Freshly painted cars are showing up at NCRS with orange peel surfaces and getting good scores, so don't forget that orange peel in your new paint job.
Agree.I'm sorry but even the factory can't make them that nasty. That one looks like it was painted with a fluffy roller.
I have a customer with several well documented original late 50's to mid 60's Vettes and none of them are any where near that bad. Most of them have all been shown at NCRS events and have their winning documents.
My Nomad had orange peel. It was rubbed out over the years. You can see it in the mottled appearance of the primer/paint interface of the areas of paint thinning. The origin of some of the orange peel was in the primer surface.tri fives never had orange peel paint from the factory