A day after spraying the epoxy, Gillis applied three coats of the Viper Red base, waiting one hour between coats. After the basecoat sat overnight, he tacked off the body and then applied a wet coat of clear. Thirty minutes later, the second coat went on, followed by another 30 minutes and a third coat of clear. After spraying three coats from two days to two weeks, Gillis wet-sanded with 400 to block out any orange peel or dirt. After spraying three coats, Gillis waits at least two days and then wet-sands with 400 to block out any orange peel or dirt. After wet-sanding, the Mustang basked in the sun for a day before re-masking and degreasing for another wet coat of clear. Two more 30-minute periods, and two more coats followed. Gillis then let the car rest in the sun for the next two to three days to get all the solvents out and settle the paintjob.