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Old 08-15-2009, 09:25 PM
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I have started doing bodywork on my maverick and plan to paint it in a few weeks or so. It will be driven a lot so I am not looking for a show quality paint job but just a nice driver. i have put a good bit of work and money in it and am tired of it looking like junk. I am pretty new to bodywork but wondered if they make a single stage automotive paint. I have heard of the base coat clear coat. Any help is appreciated

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Old 08-15-2009, 10:48 PM
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Yes there are many single stage systems out there but I would go with a basecoat-clearcoat it will last longer and have a better gloss
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Basecoat/clearcoat is actually easier than single stage..shooting single stage one only has one chance to get it right..

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single stage urathane is great for solid colors and ez to apply.I use dupont ful-thane on solid colors,its durable and will hold its shine for at least five years,longer if you take care of it...for abount 100.00 a gal its the best bang for the buck.I've tried most brands of paint at my shop and this is the best deal in my opinion.if you get a run just sand it out and buff.base clear isnt that ez for a beginner,first theres the expence(at least double the price if you use cheap bc/cc stuff)then being the (cheap stuff) theres a lot more things that can go wrong.plus it takes twice as long to paint BC/CC so if I was you I'd use ful-thane ,you'll love it but use a solid color. also "red" will be double the price,stick with a lighter color like white or cream,baby blue etc...you'll be much happier...good luck!!! BTW,clear IS single stage without any pigment,basicly....and the truth is....if done properly no one can tell SS from BC/CC by looking at it,for solid colors that is and SS and BC/CC come in many qualities and prices so the myth that BC/CC lasts longer is simply that...A myth....I've lots of pics if your interested in ether one to help you make up your mind.I can also recomend brands of bb/cc if thats what you decide on

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single stage urathane is great for solid colors and ez to apply.I use dupont ful-thane on solid colors,its durable and will hold its shine for at least five years,longer if you take care of it...for abount 100.00 a gal its the best bang for the buck.I've tried most brands of paint at my shop and this is the best deal in my opinion.if you get a run just sand it out and buff.base clear isnt that ez for a beginner,first theres the expence(at least double the price if you use cheap bc/cc stuff)then being the (cheap stuff) theres a lot more things that can go wrong.plus it takes twice as long to paint BC/CC so if I was you I'd use ful-thane ,you'll love it but use a solid color. also "red" will be double the price,stick with a lighter color like white or cream,baby blue etc...you'll be much happier...good luck!!! BTW,clear IS single stage without any pigment,basicly....and the truth is....if done properly no one can tell SS from BC/CC by looking at it,for solid colors that is and SS and BC/CC come in many qualities and prices so the myth that BC/CC lasts longer is simply that...A myth....I've lots of pics if your interested in ether one to help you make up your mind.I can also recomend brands of bb/cc if thats what you decide on
thanks for the advice. I plan to paint the car blue. One of my friends painted his circle track car with the one stage and it looked good. This was about 2 years ago. The areas that haven't been smashed still look pretty good. I plan on going single stage
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In SS paints there are many options also..dupont has a very ez to spray "centari" its much cheaper still, but it just dont last as long as there ful-thane...Most of us started out with centari...but all and all I'd stick to ful-thane and stay away from metalics with it...solids look great but SS metalics look like crap...have your paint store go over the fleet colors with you if your maverick is a metalic ....just find a close color without the metalics and you'll be much happier....
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There's nothing wrong with a single stage paint. Just remember to keep it wet when you spray it. Small runs are easy to fix ,big one no so much. After the paint is good and dry you can wet sand with 1500 or 2000 and buff to look real nice with a solid color. I usually wait about 30 days if it isn't baked.
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