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Old 02-10-2007, 09:33 PM
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how much paint

I would like to know how much paint I will need to do a complete 52 Chev 2dr sedan in base clear (solid color). Would like to make sure I have some left to cover any mistakes. thanks.

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Don't know on the paint, just wanted to comment on the chevy looks like it's coming along nicely I give it a BIG Brian
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Nice project! What line of paint will you be using and what color?
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good information I too am wondering the same thing.
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Thanks for the comments.
F-Bird88, I have been going back and forth about the single stage option and just may do that. Would a gallon be enough?? I was also thinking of painting it in parts so to speak. I have the body minus the doors, front fenders hood and truck lid on the rotisseriere and would like to paint it before taking it off. I fitted the doors and did the body work on them while they were on the body and then took them off. I thought it would be nice to paint the remaining parts off the car and then assemble them. Was concerned though about having the different panels match doing it that way. It may not be that much of a problem using solid color. I am using Omni MP170 epoxy primer and Omni MP182 hi build primer. Right now I am at the stage of going to apply final touch up with the epoxy and then apply the hi build.
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That's the way we painted our 54 ford, and color match wasn't a problem . i asked my father-in-law about that and he said"measure the mix exactly every time you are going to spray and take your time and try to lay down the same number of coats" I am no painter but I stayed at a holiday Inn last night.LOL I have been around it long enough to understand most of the in's and out's. "A man's gotta know his limitaions" Thank you Clint Eastwood. Brian
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If you're doing a singlstage complete, including the jambs, underhood, firewall, underdecklid, desh, etc... I would definately order up two gallons of color-especially if you want some left over and need enough cushion for repairing mistakes. Same with BC/CC. Again, what color? What paint line?
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thanks baddbob, the color is going to be close to the original light blue. I took the trunk lid into the paint supplier and they scanned it (the original paint on the inside of the lid) with their camera "thingy" and gave me a paint code for PPG paint. Is there a quality line that you would recommend? Except for the wheels the car will be original on the outside (restorod) and I am not partial to putting a non original color on it.
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I would buy two gallons and expect 1-2 quarts left over for later repairs, that's assuming you're doing the firewall, jambs and all the other important surfaces. I'd also do the paint in two stages for the best results. Spray three coats of color, wetsand with 600 and shoot two more flow coats with just a tad bit more reducer. I've done quite a few single stage jobs like this over the years and they always turn out better. If you're staying with PPG's products it's tough to beat Concept for durability. DAU is also good and easy to spray-but I heard it's almost phased out now. Global DG is also good but a little tougher to spray. Stay away from Omni MTK for durability reasons-JMO. Bob
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thanks for all the advise guys, I did research the original color codes and found ditzler codes however no one around here could cross it over to theirs. I could order it from a US supplier however that is not practical. The original paint on the underside of the trunk lid looked good and unfaded so I thought it would be close enough. I am not trying to "restore" it just have it close to original. I will do some more looking.
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We painted a 1975 corvette solid red, two coats of base and used a little more that three quarts. PPG deltron dbc.
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F-Bird88, my paint booth is home grown. A single bay in my shop with exhaust fans and filtered air from the warm shop. I have been playing in the old car hobby for over 40 years but haven't painted anything other than old tractors (another part of my hobby) for several years. this is my first street rod project. I just spent a good deal of time trying to find that original paint code again with no luck. The car is canadian made and paint code on the ser plate is 258. that doesn't match with american codes that are easy to find. Do you have any sources in your neck of the woods????
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if you have to paint it twice to good results whats the point.
1. ya have to watch how much paint ya wack on at once.
Urethanes, especially 1 stage only want and need a 2 coat application. Anything in exesse of that will result in next day dull back. Thats why you have to color sand and reapply. Too much film thickness at once. the paint skins over, trapping solvent, resulting in dull back finish.
only apply the recomended amount of coats. more is not better. Some paints like SillyWilly ultra 1 stage are very critical for this.
You/re essentually using the first go around as a expensive sealer. Why not just seal it first and paint it once?
If you're not an old hand at it B/C is probabily the better way to go. Both give great results. A 1 shot 1 stage solid color is just cheaper and faster. (requires proper technique thou) Don't bash on the clear coat either for the same reasons.
Most are a 2 coat deal. Do not over reduce to get flow. Select the right temp reducer and control the paint booth temp. Stick to the recomended tach time between coats. Don't want to trap solvent.
Yeah, maybe I should just give up if I need the flow coats to get the look I'm after. Do you think two coats of singlestage will provide enough material to block and buff for show quality results? I'm all ears... Bob
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