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Marc, what type of paint are you using for the gloss grey? This is my next step in my build. Have you had any lucky with Por-15?

Krylon classic grey gloss.

upc code on can is 2450403551

it's not the cheapest but the more expensive the paint the better it will coat. expect to use 2-4 cans for the interior and add another 2-4 if your doing the engine bay and trunk.

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quote:
Originally posted by oem steve:
the first rule of Italian racing, what is behind you is not important!!! transpose your best Italian accent there. Compliments of Cannonball run

I believe thats from the one that came before--The Gumball Rally

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quote:
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upc code on can is 2450403551

it's not the cheapest but the more expensive the paint the better it will coat. expect to use 2-4 cans for the interior and add another 2-4 if your doing the engine bay and trunk.

Thanks Marc. FYI for everyone else, it is Krylon 3551. I just ordered 10 cans from acehardwareoutlet.com for $3.80 each. With shipping it came to like $45.

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FWIW: 1 gallon of paint weighs approx. 10 lbs, depending on type of paint.

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10 pounds is the weight of the can of a gallon, but as far as how much weight it will add, it will be less. Depending on the type of paint, about 1/3 will be solvent weight which will evaporate in the drying process. Plus an amount will be lost in overspray depending on how it is applied.

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quote:
Originally posted by planet-miata.com:
If you're not going for the entire tub up type paint job like this:

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may i suggest a GLOSS grey like this:

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it is nice and uniform, hides smudges and dirt a little better than white yet is not as hot as black.

Marc the black car looks like Cannatti's I know it well.

I painted my shelf silver and had glare problems I bought black bed liner pain and it worked well.

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Jay,

Just a heads up the Por-15 you were asking about has no UV protection. You would have to clear coat it if it exposed to the sun. I prefer the look of a base coat, clear coat finish myself. Its a little more durable but costs more $$.

   

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