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Ridge10 09-21-2012 01:18 PM

Choosing Paint
 
Factory paint jobs are 2-stage urethane paint, correct? I am planning on repainting my car pretty soon but I dont know what kind of paint would work best. Im planning on doing a color change from blue to white. Obviously with alot of prep work and sealer, can I just get away with using a single stage acrylic urethane? Ive used acrylic lacquer and a metallic urethane before.

BLAZE2099 09-21-2012 01:21 PM

It's base coat/clear coat. Single stage is old school, plus the effect won't be to par with even a stock paint job. Be sure to pop your moldings, lights and glass. Or suffer peeling possibilities.

Ridge10 09-21-2012 01:28 PM

So I guess its 2 stage it is. Do you have a preferred brand?

09bluewrx 09-21-2012 04:52 PM

PPG all day for me man! I went from painting with martin senour to ppg and the difference is night and day. Little more expensive but u get what u pay for

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09bluewrx 09-21-2012 04:55 PM

Dont forget to take off door seals too. If it takes longer to mask it off then to remove it, then take it off man. One golden rule of painting

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