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Old 04-28-2004, 04:02 PM
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Acrylic Enamel vs. Base Coat Clear Coat

I just talked to the shop who is definetly painting my truck. The owner/painter said he strongly recomends acrylic enamel. He said he has seen way more problems with bc/cc than acrylic enamel. I asked him the quality diffrence and he said that bc/cc was inferior in his 32 years of experience. He also said he would do the bc/cc but it is 500 more. Would anybody disagree with what he says?

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Old 04-28-2004, 04:13 PM
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Acrylic Urethane(bc/cc) is superior to acrylic enamel in just about every way including finish. I think most everyone will agree.

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All I can say is anyone that would feed you that line should not be painting your vehicle--That is pure uneducated bull!
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All I can say is anyone that would feed you that line should not be painting your vehicle--That is pure uneducated bull!
I tend to agree. Acrylic enamel is yesterday's technology and can't hold a candle to modern bc/cc paints not only in durability but in shine and UV resistance. If your painter doesn't want ot use a bc/cc system then going with Acrylic Urethane would be the next best thing. At least its a hardened chemically strong paint that will resist UV. If it was me, I wouldn't let him use acrylic enamel, its yesterday's technology with yesterday's quality.

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Old 04-28-2004, 04:58 PM
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Hmmm!
Sounds like the guy ain't painted in about 15 years!!!!!!!
His experience is outdated.

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Old 04-28-2004, 05:01 PM
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He said he didnt mind which i choose, but the bc/cc is 500 dollars more. I looked at some of his stuff and it looked good... He said he hasnt seen the acrylic enamel peel and chip like the modern bc/cc does. Plus he said that in his opinion putting clear coat on messes things up....Dont know. But the guys is a 32 year painting veteran. Is this possibly not wanting to upgrade, the thinking of why mess with a good thing....I am just trying to figure out why he thinks that the acrylic enamel is superior. I am going to go talk to my english color store and see what they say! But please keep the comments rolling. I want to learn! Thanks
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Don't know what that guy is smoking but I suspect he plans on painting your truck w/ enamel and charging you for urethane. Quick $300 profit for him! Base coat/clear coat urethane is so much better that any single stage paint that it isn't worth discussing.
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Metallic color or solid color? If it's a solid color than he's ok...
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No I think you guys have it all wrong. This guy is super nice He gave a my dads boss an engine out of I believe a 30 or 40 somthing for free. He just said i am not going to use it so it has no value to me take it. He is bascially letting me use his equipment and shop for free. I just think he may be old and set in his ways. He did a custom 18wheeler truck just for kicks, I personally didnt see it, But my dad did. He did mural art on the sides over a solid color. (all of which he did) Dad said the paint was 100% flawless. He said it was the nicest vehicle he had ever seen and the guy didnt it all himself. I really dont think he is trying to screw me. Can anyone think of a LOGICAL reason he likes acrylic enamel?

Solid color I do believe. What do you mean by metalic?
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There is absolutely nothing negative about a good quality Acrylic Enamel proprely mixed and applied. In fact, when I shoot it comes out like glass without touching it!

I am amazed at the responses you have gotton so far. Just sounds like lack of experience to me???

Just tell the shooter "No Orangepeel". If he's good he'll know what to do. Check his work, talk to him about it a little, feel him out.

Good luck in any wise.
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Well I am certainly not a painter but I will say is my friend painted my Mustang with bc/cc and 6 years later she still shines just as good as the day she left his shop. I do nothing but wash and dry her. He painted my bike with bc/cc also, same thing as the car, just a wash and towel dry when she needs it.


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thanks spirit that makes me feel better. The stuff I saw in his shop looked wonderful. I am going to be working in his shop all day either this saturday or two weeks from now. So i suspect i will get to know him a little after working side by side for 5 hours. I will ask plenty of questions.
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Is it a metallic color or a solid color?

What color did you ask for?
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I shot tons of the acrylic enamels years ago, but urethane is a much better product. I refuse to spray AE nowadays. I shoot only urethane b/c systems and have narrowed that down to PPG Deltron and House of Kolor. Not that I'm set in my ways or anything!!
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Is it a solid color or a metallic color?
Won't he tell you what color he's gonna paint it?

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