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Old 01-31-2011, 10:45 AM
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Newbie question about SS urethane

I am sorry but I am a total newb when it comes to painting so if this is a stupid question please be gentle LOL. I am getting ready to start body work on my car and am thinking about going with a single stage urethane solid blue but I am worried about fade and oxidation. Do urethane paints have a tendacy to fade or oxidize? If so how long does it usually take before it starts to. Also the car is a 1963 fairlane so I am sure it probably has lacquer originaly and in the 70's it was repainted metalic blue. Should this be taken back to bare metal or can I just spray a sealer over it and work from there? It has no flaking or peeling spots but it does have so checking.

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hey

im not sure i can find out though
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Ford never used lacquer paint that's a GM thing and if it was repainted no telling what was used but (70's) maybe acrylic enamel.If you are trying to save a few bucks I would repair what is necessary and see what happens when primer is applied. If it goes on smooth without wrinkling the old finish you're OK. If you are going first class strip it and get a fresh start. Either way good luck!
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Thank you very much for the advice. Do you know if the single stage urethane fades or oxidizes? I had a mustang that was single stage enamel and it was bad I could wax it but it would be chalky again in a month.
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SS urethane is a much better product than enamel and will last longer if you keep it clean and polished. On the other hand it will eventually fade, reds and high metallics especially. Keep it clean and polish it once or twice a year(more in hash conditions) and park it out of the sun as much as possible and you will help it last longer. It is very important to use good quality materials.
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Uathane is what you want to use thats for sure.enamel & acrilic enamel will fade a lot faster but its nothing for a lower end urathane to last 10 yrs its just a matter of quality and price...and how well its taken care of...
If your bodywork isnt going to be perfect and it'll be a driver theres not much sence in getting the best paint on the planet.I always recomend Nason Ful-thane for the newbies its darn good paint for the price,ez to spray and it lasts ,I use a lot of it ...But for real nice professional show work ,thats a whole different story...
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