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what paint to use and where to buy

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by xnoahx, Aug 24, 2001.

  1. xnoahx

    xnoahx 1/2 ton status

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    ok, i decided i am going to paint my K5 competition orange(or a similar color) with a black top. I was just wondering where a good place to get the paint for both the truck and the top would be. I plan on building a quick little spray booth and using an air compressor and a spray gun. also, how much paint do you all think i would need?

    Check out my 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://members.theglobe.com/xnoahx/73k5.htm>http://members.theglobe.com/xnoahx/73k5.htm</a>
     
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    I just painted my 1990k5. I was going to use Chromabase paint, but that stuff is expensive. I ended up going to NAPA and buying PPG "OMNI" brand paint, reducer, clear coat and hardner. I was really pleased with the paint/clear coat. For all the paint, reducer, clear coat and hardner, I only spent about $200.00. It would have been less but the "Passion Red Mica" that I chose was $120.00 a gallon (reds are more expensive than any other color) if you want to go with an orange, it will be about the same as reds. I used the same OMNI paint for my hard top. To do my top and my rocker panels, I used 1 qt. of paint. You can check out page 5 and 6 of my web site to see the results. PM me with any questions.

    &lt;a target="_blank" href=http://www.moabdadc22.alloffroad.com/&gt;http://www.moabdadc22.alloffroad.com/&lt;/a&gt;Real four wheelers don't need tools to remove body panels, paint, tail lights..etc.
     
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    My site is in my signature. Click on it.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.moabdadc22.alloffroad.com/>http://www.moabdadc22.alloffroad.com/</a>Real four wheelers don't need tools to remove body panels, paint, tail lights..etc.
     
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    First question is, what kind do you want to shoot? Single stage, base/clear, urethane? Napa's Tec/OneStage3.5 acrylic urethane is a durable, easy to spray finish, and it glosses well without color sanding and buffing. Expect to use a gallon and a half to spray your Blazer.

    Dos mas Tecates!!!
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    OMNI is awesome!!

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    I can get you IMRON cheap, and all the activator and reducer to go with it. Also if you want to clear it I can get either ther 500s clear or the 3480.
    I work for Newell Coach here in Oklahoma we build the motorcoaches for alot of the INDY, and Nascar teams.
    And a ton of millionaires. Thats what we use on the coaches
    Talk about durabile.
    You will spend alot for it if you buy it out right I can get a gallon for about $80.
    The hard part would be to ship it, box it real good and no one would know.
    Just a thought,


    Blazin 72
    1972 K5 350 vortec, 4 inch lift, with nothing else important.
     

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