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Old 05-06-2007, 07:59 PM
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Duplicolor, inexpensive paint ?

i saw this stuff on TRUCK TV. its not a high quality paint, they said. but for a decent paint job on a daily driver, would it be good ?

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Old 05-06-2007, 10:26 PM
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same risk as Opinions on this paint website?
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Funny very funny! Hmmm! I would say yes, for this reason one its a daily driver Duh!! Nicks chips people banging doors and so on why in the world would you pay 2-3000 bucks just to have it mess up driving it on the street.

Now if where talking show truck car I would agree but were not. I would not stress every time I took out my ride. so what easy to use easy to repair perfect for a street rod. remind me of the good old days of painting in you garage backyard. about dam time. the only guys getting but-t hurt is the pro charging to much for a one color paint job.

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$20 quart at Advance Auto, and it's pre thinned, good for a hobbiest that dosn't understand paint mixing and ratio's. I'm using championship white on my '67 Falcon. It is Acrylic Laquer, so it is easier to work with, but it's not as reliable as today's paints. but it is base/ Clear so, it's not really that bad, for a cheap paint redially available. it's called Duplicolor Paint Shop

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If that stuff is $20 a qt prethinned it would seem that "real" paint in one of the ecno lines such as Nason would be a better buy.
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If that stuff is $20 a qt prethinned it would seem that "real" paint in one of the ecno lines such as Nason would be a better buy.
Might be. depends on the cost of the extra's needed. acrylic enamel from that autobodysource site is about $80 per gallon for basic solid colors, which is ~probably~ better than the duplicolor stuff, but add in the cost of activator, and reducer and it adds up.
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It may add up but but how much when you consider that you will have more sprayable product plus you will have "real" paint.
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If that stuff is $20 a qt prethinned it would seem that "real" paint in one of the ecno lines such as Nason would be a better buy.
Exactly, lacquer is usually reduced/thinned 100 to 150% so in reality when you're buying that ready to spray quart for $20 all you're getting is pint or less of actual paint. Let's see lacquer thinner is roughly $10 per gallon. So buying a gallon quantity of actual paint this way it'll cost you roughly $150.
A budget line urethane now looks a lot more cost effective with higher solids (less coats) and much better durability.
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this is true. I'm gonna get a price on some PPG Delstar '67 Ford Wimbledon White from my favorite autobody supply. my custom purple cost like $225 for the gallon, and $40 somthing for the quart, from them. total bill was $463 for everything, with a 10% discount. I 'may' still go cheap for now, only cause I'm running so tight on money B/C of the 200 Turbo engine I'm building ( lost count at $4,100, but this is for everything it's taking it to run. )
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Funny very funny! Hmmm! I would say yes, for this reason one its a daily driver Duh!! Nicks chips people banging doors and so on why in the world would you pay 2-3000 bucks just to have it mess up driving it on the street.

Now if where talking show truck car I would agree but were not. I would not stress every time I took out my ride. so what easy to use easy to repair perfect for a street rod. remind me of the good old days of painting in you garage backyard. about dam time.
thats it. its just a daily driver s10. nothing special, except that it gets me where i'm going. i don't have a problem with the bodyshop paint on it now (it was in an accident before i bought it) . but it has spots that are going to start popping out one of these years. and the chips, dings, etc. i want to keep the truck, and i would like it to be a nice 20/20 truck, as it is now.
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