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Old 11-16-2008, 05:46 PM
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No one said lacquer would not work, just that it does not last long and there are better alternatives that were not available in lacquer's hay-day. The problem here was that this "dupli-Color" was being pushed as an economical way to paint a car for those on a budget and that it was somehow better than the old lacquer, neither is true. Pointing at the price of a quart of this stuff as it is sold as an example of how economical it can be is extremely misleading because of it being sold pre-thinned in a RTS form. This ignores just how much it will actually cost to do an entire vehicle because a quart of RTS does not go very far and thus will take many more quarts than the way paint is normally sold. Then to claim that it is going to be durable (and even probably more so than the old lacquer) is also mis-leading because there is nothing to base these claims on and in fact past experience by people who have used Lacquer overwhelming indicates that it will not be durable at all. So should everyone who knows better just sit back and be polite and let this mis-information be passed on without saying anything? Would that be doing anyone any good? Is it out of line to point out there are better paints to be had for the same or even less money? If someone wants to praise this stuff then go ahead but don't get upset if someone who has had a lot of experience with it tries to point out the well known flaws to it.
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