84 TBird - Exterior Painting - Recommended Products? March 12, 2016, 10:42:45 PM I have an 84 Tbird that I'm going to repaint... The roof, hood and trunk need help, because the clear coat has worn off and it has damaged the base coat. But, the clearcoat and basecoat on the sides of the car are still in very good shape. I'm thinking of trying to just paint the roof, hood and trunk, and then try to do some clearcoat blending... I'll be using the same color as the original paint that's on the car now...I'm assuming that I can sand off the remaining clearcoat on the roof, hood and trunk; prep the old base coat; respray new base coat over the old base coat; and then spray the clearcoat. For a partial paint job like this, would I want an enamel paint or urethane paint? What products would be best for repainting a mid-80s Ford so it would look somewhat original? Mid-80's Fords had a clearcoat that wasn't as "glossy" compared to newer cars. Is there a clearcoat/basecoat system that anyone could recommend? Thanks!