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Old 08-02-2011, 04:15 PM
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Hey guys i will be starting a big project soon. I will be repainting my fathers 1950 chevy coupe. The previous owner did the body work and paint all by himself and it just looks horrible. I usually paint the cars i do with nason. But when i do a project like this i use Chromabase. I would like to know what is your favorite top of the line paint that you like to use. I love dupont paints but i want to see if i can step it up even further with a even better paint.

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Most times it's not the paint that makes the paint job as much as it is the painter. A good painter should be able to make any decent paint look good. Now how long it holds up is 50% painter 50% paint.
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Most times it's not the paint that makes the paint job as much as it is the painter. A good painter should be able to make any decent paint look good. Now how long it holds up is 50% painter 50% paint.
While i appreciate your opinion this doesnt answer my question. I know a beginner cant make a show car paint job just because he gets quality paint but i am not a beginner. And i wouldnt compare my Nason line to My Chromabase line. Although like i said i paint with Nason most of the time. I wont be spraying this vehicle with it because i want this to be a show quality car and i want to get some opinions from some people who havent ddone jobs like this and see which paint they prefer. I am no pro but in the time that i have been painting i have definitely learned that you really do get what you pay for and whenever you cheap out it will not look like it would if you spent the money on quality parts and materials to get it done right

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On the good stuff I use chroma base but I'll be trying Prospray on the next one. From everyone I've talked too it's as good or better and price is much better.This last car I painted with Chroma base cost 96.00 a "PINT". PPG was even higher so they can all kiss my wrinkled butt goodbye.The only problem is I'll have to order it.
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Given a choice I would want to work with PPG's DBU base with whatever clear they can talk you into. It's similar to the Chromabase/basemaker using a reactive reducer and easy to adjust to temp/airflow conditions as well as it lends it'self to quick fixes, sanding,nibs, and bugs before clearing.
I say given a choice because where I am it is no longer legal to spray DBU and now use only waterborne bases .
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PPG DBU or ProSpray and without a doubt covered in SPI Universal Clear
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It is DBU for me if one must have a name brand..other wise prospray..and the SPI primers and clears. sikkens or Rm make a good base as well and it is house of kolor for special effects and graphics if you are so inclined..Lot of it depends on your suppliers as well as not all carry everything and there are some who will not service your account if you are independent shop..

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