Im not painting it. Im dropping it off to a paint shop tomorrow.
i might just go with Nason BC/CC
I wouldn't use Nason --- here's why: Nason is good stuff for production work where the important consideration is being able to do lots of work in a short period of time. It's not really "el cheapo", it's just that it was never intended to be a finish that's "lifetime" in nature. Most of the time, by the time it starts to wear and degrade, the car will have been sold.
I too have been struggling with the SS vs. BC/CC question. I'm going with black on my car, and I hear that the "deepest, richest, most vibrant color" is what you get with SS, but BC/CC is much more durable, able to withstand UV light, easier to repair and to buff to restore the gloss "down the road", etc. It's not that there's a huge difference in how they look, there's not - in fact it would probably take someone with tons of experience and who knows what to look for to be able to tell the difference in appearance.
So, I'm going with BC/CC and I'm using "the good" PPG products - DBC for the base, and the best Southern Polyurethanes clear over it. I'm using PPG just because SPI doesn't make base colors, otherwise I'd be using theirs.
I do have experience with their Epoxy Primer and I love it ---- the stuff lays down smoothly, doesn't run, and is tough as nails ---- once it's cured, even rubbing with a rag soaked in lacquer thinner will barely phase it. I tested that and it took a good minute or so of pretty aggressive rubbing to get it to begin to soften.
Anyway, I'm going with BC/CC because I'm going to keep this car "forever" and I'm also going to enjoy it --- which means there will be times that it will sit out in the hot sun at shows, maybe a day at the track, probably will drive it to work very occasionally --- so I want the most durable finish on it that I can get. That tips the scale in my case towards BC/CC.
If you want the absolute best possible appearance and are less concerned with durability and life, then go with SS.
If however, you're going to sell the car to perhaps make some money on it, and want it to look good "now" without being all that concerned about how it's going to look in 10 years, then go with Nason (or some other "production" line product like PPG Omni).