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Old 12-29-2012, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Omini is about 30.00 a guart plus 100.00 for a pint of the good stuff mixed at 1:1 would give you 3 sprayable qts that should be plenty,so you'll be at 130.00 plus reducer (good reducer) compared to 500.00 and thats just the base...but you'll know for sure when you go around the car the first time how much it'll take..A pint of the actual color will be enough though.
The last car I did was 96.00 a pint for Chroma base, PPG was even higher (bourdeau red) 08 GM

This is a good tip. I'm sure there are those that will argue this technique, but we have been doing it for sometime with the higher priced colors. Also a good money saving tip with highly transparent colors to find a color as close as possible in the cheaper lines to cover everything so you are not trying to hide gray primer/sealer with the transparent colors. Best of luck to you, hope everything turns out great. Happy New Years
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