Early Saturday morning I jumped over to One Day Paint to see the new color. I’m very pleased with the finish, considering that the car has not yet been color-sanded or buffed to remove minor imperfections, like random specks and “orange peel.” The paint “flowed” well, meaning that the wet paint spread evenly to create a smooth surface before it started drying. Paint flow is also helped by “flashing,” which is literally baking the car for a short period to help the curing. Much of the car almost looks like it has already been buffed to a glass-like finish. I chalk it up to proper bodywork and pre-paint prep. I’m also happy with the color, the selection of which occupied most of my subconscious mind for the past few months. Just ask my wife – I’m sure she’s glad the car has finally been sprayed. The finishing happens Monday and Tuesday, after I install the weatherstripping and replace the front and rear hoods. This was suggested by Juan at One Day, who tells me they prefer to color-sand and buff the large body panels in-place, while they are supported by the chassis. This prevents warping by the surface pressure applied during the finishing process. Next step is to tow it home and apply undercoating.