Follow along as the crew at RETRO POWER with Christopher Smith of Space City Airbrush work their magic on this 1933 Chevy.

Follow along as the crew at RETRO POWER with Christopher Smith of Space City Airbrush work their magic on this 1933 Chevy.

How many times have you walked through car show and saw a rod with custom graphics that stopped you in your tracks and you find yourself wondering how it was done?

As with any paint job, every layer is only as good as the one beneath. Before the actual graphic work could be applied, the RETRO POWER crew and lead painter, Michael Riley, laid down the sedan’s base color of PPG Deltron “Canteen Green” followed by two light coats of PPG DBC 500 Color Blender. This particular paint color was loaded with very fine pearls/micas in multiple colors that can be a bit tricky to apply. It is with experience and patience in the paint booth that a base coat such as this can be sprayed and the end result not exhibit “streaks” or “tiger stripping”.

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