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Old 05-27-2011, 07:58 PM
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paint for drag car

can anyone recomend what type of paint would be good for a drag car single stage urethane that would take some abuse thanks
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:04 PM
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Look at Summit Racing . They sell a package and have several colors to choose from and the paint is tough. I have used it.
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As far as a good grade SS you are kind of limited in todays world and if you are really concerned about the abuse factor you are kinda limed to,
Concept-ppg, Prospray SS, same as PPG or Glasurit HD-BASF, the HD will have a little more chip Resistance and Chemical resistance with is most important.
OH you will pay for these, depending on the color.

Next best but I would not use, if the race car is real nice, would be the Nason SS- Dupont.

Other then these, go for cheapest price you can get, cause it really don't matter.

Just my 2.6 cents worth.
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As far as a good grade SS you are kind of limited in todays world and if you are really concerned about the abuse factor you are kinda limed to,
Concept-ppg, Prospray SS, same as PPG or Glasurit HD-BASF, the HD will have a little more chip Resistance and Chemical resistance with is most important.
OH you will pay for these, depending on the color.

Next best but I would not use, if the race car is real nice, would be the Nason SS- Dupont.

Other then these, go for cheapest price you can get, cause it really don't matter.

Just my 2.6 cents worth.
Well the reason that I used the Summit Racing paint was that after checking with Sherwin Williams and NAPA, theirs was the cheapest.
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As far as a good grade SS you are kind of limited in todays world and if you are really concerned about the abuse factor you are kinda limed to,
Concept-ppg, Prospray SS, same as PPG or Glasurit HD-BASF, the HD will have a little more chip Resistance and Chemical resistance with is most important.
OH you will pay for these, depending on the color.

Next best but I would not use, if the race car is real nice, would be the Nason SS- Dupont.

Other then these, go for cheapest price you can get, cause it really don't matter.

Just my 2.6 cents worth.
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I just thought of something, a SS the would eat the lunch of everyone of the best ones I mentioned WAS or IS the Utech 3.8 SS.

In its time there was "NO SS" that could hold a candle to this stuff, it was Skydol approved, you could soak it in dot-3 brake fluid for weeks.
A true Polyurethane, only thing is I DON'T know if its the "same now" or NOT as Sikkens bought U-tech in 1999 and I was gone shortly after.

The price was right and still not bad but here again I have no idea of quality at this point.
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:41 AM
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The Summit Racing single stage is an acrylic urethane and you don't reduce it at all before spraying. 4 parts paint to one part activator = 5 parts sprayable per gallon. And I laid a laquer thinner soaked rag on my paint job to get rid of some vinyl adhesive I had accidently gotten on the paint and it did not so much as dull the paint. Tough stuff. I would have used it again when I repainted my t-bucket, but couldn't find the exact color that I wanted. Here is what the Summit Racing SS acrylic urethane black cherry pearl looks like. ...Allan
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:59 AM
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thers no savings in a 4:1 mix. i prefer the 1:1 mix . dont like paying clear price for reducer. just like the duplicolor crap. mostly thinner and a little color.
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If you want to keep the cost down and have to spray a sealer anyway have you thought about just shooting SPI black epoxy primer. Lately UV inhibitors have been added and it has a decent gloss. Maybe Barry will chime in to comment.
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thers no savings in a 4:1 mix. i prefer the 1:1 mix . dont like paying clear price for reducer. just like the duplicolor crap. mostly thinner and a little color.
I don't know about that. This paint is pretty thick. Two coats will cover anything. And I mean, I put it over gray sealer and I couldn't see through the paint after the first coat.....But then again, I am just talking about my experience with this paint. Others may have different results.
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It can be reduced also.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:20 AM
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paint has to be at spray-able viscosity no matter how you get there. if you mixed spi clear 4:1 it would not spray . so a 4:1 mix has to be thinner to begin with.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:21 AM
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also cheaper paint is usually for production and will be prone to chipping. when dealing with resins you get what you pay for .
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There is also a very important issue of HOW the paint and undercoats is applied. You can use the best SS made and if you spray it too thick with many coats over a pile of polyester primer or urethane primer it is going to prone to chipping. If you apply a few coats of SS over one nice application (a few coats) of epoxy primer over bare metal you are going to have a lot better chip resistance.

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Hey there guys! I gotta chime in here. All this mixing ratio talk is going to confuse some inexperienced readers. Which ever paint you choose, always mix to manufacturer's required ratio. Adding or subtracting reducer to achieve a desired viscosity is all fine. But, paint to hardener/activator ratio is not something for us non-chemist types to be playing with.
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