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Old 12-21-2005, 11:58 PM
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A different type of paint question

I am going to spray a utility bed for a truck next week, and I am more concerned about the durability than having a show quality finish. Granted I want it to look decent, but perfect is not required. This thing will be beat to death, almost never washed, and treated like a dog. From what info I have came up with, it looks like a polyurethane paint may be the best thing to go with for an application like this. Can you guys give me a thumbs up or a suggestion on a different type of paint? By the way, it is going to be plain old chevy code 50 white, so there is no metallic or pearl to worry about. Thanks.

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There is a company out of Mobile, AL

Mobile paints, they are very strong in your state, so call some jobbers and see who carries it.

They have a polyurethane single stage.
Your looking at around a $100 a gallon kit.

Second choice would be U-Tech 3.8 polyurethane (Owned by Sikkens) $125 Kit?

Both of the above are better than Imron or Concept all day long but you will not have the color selection as these are fleet paints.
In this case these are the best buy for the money and they will have your white.
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For durability, you can't really beat a polyurethane based paint. Remember breathing protection and cover exposed skin when shooting these paints. At work we use imron, not a cheap paint by any means. The price Barry gave you for a polyurethane seems like a pretty darn good deal. Polyurethane was brought up on another board I occasionally visit, and don't remember the brand name, but someone was saying they could get a marine polyurethane paint even less then what Barry gave as a price (Don't know, just what the guy had posted). I have no clue if there is any difference in the marine paint and an automotive polyurethane, but the guy said it had a hardener with it.
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