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mytmouz
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What have I missed...

#1 Post by mytmouz » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:55 am

I got out of the body business about the the the HVLP guns started coming on strong. I have my old Binks #7 and my DeVilbis still on hand. I have a couple of projects I thought I might start on, as I am not working right now, I have the time to do it. What has happened with the materials in the last 10 years I need to know about? When I was painting, I used Acme basecoat/clearcoat. Anything out now that is as good/better?
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#2 Post by sc racing » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:35 pm

Our shop uses Dupont most of the time but there is a lot of other stuff out there. Im not a painter but Ive seen some bad stuff happen with the cheaper stuff.All the materials for one of our paint jobs from bare metal up usually runs about $3k

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#3 Post by wikd69 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:01 pm

mytmouz wrote:I got out of the body business about the the the HVLP guns started coming on strong. I have my old Binks #7 and my DeVilbis still on hand. I have a couple of projects I thought I might start on, as I am not working right now, I have the time to do it. What has happened with the materials in the last 10 years I need to know about? When I was painting, I used Acme basecoat/clearcoat. Anything out now that is as good/better?
HVLP sounds like some exotic disease :mrgreen:
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#4 Post by BracketNova » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:36 pm

I've been using dupont base clear for a while. That's what I used on my Nova. Some of my paint guru buddies like Sikkens, and swear by it. But I'm no pro, the guy who I rented the paint booth from when I painted my Nova wanted me to return all my Dupont stuff to buy Sikkens. But I had to explain to him my budget could not handle paint that was 3 times as expensive! It (Sikkens) seems to dry alot quicker, which wouldn't have been good for me or any other novice since we paint alot slower than a pro. The Dupont is slow enough that I can make it around the car and get it to all melt together.
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