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Old 07-02-2007, 04:19 PM
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Question about paint?

Sorry for the question if it's been asked before, but I am new and the guy that is going to paint my truck for me is out of town and I have a question on what to get. I am painting my truch with a Sapphire blue metallic from paintforcars. My question is should I get acrylic enamel, or acrylic urethane? The difference is only like $4. I paid $200 for this truck so I am not looking for a high quality job with bc/cc, but want something that will be somewhat shiny, and last 2 or 3 years. I am getting ready to order the paint and he is out of town so I can't ask him. By the way, he is really good at painting and knows what he is doing if it helps in any way. Thanks for the help.

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I just got away from doing drivers with Acrylic Enamel. Go with the urethane but you need real good respirators and protective clothing on bare skin. It sprays nice & seems way more chip resistant to me so far.

Edit, addition: Be aware that "some" companies consider a gallon can with only 3 quarts of color and one quart of activator is a "gallon". I call it bull. Shop around on the web too and see if you tell how much paint you will get, as a pickup plus redone in the bed takes more paint than a car.
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Thanks very much. I will order the urethane then. The site says it comes with 1 gallon of paint, and the activator. I hope so. He is going to spray the bed with that bedliner stuff also when it's there since he has a gun for it. Thanks for your help.
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