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Old 01-11-2013, 11:49 PM
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I have a 1969 Chevelle, it's primer gray with some rust. I want to get it painted but I don't know what kind of paint to ask for. I don't want to get over charged for basic paint. Can anyone direct me to what kind of paint would be the best for this car?

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I have a 1969 Chevelle, it's primer gray with some rust. I want to get it painted but I don't know what kind of paint to ask for. I don't want to get over charged for basic paint. Can anyone direct me to what kind of paint would be the best for this car?
Your question begs for more questions before it can be answered.

You say it's primer gray with some rust. What kind of primer? How much rust? What kind of Chevelle is it? Is it a 4 door, 6 cyl. bench seat, 2 speed auto? Or is it an SS variety? What has been done to it so far? What do you want the car to be, a daily driver, show on weekends, strictly show? What are you expecting? How long do you want it to last? How much money are you planning to spend? I'm sure there are even more questions but, this is a start.

These are questions that when answered give us a better indication as to what direction to send you in.

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also ,is it spray can primer over old paint just to cover it up??? to get started get some lacquer thinner on a rag and wipe the primer, if it washes off or not will tell us how to get you started...some pics wouldnt hurt either
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Take a look at Kirker paint kits at this site http://www.smartshoppersinc.com/. As others stated there is more to painting a car than opening up a can and start slapping paint.
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Without Knowing any more than I do about the car at the moment, I will say this....the preparation is a lot more important than which brand of paint you choose. As far as which brand you will get a different answer from just about everyone, depending on their preference. It will not matter if you use the cheapest paint you can buy or the highest you can buy, if it bubbles, rusts out, or the primer falls off in 2 months because the job was not started right. Now mind you I am not saying you have to strip or blast the car to bare metal and start over, but the best paint in the world will not fix dents, rust, or any other bad repair. I do recommend using SPI products as I have recently started using them and compared to even the "best" stuff on the market from the major paint manufacturers they are far superior in product, use, and definitely customer service. I have rambled on a bit but my point is you have to start right to finish right. Best of luck to you


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