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Old 03-11-2010, 04:11 PM
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I'm getting ready to have my truck painted but I have to buy the paint where is the best place to buy the paint. My paint code is bn year 2000 I seen a place awhile back that was 97 a gallon for paint sure can't find that now.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:28 PM
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Buy good paint PPG or ICI you will get what you pay for
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:30 PM
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Depends on what kind of finish you're looking for-back to stock or custom,
something to keep or sell,or turn some heads-don't know what your wants/budgets are.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:16 PM
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Well I have a couple gallons of some trick &$@ paint but everyone is scared to use it so I was gonna repaint the stock color. Just to make it cheap on me but I plan on keeping it.
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Well I have a couple gallons of some trick &$@ paint but everyone is scared to use it so I was gonna repaint the stock color. Just to make it cheap on me but I plan on keeping it.
Well,I don't blame them for not wanting to,every paint has certain characteristics with mixing and lay down proceedures.
Some paints dry,others actually cure-all depends on brand.
PPG has very good paints as well as Dupont and R-M.
Urethanes will be the most expensive,but will outlast enamels.
But for best outcome,use base color(no shine) and clearcoat,it will make the color snap right up!(Saves having to put acrylic in the color-not needed)
If you really want a show finish-do 4 coats of clear(after color),wet sand with 1500-2000 grit paper and buff out.
You won't believe the difference!
Sorry for the long -winded answer
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:42 PM
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The paint I have is ppg it was about 1800.00 I didn't pay that much I lived in Michigan and knew a guy who worked at the ppg mixing facility. Wish I could get ahold of him now.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:08 PM
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The paint I have is ppg it was about 1800.00 I didn't pay that much I lived in Michigan and knew a guy who worked at the ppg mixing facility. Wish I could get ahold of him now.
Ok, can you tell me exactly what you have,is it dcc,dcu?
When you say "trick" paint,do you mean the green,blue,maroon flip-flop color?
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:13 PM
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I ll have to look but I think it's dcu. And it's three stage paint you primer paint three coats called fine aluminum and then one coat of flamboyance orange I also have flamboyance green. Was gonna make a design of some sort. But the green and orange are pearl colors. I've had it stores in my heated garage. I'll look when I get home to see what it is.
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If you go with PPG, you need DBC and clear coat for a regular type paint job. I would like to know what kind of half *** painter you have that can't order paint for you?? DCU is clearcoat by the way. PPG isn't the only good brand out there, just check with your local paint shops and they can help you figure out what you need.

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Old 03-12-2010, 06:55 PM
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Yeah I remember buying the clear. And seeing that. As far as guys ordering stuff they'll do it but are wanting alot of money to paint. Some won't touch it. Saying Going back to stock is best. Really I think people don't want a challenge anymore they want the easy money. I've noticed trades all want 100 a hour. I'm a flooring installer and I'm lucky to make 25 sometimes. People say I have these tools. I just laugh and say I have a 4000.000 dollar vacuum. But construction has took a dump. So people are working for alot less. As am I. Just trying to figure out why no one else is. Lol.
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