I am doing the body work on a 4 door 39 chevy sedan. This is my first street rod. I want to do it right and not just slap some tractor paint on it
Boy is this refreshing to hear. No question about John deer paint or spray bomb products. I like the second painters recommendation a little better myself, although neither are technically wrong. If you get your panels fairly straight, a high build urethane primer should have plenty of fill. If you are dealing with really wavy panels and bodywork, Using a polyester primer may be the way to go. You will need the correct spray gun to spray it. The final coat of epoxy I feel will be better all. Search through threads the last few weeks as some members gave their reasons why they felt that way. I believe it was the thread about spi's perfect paint job. Still I don't think the first painter is giving terrible advice either. I would personally wetsand the final coat of epoxy to insure starting on a nice flat surface, but reducing and spraying as a sealer just prior to paint wouldn't be that bad either if you lay it down well. Good luck with the old chev. I don't know what to recommend for amount of paint as it really depends on how much you are painting, how well the color covers and amount of bodywork, how efficient you and your equiptment sprays. If you find a knowledgeable counter person at your local supplier, they should be able to help you get the correct amount and type of reducers and activators. I shouldn't say all, because there are some counter guys that don't know their head from a hole in the ground. but one of the guys working in the store for a long time should know the correct stuff to recommend. Also check the tech sheets as they will tell you the correct and compatable products and mixing ratios. If you use spi barry will be able to help you out, or you can always ask on their forum. Barry will even help out with questions about other lines from what I understand. Hard to believe, but true.