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Old 11-01-2005, 08:20 PM
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What Filler Should I Use

I Plan On Painting My Car With Acrylic Lacquer To Get The Old School Look.my Question Is Alot Of Spot Putties Are Made With Polyester, Is This Compatible With Lacquer Paint. Any Suggestions Are Welcome. Thank You!! Markl

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Yes, you can use polyester fillers and primers under acrylic lacquer. It would be a good idea to use a 2K sealer or urethane primer instead of applying lacquer directly to the polyester. It should state this in the product info sheets.

You might want to consider a single stage urethane instead of the acrylic lacquer. The final job will look close to a lacquer job but be much more durable.
I just did this on my totally original '69 Corvette.
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I don't think many places sell acrylic lacquer auto paint. Kinda phazed out due to environmental regulations.
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I'm curious to know more about how you made your decision to use lacquer, and what the intended use of the vehicle will be. Also, I agree that polyester putties can and should be used, as well as 2K primers, no matter what the topcoat will be.
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Yes, you can use polyester fillers and primers under acrylic lacquer. It would be a good idea to use a 2K sealer or urethane primer instead of applying lacquer directly to the polyester. It should state this in the product info sheets.

You might want to consider a single stage urethane instead of the acrylic lacquer. The final job will look close to a lacquer job but be much more durable.
I just did this on my totally original '69 Corvette.
Thank you for your reply.I'm not very experienced with painting.You mentioned using single stage urethane, I was wondering how it is to spray, and how forgiving it is to mistakes. Thanks again Markl
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Thank you for your reply.I'm not very experienced with painting.You mentioned using single stage urethane, I was wondering how it is to spray, and how forgiving it is to mistakes. Thanks again Markl
If you are going to color sand/buff the ss, it's just the same as being forgiving as lacquer.

I did just convert to using a gravity gun for the first time on my present project and once I got used to it, the ss was easy to spray. I did use extra reducer to get it to lay better on this job using the PPG Global DG. A practice panel is a good thing to do trials on.

Directions for the ss called for 2-3 coats. IMO, it's a good idea to go with another coat or 2 to leave room for color sanding. Especially if you are going to color sand all the texture out. Some would only color sand lightly to remove any dust nibs then buff, probably don't need an extra coat if that's what you are going to do.

Keep in mind, I am talking about non-metallics. I understand that metallic ss doesn't color sand well. Shot it once, but didn't color sand it at all.
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