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Old 05-06-2007, 01:51 PM
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Opinions on this paint website?

Anyone ever order from

http://www.tcpglobal.com/autocolorlibrary/ ?

The prices are cheap, but that makes me very nervous about the quailty. I'm looking at buying PPG DBC base coat for the Mustang at over $350 / gal from a local jobber, so this would be a huge savings. But I won't get it if it's junk. Even the cheaper OMNI basecoat didn't have the color depth of the of the DBC when I tried it, so I know you get what you pay for. (Frankly, I don't mind spending the money for top quialty paint, but if I can save $200......)

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Old 05-06-2007, 03:52 PM
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When ever money gets into a project , weather trying to save it or make it the odds of headaches and redos skyrocket.

In the paint game a gamble is ok if you understand the risks.

It would be better to switch brands of toilet paper or tooth paste for a couple years to absorb the cost of going with the known right paint materials...
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I was actually just about to post about the exact same thing. I know there are risks associated with trying the cheap brand, but I am on an extremely tight budget (I'm a college student who is getting married in August). And you have to figure that at least a little of the price difference is due to the "no-name" no advertising status of the company, not necessarily inferior quality.

Does anyone out there actually have specific experience with this stuff? I've tried searching and all I've found is people saying they'd be nervous about it, but noone saying they've actually had a bad experience with it. I'm sure someone has actually tried it at some point?

Anybody?
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the paint can only be as good as the painter. my uncle bought some expensive paint for his Mustang ( '69 Ghia, 351W/ 4spd ) and had his neighbor paint it, and ended up coming out like crap, so he got some cheaper paint, and got his son to do it, and it came out nice. it was a lower end PPG if I remember right. for my Falcon, I might actully use this site, it's chancey, but I'm not a real good painter, I paint with a conventional gun, to paint my car original Wimbledon White, is $79.95 per gallon. it's ither this or getting championship white duplicolor from advance auto in pre thinned quarts for $20
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:38 PM
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another idea might be to use both sides of the toliet paper instead of just the one...

think of the savings ...
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Have you used this paint Milo?
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Old 05-06-2007, 06:31 PM
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see ... already a headache
I've used the 3M mask available on that site..
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Me too.

Its just you seem pretty opinionated about it. Thought you might have had a bad experience with it.

Fact is there are a ton of lower cost alternatives on the market today that can fit the bill for "some" folks on a budget quite nicely.

Me, I'd just as soon have something mixed locally. I'm sure lots of people will embrace the idea of online ordering though.

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Old 05-06-2007, 07:35 PM
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It depends on who's tush your wiping so to speak...
Most of the paint problems we see here on a daily basis are with the ch^@# (I can't even type it),, budget or economy brands mixed with who knows what.. It amazes me why some would put hundreds of hours into bodywork , chasing down parts,for weeks , months even years and then try to shortcut on the one thing they should go long on

It's not what's in your wallet but what's in your hall closet
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I checked out that site.

Looking at the specs of the Urethane paint id does not appear to me to be
of a poor quality. What ever you do go with Urethane, not enamel....

Your best option is to purchase a qt of the paint and try it. Thats the only
way of knowing if it will do what you expect it to do.

I have not used it.

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Old 05-07-2007, 12:47 AM
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You could check out Valspar paint at http://www.autopaintdirect.com/.
Larry is a good guy and will treat you right . I just bought 2 gals from him today off his ebay store.

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Hey milo,

You got some toilet paper fetish or something? I asked a simple question. I's obvious you know your stuff when it comes to bodywork and paint, no need to resort to condesending replys to a simple question. I trusted people on this webiste and bought all SPI products at a substaintial savings under retail that I have to pay locally, and I'm happy so far. The only thing left I need is the basecoat. If there are no good alternatives, I'll anti up and lay down the dough.

Thanks for the link Earl, I'll check them out too.
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Hey milo,

so far. The only thing left I need is the basecoat. If there are no good alternatives, I'll anti up and lay down the dough.

Thanks for the link Earl, I'll check them out too.
If BarryK (SPI) doesn't have the colors, make friends with the guys at AutoBody in Schenectady.
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Hey milo,

, no need to resort to condesending replys to a simple question. .
Arrowhead, didn't aim to slant it that way , really mostly meant to have fun...
The first thing that shows when you get to that site is mystery materials that lke you say seem scary, if you click around on there though they do carry some better known products too ie. OneShot, HOK ect...it's those to good to be true wonder paints that bring to many unknown factors into the arena

The SPI has been proven by painters here as well as the Valspar(PPG) and both of those sites even have online support forums so we know they'll be around for a while.

Again didn't mean rant
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If BarryK (SPI) doesn't have the colors, make friends with the guys at AutoBody in Schenectady.
I'd reccomend Saves Autobody Supply in Syracuse, they deal with PPG it's a drive up there from the Albany area, but there serivce is top notch, and they give 10% discounts to everybody. just pick up the buisnuess card from the back of there card holder, there's 2 diffrent cards, the 1 that has a black top to it, and a white bottom, is the 10% discount card
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