Re: GT Cortina Project "The Ugly Duckling"
I'm exactly with Bonus's summation.Silver and minilights would look the bee's guts.
If this is the color though, I'd definitely be paying a pro to do the final spray.
Metallic, plus being silver plus clearcoat would be the combination from hell in terms of getting all of the panels to match to what I think is your level of perfection Drew, and whilst I have never sprayed it myself, I have learnt from others how difficult it can be. Maybe do most of the pre and undercoat if you can, and then hand the car over?
Even in the pic above, as Bonus pointed out, there's a noticeable variation between the rear door and body.
Perhaps some more wise painters than my inexperienced self can chip in.
I've had 2 cars that are metallic silver, a late model MX5 (Starlight Silver), and my better halfs Territory is silver also.
Both have have had 'professional' panel repaints (not my fault honestly), but a keen eye could pick up the differences.
Maybe the newer paints are more forgiving.
Having said all of the above, I have a 1lt of the original metallic Spruce color to put on the Mk 2 Escort if I get a chance.