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Old 10-16-2008, 07:23 PM
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Green Slime any one use it?

I have alot of trouble with overspray on the engine compartment and inner fenders. I like to paint the cars with the front clip installed and the inner fenders cut in. I mask the engine comptement with norton plastic sheeting and then skirt from the pinch welds on the rockers down to the floor wich is wet and should seal most of the bottom. But I still wind up with a light haze from the clear on the inner fenders etc.

Sherwin Williams makes a product call Green Slime that is sprayed on and then washed off with water when you're done. I'm wondering if it would trap solvents on fresh paint or how long the paint would have to dry before using the green slime.

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Slime is just like the other liquid masking products, all pretty much the same except difference may be viscosity or drying from one company to another.

This is nothing more then a very high concentration of soap with deferent types of alcohols added to make them dry.

Wait till paint is at least a few days old to be safe, I use these on frames and engines before I put the body back on and wash off when car is done for protection.

Two things to avoid like the plague, Never let this product set in sun and if on engine start only to move but do not let run, or it will be a bear to get off.
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Mike,

Love that blue! Can you say what it's from or the color code?

TIA!

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Russ, It's Dupont hot hues Blue Mood. The pictures don't really do it justice. It's got alot of pearl and pops like crazy. I couldn't take a picture with a flash as it poped so much it didn't look right.

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Russ, It's Dupont hot hues Blue Mood. The pictures don't really do it justice. It's got alot of pearl and pops like crazy. I couldn't take a picture with a flash as it poped so much it didn't look right.

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Mike, you opened a hornet's nest!

Alright, I spent the afternoon checking this stuff out online. The tech sheet keeps referring to mixing "basecoat" and "basemaker", then adding activator (I guess that makes it a 3K product?), am I reading that right? Is that particular paint a metallic? When you buy a "gallon", what all do you get? I'd need about 1 1/2 gallons of sprayable material, about how much $$$ will I be dropping? I have a dealer 20 minutes from me, I'll try and get by there Monday and look at a chart. Oh, how's that stuff spray out?

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Basemaker is kinda like reducer, you thin the base with it to make it spray, activator makes it cure. So you mix base and basemaker 1:1 then add activator as they recomend. It will spray a little dry with medium basemaker so use slow or a mixture of medium and slow. Make sure your sealer goes down smooth and or nib sand the imperfections out as this base is fairly transparent. It does have metailic and pearl. Make sure you get even coverage. I did 3 coats and a drop coat. If you want 1.5 gallons sprayable you need 3 quarts of base and 3 coats of basemaker plus some activator. Base is about $80 a quart.

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I went and checked this out today, found out it's a tricoat system. That'll prolly be a bit of a stretch for my experience level. Besides, I'm wanting something that'll allow for (fairly) easy touchups should any roadrash occur. Thanks anyway for your info, and while I was at the "Dupont" store I found their paint is quite a bit cheaper than the "PPG" line I spec'ed at a different store. I may end up with a Chrysler PB5 code from a '06 PT Cruiser. He quoted me $478.63 for a gallon and a half of sprayable mix. IIRC, the PPG was $95.00 a pint!

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One way to pull off what you are after is to mask the thing down to the floor. I have done that with great success. Bag the motor, plastic sheet the frame or back of the rocker pinchweld right down to garage floor. Nothing can get under the car, you mask everything up tight on the top side and you end up with a spotless undercarriage.

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Brian,

Thanks for the input on this one. Do you tape the plastic sheeting down to the floor, and then wet the floor down? Or do you paint with the floor dry? I always run plastic sheeting down to the floor and the water holds it down some what.

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If you clean the area properly you don't have to wet the floor. But in my garage painting days, yep wet the floor. And yes, I am talking duct taping the sheeting down to the floor.

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Russ,

You should have your paint vendor take another look at the blue mood its not a tri stage. The red asteric next to the color is saying its a factory pac,not a tri stage.

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You should have your paint vendor take another look at the blue mood its not a tri stage. The red asteric next to the color is saying its a factory pac,not a tri stage.

Mike
OK, exactly what is a "factory pac" and is it just a BC-CC? He specifically told me it needed an intercoat clear with pearl in it...

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A factory pac is a color mixed by dupont at the factory, the dealers don't have the right toners or pearls. Its just bc/cc, he must have got the wrong number or something, when I find my hot hues collor book, I'll get you the right number.

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The dupont number is 741901
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Mike,

I got double confirmation today. A different fellow at the Paint store and a DuPont rep (via e-mail) both stated BC-CC as you indicated. The rep mentioned using VS5 valueshade (a tinted undercoat) for max coverage. She also stated "This is a factory packaged color that is available in pints". I took that to mean this is the only size. Comments on these items?

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