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Old 09-10-2003, 06:54 AM
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I knew paint was expensive,, but wow.

Talk about sticker shock. My plan is to move my 90 Chevy truck and my wife's 97 Tahoe out of the garage for a while so I can work on the 34 when it arrives. The paint on my Chevy truck is going bad, except for the right front fender and right cab, the result of a traffic altercation a few years ago. The paint is especially bad on the roof and hood. Probably ten + years of parking in the lot at a chemical plant has something to do with that. At any rate, the plan is to repaint the hood and top so it doesn't start rusting when I move it out of the garage in order to work on the rod. I went to our local PPG paint supplier and here is what I bought.

1 gallon K36 primer.........$111.65
1 quart K201 catalyst.......$48.05
2 quarts DT895 reducer....$25.80
1 quart DBU basecoat.......$55.20
1 quart DRR1185 reducer.$14.55
1 quart DCU2002 clear......$43.15
1 quart DCX61 hardener...$23.55
1 box tack rags..................$13.10
1 gallon DX330 cleaner......#24.40
Grand toatl.........................$389.10

Any questions about why a paint job costs so much?

I bought a gallon of K36, even though I don't need this much for this job, I will use the remainder and more on the 34.

This will also be the first use of my Harbor Freight HVLP gun, so I will post the results of that.


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Old 09-10-2003, 07:38 AM
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Must not be red, it`s a little higher here.

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Must not be red, it`s a little higher here.

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Nope, med blue metallic...thankfully.

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Old 09-10-2003, 07:50 AM
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Wow, you got off cheap. I'm looking at near $1000 for materials to paint my '53 Chev PU. If you are looking for people to thank for this ridiculous situation, go no farther than your friendly local EPA office. Goal is to totally eliminate everything but water based paints. Yes, even for automotive work.
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Old 09-10-2003, 07:56 AM
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Enough for a complete paint job would be $1000 or more.

Yeh it`s coming to water base.

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Old 09-10-2003, 08:31 AM
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About the EPA thing...

The sad part is that it's being selectly enforced...I dropped out of
the car restoring thing for about 10 years...when I started up again I went to my local NAPA store to buy some lacquer and thinner. Of course the told me you can't buy it anymore.

But you can still go to Home Depot and buy it for your floors!

Go figure

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Old 09-10-2003, 08:58 AM
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That's cheap. My cousin is redoing a '63 wagon and was telling me he has $500 in total materials just to get to the point it is all primed. Around here it's between $1000-1500 total cost for materials to paint an overall job.

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Old 09-10-2003, 09:43 AM
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About the EPA thing...

The sad part is that it's being selectly enforced...I dropped out of
the car restoring thing for about 10 years...when I started up again I went to my local NAPA store to buy some lacquer and thinner. Of course the told me you can't buy it anymore.
You can still get it here from Napa.... Jay
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I am figuring on about $1K for paint and supplies to paint my 34, but this job is just the hood and top.

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Yeah, I just painted my '67 Mustang not too long ago and the prices you have listed were about what it cost me. It was red basecoat clearcoat too, so I feel like I got off pretty well since it seemed that the reds were more expensive. Got the paint from Napa. It really depends on the paint though, and I couldn't find any real rhyme or reason for the price differences. The red that I bought was about like yours in price, but the other red that I picked out, which to me looked almost identical to the one I ended up with, was $350 for the basecoat alone.
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Yeah man thats REAL CHEAP. Consider yourself lucky.
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Can we see some before and after pics?
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Now, for a lesson in being real frugal...if colr isn't real high on your list, like basic black, red,yellow,green,white. Get to Tractor Supply. We care talking high lead, single stage, hard finish and low dollar, but.... choice is very limited.
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You got off easy. I have been collecting supplies so i dont get hit all at once , heres a list:
Sherwin Williams 2Qt. etching filler , reducer & hardener -$125
Sherwin Williams Ultra 7000 primer (gallon) w/ reducer & hardener -$190.00
Sherwin Williams Ultra 7000 basecoat (gallon, daybluemetallic) -$180
Sherwin reducer and hardener for basecoat- ?
Duppont Chroma One Clearcoat w/ reducer -$240
Dupont clearcoat hardener- ?
and between all the sand paper , plastic tarps , rubber gloves , disposeable paint suits and other misc. supplies your looking at another $100-200
With the most expensive thing being my time to do all this work , i am confident this will all be worth it once im done , as im sure you will be.

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