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Old 03-02-2007, 07:09 AM
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paint for truck bed

in wanting to paint my truck bed. i would like to know which i should go for single stage or base coat clearcoat? and if i do single stage will i still have to sand and buff it like with the 2 stage?

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Single stage should need no more buffing than Base/clear application. If there is no dirt in the paint and it goes on correctly, BC/CC should need no sanding/buffing.

That said, I'd go with BC/CC and add a flex additive to the clear coat to reduce chipping and scratching inside the bed.

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Rupe..... Why would you want to use a flex additive? You will gain nothing from that.

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Flex additives actually slow the dry-through process. Adding flex makes the finish slightly more resistant to chipping and scratching. It isn't a cure-all but if he is going to be walking in the bed of the truck it could keep the scratches from being so noticable.
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