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Old 05-16-2007, 02:27 PM
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Imron?

Can anyone tell me about this paint. I've always heard it was good for a chassis paint because of it's durability, but thats about all I know. Can anyone fill in the rest? Pros and cons.

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paint!

imron is a paint that at least here in california is mostly(outlawed),the local paint shops here in sacramento dont have it as far as i know,and if you do find it,it is not the same as it was a few years ago before,the epa got a hold of it.the paint itself is a paint that was (as far as i know),made for large comercal trucks equ.ect.,it remained very shiney(wet-look),and big daddy roth liked it alot (no rubbing out),so i knew of one painter that let me use his paint booth from time to time.he quit using the paint because of eye problems
you get very bad eye irrations from this stuff,i had a bad bit of it myself.if i were you AND you dont have a pro-booth dont use it,and if you do have all safety equ. on hand + a lot of eye wash.my eyes were blood shot for three days after a bad booth experance(air shut down),filled the place and i did not see it right away and got (the fog out effect) + your mask is shot after one shoot.........this stuff is rought,just use more harder in acrilic enamel or the same type of paint instead of imron.........i think in some parts of the country they still sell it so be warned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(BOURNE51 )
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Imron tuff paint

JamieK.....fiftfivez here.. My self, I like the paint, but I will tell you , it can be a Bugger to sand, even with air tools. Imron is an industrial paint that has made the crossover. It flows well, mixing is no problem, cleanup is the same. the shine is good, but I fine most guys would rather pay more less. It will last. Also I'm not a painter by trade,but the boyz fiqure, My paint skills are good enough for them to drive around in. Good luck with it. 55z
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Imron that is available today is a mere shadow of what the original Imron was. Due to environmental regulations it has been neutered to the point to where it is no better than a good grade base coat/clear coat. I used it on the frame of my 34 and I was not impressed. I could have done better with a BC/CC.

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Imron is a trade name for one brands polyurethane paint.
(DuPont I believe)
Most all brands have a line of polyurethane.
It's a single stage paint (doesn't have to be clear coated) that
uses a hardener and is much more durable than enamels.
It's really tough stuff and sets up rock hard quickly.
It can be used and cleared over just like a basecoat
but doesn't have to be.
It's basically the same as a urethane clear without the color.
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