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posted February 12, 2004 07:34 AM
use napatha to thin it first two coats 75% paint 25% thinner let them bolth tack up real good between coats then on the third coat 50/50 will get a good shine to it the key is the prep make sure everything is scuffed real good and blow it off and wipe the entire surface down with thinner before you shoot it

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posted February 12, 2004 07:30 PM
A good quality low cost paint is OMNI it is sold by PPG dealers in this area .We use it on used cars and for customers who want to save a chunk on materials .It is available as a single stage or base coat clear coat and can be mixed to match almost any automotive color .Works good on rollcages and race car bodies.I prefer the BC/CC but the single stage works good especially if your a rookie painter Good luck


posted February 13, 2004 06:06 AM
Matt, I always used Rustoleum and used 75% paint and 25% laquer thinner. It worked fine and had a pretty good gloss on it, too.


posted February 14, 2004 09:42 AM
We used implement(tractor)paint. It costs about $18.00 a gallon at any Tractor Supply or Wheelers store. Your colors are kind of limited, but what they've got,(blue, yellow, red, orange, white, black) shines like crazy & is durable as heck. The best thing is, you can get matching colors in spay cans for touch ups during the season.

posted February 15, 2004 09:42 PM
I haved been a auto painter for many years,28Bmod has the right info. Reducing with
laquer thinner will speed the drying time but
some shine will be lost. but you can not spray over already painted enamel with laquer thinner
as it will peel and lift. start out reducing
75%paint 25% thinner if it sprays stringey
reduce a little more. Good Luck

posted February 18, 2004 04:48 AM
Find a friend that works in a body, that actually knows what he's doing aand offer him a case of beer to help.
It all looks good at 100 mph, especially from the grandstand.
Anything facing forward will look sandblasted soon anyway, if you dont like this, better get a color you can match up with a spray bomb.
The only car I ever sprayed, I used acrylic enamel and was sick for two days.
I thought because I wasnt in a closed up building I didnt need it...STUPID ME.!