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Which Paint?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazer_Boy, Nov 17, 2001.

  1. Blazer_Boy

    Blazer_Boy 1/2 ton status

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    I just primered the back half of the Blazer tonight and am thinking about what kind of paint to use. I want to do a single stage synthetic paint. Thinking of using Emeron (sp?). Anyone have a suggestion for something better.

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    Emron is a very dualable finish, but if and when it chips, it's very difficult to get it to feather (smooth out) and recoat. Personally my favorite paint is PRIMER (black).

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    PPG two part. pain to mix and all but it is very nice stuff. has a small price to it but sprays very well. i use it at work. i fugure if it goes through the abbuse that helicopter exaust puts it through it is good stuff.

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
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    back yard spray bomb camo!!!!

    when all else fails..............HIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  5. BigBad75K5

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    One thing to consider with spraying Emerom is its very toxic and you need a good respirator to shoot it. Just a thought.
    I agree with the PPG two stage.
     
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    I can't really help you myself with this question but I would say shoot pureinsanity a pm. He does body work for a living and is very knowledgable. He has been helping me through some touch up on mine.

    -Mikey
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    [​IMG] Internet body man! [​IMG] Too bad I couldnt do it over the net, I would prob enjoy it alot more!

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
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    If you want good paint that will cost you enough to make you want to cry if you nick or scratch it go with PPG or like brands. A good source of info is:

    http://home.att.net/~brer/paintad2.htm

    I have talked to a couple of people that used it and liked it so I ordered some and got it quick too. I have not applied it yet so I can not give any feedback on it. The price is right for the whole sha-bang though and is affordable enough that you can paint it over andover whenor if you get a ding from an "obstacle"

    John

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    I just got back from buying some. I ended up getting some stuff from LIMCO. My uncle shot some once on this International during the winter and it turned out nice. Layed down real well and didnt do anything funny while it was curing (in the winter). I ended up paying $138 for 2 gallons reducer, paint, and some hardner. I got it alot cheaper because I got the pre-mixed, which is fleet white. The paint is double they have to mix it up. I've seen there fleet white before and its exaclty what I wanted.

    I guess you people talked a little sense in to me because I wanted whatever was super $$$. I don't have a straight body and its not gonna get a clearcoat so there's point in going overboard. Thanks for saving me some dough. Now if I can just get above $27 in my checking account I can get an orange name.

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    What color did you go with? Have you seen this paint in person? I'm looking for something cheap, that goes on smooth and is easy to touch up. This looks like the ticket.

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    I got "Fleet White", it was about half the price of the custom mix because it was pre-mixed, something like $36 a gallon. I saw it last year and was like "Huh?!" you did this? My uncle's paint jobs come out looking so-so because he hurries to much and doesn't worry really if he's painting junk. The International was pretty good shape so he took his time. I thought it looked really nice. Its kinda the one he brags about and so do his buddies who saw it. Kinda like, see, I can paint good.

    I didn't really actively pay attention when he did it but I remember him talking about how he like how it went on. The paint dude (who is also a buddy of my uncle's and the dad of this girl I went to high school with and college now) said it was good all around paint. BASF is who handles the stuff, so thats good too.

    If you got anymore questions, go ahead. I have the stuff sitting in my room. If all goes as planned, I'll let you know how it goes this weekend



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