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Which paint? How much?

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by K5MONSTERCHEV, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    Ok im going to try and throw a coat or 2 of paint on my blazer this weekend for the good guys, and the primer has faded and once again, looks like crap.

    My questions are, how much to spray 2 coats of gloss black on it? 1 quart? I think thats how much primer I used. I might paint th ebottom half white, like I posted a wile back. Also, what brand? Im not sure what the paint place carys, I used PPG primer, so im guessing PPG paint.
     
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    PPG is about the best. I would imagine it would take 2 quarts to do a complete job on a blazer with 2 coats.
     
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    it depends on what you abilty is.
    HVLP or std. gun?

    if your not after a show finish, get a gallon of Acrylic Enamel.

    when i painted mine, we used almost 2 gallons with a HVLP gun.

    my dad and i painted my sons s10 Dupont Centari, we used black primer and paint, and it still took almost a full gallon.
     
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    No im not after ashow finish at all. I just want to throw some paint on it, for the show. Ill get it professionally done for the final paint, with all new body panels.

    I dont know what HVLP even is, I ll use a gun.

    So acrylic enamel, can you tell me a little more about it? I dont know all that much about paint, sorry. It was something Inever got into, and was jsut gonna let the "pros" do it.
     
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    HVLP = High Volume Low Pressure, it means more paint gets on the car instead of the air.
    its better for the enviroment, your garage, wallet, and produces a nicer finish.

    you can pick up a HVLP gun from Harbor Freight or Ebay for like $50 for a economy model.

    Acrylic Enamel is a durable paint thats fairly cheap and easy to paint (i played around with it spray bikes, skateboards, and tonka toys when i was like 10), and dries almost as quick as the other stuff.

    this stuff is a fairly good deal.
    you would need hardner and some enamel reducer.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2489471666&category=63702

    and im sure someone will chime in about Enamel, but for a cheapo paint job that doesnt turn out half bad, its great.
     
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    2 quarts of PPG DRU- Which then gets reduced down to at least 1:1 IIRC-. In the end 2 quarts gives you about a gallon, which is enough with a HPLV gun, but not really enough with a standard gun.

    If you want just a quick one, get the single stage, rather than a 2 stage. That way, you just spray, let dry, and sand.

    Otherwise, you have to spray, flash, spray, flash, spray clear, flash, spray clear again. ( I think, Im still learning)
     
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    hey Pookster, that also depends on the color you are putting down also.
    the GM Sunburst Orange Metallic i used on mine, i used 1.75 gallons of unmixed paint.

    i think it depends alot on what color you are spraying.

    black goes on quick and easy, especially if you use black primer.
     
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    Forgot about color. Dark colors offer better coverage than light colors.

    I recall red being more expensive than blue, and then other darks, then white. Something like that.
     
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    Thanks guys. Looks like theres a lot to lear about paint. I didnt get to do it this weekend, I went out of town, but im gonna go get paint today and try to shoot it this weekend.
     
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    If i was gonna do it again, I'd probably do the single stage than the two stage- Single is easier to shoot it seems, two stage requres a clear coat.
     
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    yeah ill probablly do that. i dont need clear, its just a "for now" job.
     
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    reds and yellows and oranges are the most expensive colors, and the prices go up as flakes and such are added.
     

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