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Old 08-05-2009, 06:55 PM
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Hi guys, I am new to this forum eager to find out about Restoration Shop Paint. I have a 1968 Corvette Convertible that will be ready for paint a few weeks. I am either going with black, yellow or sublime green. TCPglobal has RS Paint priced really low. I was able to find some good feedback from people that has used their paint but nobody has really posted any pictures.

Please post pics and your opinion on the paint.
Are you happy with the quality?
Would you rather spend twice the money to get better paint?
What other paint brand have you use?
How does it compare against RS Paint?

*Comments like "you get what you paid for" or "cheap paint" while you have not used their paint is not what's being requested*

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P.s. I would be very interested to meet anyone local that has use to paint to look at the quality in person.

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Our cheesy (as in Wisconsin) moderator recently used tcp global products on his truck. Sedan/delivery is finally in color.
I have not used it.
Its true, you usually get what you pay for, and with a cheaper line usually compromising somewhere, weather that be the quality of the resins, uv inhibitors, grade or amount of pigment (and how its coverage is) or solvents or how match typically is, Sometimes your also are paying for the name, promotion and advertiseing. The true test is how good it looks years down the road, not freshly painted.
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Waw, the paint looks pretty decent. Thanks for the link, I am not sure how I missed when I did the search :-)
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Here are a couple more shots out in the sun after cut-and-buff. If you are a glutton for punishment, many more pictures here in my journal.

Keep in mind I'm a novice painter so I don't have a whole lot to compare to my experience with the Restoration Shop paint (and Kustom Shop Clear - also from TCP). I simply decided early on that I wasn't going to invest a small fortune in materials (paint) with the very good chance that as a rookie I would screw up the application anyhow.

Am I happy with the outcome? Without a doubt. But that doesn't mean it couldn't have turned out even better had I purchased another more expensive brand. All I know is that I'm totally satisfied with the price tag and the results. Beyond that, I'll just let the car speak for itself. Sure, it has its share of flaws, but 99% of those are due to "painter error" not a problem with the materials.

I should add that the next one I do I'll be making a slight change. I'd really like to try the Southern Polyurethane epoxy primer and final clear coat. Veteran painters on this and other web sites have great things to say about it, AND it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Also very good tech assistance should you have questions or problems. So I'll probably use Restoration shop base and then SPI clear coat.
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