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Old 11-13-2007, 08:27 PM
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Painting a trailer this weekend- need some Singe Stage paint help

I getting ready to paint a enclosed trailer this weekend wth some single stage paint..The only other time I used a single stage paint was on a 73 cutlass( only on the deck lid) me and a buddy was building for a drag car and the paint was Omni single stage metallic silver. I had a hell of a time tryin to get the paint laid down without it being tiger stripped and I never could get it to look the way I wanted. That was also my first time sprayin a high metallic color as well.. which brings me to my couple of questions.
Luckily my buddy is paint wanting to paint his trailer a non metallic silver which I read is alot eaiser to spray in SS than a metallic is.. I went into my last project kind of blind as far is using a SS paint.. Do you spray it any differently than you do bc/cc?? What size fluid nozzle tip should I use? I've read mix reviews on weather or not you can wet sand and buff SS. Whats everyones take on this? What about mixing the SS 50/50 with clear coat on the last coat?? When you use this method -do you still add the catalyst in for the clear as well??
Sorry if some of these questions are ignorant but I'm a newbie with single stage paints. Thanks for any input

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All silver are metallics as far as I am aware, there typically made of aluminum pigment, just some are real finely ground. I don't think you'll be able to colorsand ss silver and buff it without effecting it. Omni don't have great metallic control, which may be part of the reason you struggled. There are prior threads here on how to spray a single stage metallic to help even it out. Good gun setup, a slower reducer, doing drop coat, ect, so search past threads.
I'd probably use a base clear for silver, just cause it will be a bit easier to spray metallic, ablity the buff, and the size of a typical enclosed trailer.
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you think bc/cc would be OK to use on a aluminum trailer?? I never had a project like this before and I am still learning... Thanks for the quick response
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you think bc/cc would be OK to use on a aluminum trailer?? I never had a project like this before and I am still learning... Thanks for the quick response
If BC/Cc holds up on a daily driver, there is no reason it won't hold up on a trailer. The clear is what takes the brunt of the abuse anyways. It will only last as long as it is taken care of.

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