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nova33 06-11-2003 09:24 PM

enamel, lacquer,urethane???
Ive heard from several jobbers around twn that since Im a newbie I ought to go with lacquer because its easier to repairflaws and more forgiving then the others. Any suggestions???

outlaw17 06-11-2003 10:22 PM

Laquer is for painting cars that Fred Flintstone would drive , you need to look into Basecoat /Clearcoat , its waaaay easier to use (in my opinion) and easy to fix flaws , its more money but its a much better product . 06-11-2003 11:18 PM

I wouldn't consider using anything but catalyzed urethane. Easy to use, extremely durable, polishes great, and most importantly, in California, lacquer is illegal.

troy-curt 06-12-2003 06:37 AM

Laquer is easy, but not as durable.
Most young painters have never painted topcoat laquer.

If your painting an everyday beater, I would use acrylic enamel,
it can be sanded smooth.

On a classic,hotrod, showcar etc. I would use a BC_CC sys.
Ofcourse with BC_CC you have twice the chance to get trash and runs and saggggs.

You might check with dupont, they used to have a sys. called 502
used a laquer base and enamel clear. and was easy to work with.
Good Luck;

69s Forever

adtkart 06-12-2003 08:15 PM

I used to use Laquer all of the time. Can't even get it here anymore. After going to BC/CC, wouldn't even want to try.

troy-curt 06-12-2003 09:33 PM

I have used a lot of laquer, very easy to apply, hard to sand, polishes beautifully,will not stand the elements.

Some of the top show cars in the world are painted with laquer.
It`s not as hard on you to breath. But i`ll stick with BC-CC. ALSO


Mirror Image 06-12-2003 10:22 PM

Im with all the other guys go with the urethane basecoat-clearcoat such as PPG or Dupont and be sure to use urethane primer as well

adtkart 06-13-2003 07:33 PM

If you really want to enjoy the painting, use laquer and cut down on the ventilation. Just be prepared for a dilly of a hangover in the morning. :eek:

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