automotive primer and paint???

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  1. country_boy

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    The only store around town that I know carries automotive paint is Sherwin Williams. Who else carries automotive primer and paint?
     


  2. MadMo44Mag

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    Can't say down there but SW is a PIA to use and so is PPG.

    You may find some limited choice in color at Tractor Supply

    Stay with DuPont or one of it other brands like Mason / Nason can't remember if its an "M" or "N"
    They have several and all are good. Stay away from anything more than a three stage paint. Paint base, reducer and hardener. SW & PPG use three stage plus systems in most colors. Base color, blender, reducer, hardener, stabilizers, ect....

    Are you planing on doing a scuff and shoot or a real pain job?

    If this is your farm truck I suggest a scuff and shoot with a wet coat of DuPont 222 adhesion promoter or seal it off with a self etching primer sealer.

    Scuff it good with 400 wet then 600 to reduce the sand scratches.
    Wash down, dry and tack off.
    Either pray the 222 and then spray you color or -
    Wash down, dry and tack off.
    Spray two coats of a primer sealer and the spray color.

    I can't see using base coat/clear coat on a farm truck.

    To expensive and you must have a HVLP gun with a dam good regulator and dryer.

    Acrylic enamels will still spray good out of an old siphon feed gun and a $10.00 regulator and screw on $5.00 dryer will work fine..

    Oh yeah, don't use news paper to mask off with; get you a roll of masking paper and real good tape that is solvent resistant.
    The reducer in the paint will cause the ink in news paper to weep out - not good!!!!
     
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    Single Stage Acrylic enamel paint system.
    For someone that's never done any auto painting or very limited painting that's a good choice. Takes out the mixing and BS that comes with it if you don't understand how to properly reduce based on air temp, same goes for catalyst / hardener.
    Also since it is single stage there is no rush to keep a wet working coat to prevent dry spots and real bad orange peel. Keeping a working wet coat is an art. Too wet it runs, to dry, you have dry spots, not quite wet enough you have orange peel.
    This is a single stage Acrylic enamel because it does not use a catalyst / hardener. Until it sits for a few days or weeks depending on the temp outside it is very soft.
    Automotive paint actually dries from the bottom to the top. The top skins off and appears hard and dry but it's not. The solvents that make the paint a liquid must evaporate out. This take time if not baked.
    Back in the day when this paint was popular it was rolled under inferred lamps and baked on.
    Given proper dry time it does get hard and scratch resistant just like if it were baked on.
    That truck of yours will take no less than a gallon and that does not include door jambs and the inside of the bed.
    Also if using out side add another quart because any breeze will cause paint lose at the surface.
    You may want to go the Harbor Freight and get a $25.00 HVLP gun and practice a little. It will save paint, easier to work with and require less air PSI to spray.
    Dam if you were not so far away I'd load up my spray guns and tools and come instruct you for the price of some good whiskey and a meal.
     
  5. 308nato

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    Years ago when I was in to that NAPA used to carry a lot
    stuff for painting and body work.
     

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