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Old 06-10-2009, 08:15 PM
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Du pont imron

Ok so i got some single stage imron it says on the can the mixture ratio is 3:1 a friend of mine was telling me that it has to be reduced? going by the can info it says 3:1. how much would i have to reduce it? im going to be painting my car. im new to painting so bare with me here lol.

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Imron is not a paint for cars, it's an industrial paint. The name Imron has been batted around amongst auto people to almost mythical proportions, like it's some impenetrable barrier.

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You can paint your car with Imron, just don't expect it to have a shiny wet look like a base coat/clear coat system. Go to Dupont website to get all the tech info and application instructions.

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And yes it is "pre-reduced" and you mix it as per manufacturers recommendations 3:1.

Back when Imron first came out I shot a number of collectable cars with it. I see no reason to use it today being we have such nice bc/cc and even other SS products.

Imron is basically for shooting truck fleets.

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You can get good results with Imron, however BC/CC looks better in my estimation. DuPont's Chromabase/Chromaclear system is excellent. Both systems are very durable.

Both of these were painted with single-stage DuPont Imron.



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It needs to be said that current Imron that is available to the everyday Joe is a far cry from the Imron (not Emron) of old that garnered such a following by car guys. Industrial grade Imron (the old stuff) is still used "in house" by DuPont and is really an unbeatable industrial coating.

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So it wouldnt be a good idea to paint my car with it? should i go with another paint?
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So it wouldnt be a good idea to paint my car with it? should i go with another paint?
There are better paints that will give you a better finish.

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Ok so i got some single stage imron it says on the can the mixture ratio is 3:1 a friend of mine was telling me that it has to be reduced? going by the can info it says 3:1. how much would i have to reduce it? im going to be painting my car. im new to painting so bare with me here lol.

Imron was used in the 80s on cars for a long time. It is tough and will last
it is hard to remove with strippers and sanding
Mix it Exactly like Dupont says and you will be happy

It is Old tech now but it was used for years. The last revision for cars was I believe in 2004 by Dupont. Still a good paint Not quite the shine of the new Urethanes but better than enamels

Follow Instructions...stay away from Opinions on this stuff
If help is needed call the Dupont hotline

http://www.dupontrefinish.eu/portal/...70108101101116

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If I remember correctly it was developed for Boeing as an aviation coating.
Boeing wanted a highly uv resistant coating for their aircraft as the airlines were complaining of the constant chalking due to the hi uv exposure rates at 30,000 ft elevation of the product they were currently using .

We shot cars with it and had excellent anti fade results, especially with red and black as compared to the other coatings available at that time.
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Imron was used in the 80s on cars for a long time.
Follow Instructions...stay away from Opinions on this stuff
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This is not my opinion: I retired from DuPont after 27 years and Imron of old was never used as an OEM auto paint. Yes it was used by some people on cars with varying results. It's primary use has always been as an industrial coating primarily in the petro chemical industry for it's resistance to corrosives. As far as I'm aware of Boeing did not play a part in developing Imron, it has always been a DuPont product.

Imron has become a generic trade name for a number of DuPont paints. Lately however Dupont seems to be capitalizing on the name Imron as it now has a line of automotive paints that carry the trade name DuPont� Imron� Elite Express, which are just two component urethane. Make no mistake, it is not the Imron of old, or the industrial Imron.

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What I recall about the original Imron (circa 70's, not 80's) is that it was one of the first isocyanate containing paints that many painters had ever used, resulting in many sicknesses and even a few related deaths due to lack of knowledge regarding the dangers of the technology.

The stuff they sell now is not the legendary Imron of old, though.
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What I recall about the original Imron (circa 70's, not 80's) is that it was one of the first isocyanate containing paints that many painters had ever used, resulting in many sicknesses and even a few related deaths due to lack of knowledge regarding the dangers of the technology.

The stuff they sell now is not the legendary Imron of old, though.
You are correct.

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Im not looking for a show car finish,just looking for a nice shine. can i get this out of this paint?
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Im not looking for a show car finish,just looking for a nice shine. can i get this out of this paint?
You must tell us what specific Imron you are using. As stated Imron has become a generic term for a host of paints offered by DuPont.

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