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Old 08-11-2007, 07:20 PM
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Paint Lacquer!!

I have decided to paint a little more with Lacquer. Pro's Well we can see more bad mouthing from them! I see thats not going to stop.
I;ve never been much for following the SHEEPPP! And don't mind trying new products. SO watch don't watch. If your going to comment don't be a jerk Because I will treat you like one if you are!

I was thinking to see if anyone else is following suit with a similar product. SO some calling and google searches.


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Old 08-11-2007, 08:19 PM
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Craig, lacquer though obviously not as "good" as urethane has its place. First off, there is NOTHING, I mean NOTHING that has the look of a show lacquer job. It is just different, that is all there is to it. As far as "easier", that is debatable. Man I shot hundreds of gallons of the stuff. I remember some straaaannnngggee things happening. The thing is, problems can come up with it just as urethane, they are just different problems.


The last time I did a lacquer job (I have some still out in my storage for a future project, both HOK and others ) It was on a Model A that I had done about 12 years before. The owner (God rest his soul, he was a GREAT guy) had gotten a little squirly and hit a fence. So I had to get a fender and running board apron and while I was at it we added the hood that never got finished when the car was originally done.

I had been shooting urethane BC/CC for about 6 years at that point and I had forgotten how much work that lacquer was! I had some of the original paint and I bought some more to apply before the last coats using the original. Anyway, one thing changed the whole job, the paper someone gave me to color sand with. I got some 15,000 grit 3M paper. No, that is not a typo, 15,000 grit. It is used to repair windows on air liners from what I understood. He gave me one or two sheets as I remember, that was it.

That stuff was WILD. I color sanded it with 1200, 1500, 2000 and then up to the 15,000. It was darn near polished with that 15,000! It looked like I had used the old 3M "Heavy duty rubbing compound" (I must have used a truck load of that stuff in the lacquer days). I hit it with a polisher with with some mild cutter and it was a MIRROR.

I wonder if that paper is still available. I tried to find it back then but had no luck.

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Old 08-11-2007, 09:34 PM
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I'm not trying to replace the newer paints Never was. I got a kick out of the fact that Duplicolor was bring it back and I had fun doing it. As a first timer backin the day.
I still think a first timer will get the hang of shoot and seeing he can paint a car or truck too, before moving on to the more complicated stuff. That's where I differ from everyone else. Why not learn on this stuff. A couple hundred bucks and you can play forever.


The best car I painted was a friend of mines Vista Cruiser crome rims mild build it looked cool. Every time I see that seventy show I flash back to that car. We also did his dune buggy in the same color. We rented a painter sprayer booth on a Sunday and the way we went. The guys booth was the best I ever shot in. We had Zero problems. When Califorina crack down on painting I lost interrest. Would send my stuff out. If it was a cheapo car we ran them down to the border to get the seats and a quick paint job done.
The old day


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What you should really do if you don't want to get caught behind the sheep (following..get it?) ..
Is learn how to put lacquer down with a brush. Anyone can use a spray gun.

That's how all of those original model A's and T's and early chebbys were painted. Camel hair brushes were the best, from what I heard.

Them old timers putting paint on at the factory were really artists.


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And if you really want to do it correctly you'll have to strip down to the nude and rub yourself down with linseed oil to keep any bodyhair and dander from leaving your person and contaminating the brush job-might as well step back a few more steps...
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And if you really want to do it correctly you'll have to strip down to the nude and rub yourself down with linseed oil to keep any bodyhair and dander from leaving your person and contaminating the brush job-might as well step back a few more steps...
Good idea, Bob

Which reminds me, Craig oughta stock up on beer too, because drinking beer not only counteracts the effects of laquer thinner assimilating itself through the skin and lungs, but it will relax the nerves, and help to keep them brush strokes smoooooooooooooooooth ..


See, I can help out in the paint forum too.


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HAHAHAHA! funny I'm not read to bend over yet. But I was told my but would make a good bike stand.

I have been googling And surprise to find you can still buy Lacquer paint from supplier and seen a few people claim they enjoyed there paint I will post there site I forgot it because I was laughing to hard HEHEHE!


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Well take a look !!!!!

www.paintforcars.com


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What you should really do if you don't want to get caught behind the sheep (following..get it?) ..
Is learn how to put lacquer down with a brush. Anyone can use a spray gun.

That's how all of those original model A's and T's and early chebbys were painted. Camel hair brushes were the best, from what I heard.

Them old timers putting paint on at the factory were really artists.


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I don't think so I saw a old ford movie where they dip them Hmmm !!

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HAHAHAHA! So looks like Lacquer is BACk!!!! read the product sheet!!


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Hears one more to check out and from what I'm getting off my search Lacquer is changing Better bone up.

http://www.ae-plus.com/key%20topics/kt-materials8.htm

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