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Paint recommendations?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 'Mo, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,432


    First, I have little paint knowledge.

    I'm thinking of having the paint store package me some rattle can paint to match my car, so I can cover primer areas as I continue to customize. (I can't get away with using a gun here in suburbia.)
    It will eventually be sanded for a complete re-paint.

    What type of paint base should I use? The clerks at the paint store have not been much help in the past. Thanks in advance.
  2. robertsregal
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
    Posts: 743


    I personally would not spend money and time on paint product that I knew I would have to strip off to do it the right way. I was a 25 year auto body technition and of the mind do it right once!! my two cents.
  3. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    ^ agreed. Why do it twice? leave the worked area in primer til you're all done, then paint it. That's how the kids did it back in the day, I bet.
  4. TR Waters
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,439

    TR Waters
    from Vermont
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    Have them mix it in basecoat. That way with a couple light coats, you will get some color on your primer, but no worries of lifting if you used enamel... when you go to repaint.

  5. redroaddog
    Joined: Apr 1, 2011
    Posts: 330


    base coat would work fine and it is a good idea to cover the primer in you drive it while you work on it as primer has no uv protection and will break down it also lets water thru it and will rust and ruin your work.....Dave:cool:
  6. 48 Chubby
    Joined: Apr 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,014

    48 Chubby
    Member Emeritus

    No disrespect intended here, but advice from a pro body and paint person almost never takes into consideration that some of us will use the car for a year or two between the first primer and final prep work. This does not happen at a body shop. Use what ever you plan to use for final paint, if you are going with a base/clear system just use base coat.
  7. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,918

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Lacquer spray paint. Will protect, goes on thin, and easy to sand off.
    Basecoat is pretty porous. Enamel too thick and sticky to sand off easily.
  8. summersshow
    Joined: Mar 3, 2013
    Posts: 899

    from NC

    I use a polyester primer as a base. It works really good and holds up really well, also sands easy... Brand is called Slick Sand... Check it out
  9. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,432


    Thank you, gentlemen, for your input. I will consider all of your recommendations.
    And yes, it will be quite some time before the face lift is complete.
    Much appreciated.
  10. Good advise!
    The ONLY temporary paint I'd use.
  11. David Walter
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 127

    David Walter
    from Troy,Al



    7.JPG Paint job by stupid thieves, not recommended!!! Besides, they ruined my favorite finish, rust and red oxide!

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