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Old 06-11-2003, 10:24 PM
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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???

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Old 06-11-2003, 11:22 PM
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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 .
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I wouldn't consider using anything but catalyzed urethane. Easy to use, extremely durable, polishes great, and most importantly, in California, lacquer is illegal.
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Old 06-12-2003, 07:37 AM
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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.
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Old 06-12-2003, 09:15 PM
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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.
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Old 06-12-2003, 10:33 PM
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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

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Old 06-12-2003, 11:22 PM
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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
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Old 06-13-2003, 08:33 PM
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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.
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