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What type of meterails

Hello, Im 18 and an in-expereinced painter. I want to paint this project car that im working on. But before i start this one im trying to decide what meterails to use. Im on a budget. So my idea are as follows. Do each section of the car at a time, then prime the sections, then move around the car day bye day till its all primed then shoot with paint. Im thinking about going out and buying laquer primer. Its about 80 bucks a gallon, and i figure it should be enough to do a total car. I then want to use Du-pont white enamel over the car. But i herd if u use enamel over laquer it will crack the paint. Is this True? Also would there be any type of cheap clear that i can use over enamel. im on a very tight budget. Also how much meterail is necasary. I figured one gallon of white should come out to 1 1/2 gallons with the reducer and hardener in it. Would that be enough to do the car, door jams, and under the rear trunk. Its gonna be on a early mustang

This would be my 3rd restore. The first one was a 69 firebird which was sprayed with thinned out rustolium and looks good. The other one Was a 1967 nova that i sprayed with rustolium and came out great. But rostulium is 20 bucks a gallon. And all u do is put it in the gun and shoot. This enamel is far more expensive. And im not sure how hard it is with the reducer and hardener, Is hardener necasary or what ever u mix u must use. Also what kind of scraches will the enamel fill in. In the past with rustoluim i would go around the car painting each section each day after i do the body work. Then wet sand with 220 and spray for a final paint job. Will this enamel hide the 220 like the rustolium does

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Old 07-07-2004, 09:51 AM
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Most urethane enamels, once reduced, will be very thin. Use a surfacing primer and you're much more likely to have a smooth finish. When you're spraying the urethane though, I would do it all at once and not one section at a time. To get good adhesion you should never do two coats of paint on top of eachother separated by more than 1.5 - 2 hours. I'd say that includes feathering if you have two sections next to eachother you're painting.

Are you going with a basecoat / clearcoat? I'd recommend PPG products, but if you're on a budget you might not be able to afford the real nice clearcoats.

As for hardeners, I'm pretty sure you only need to use hardener if you're working in severely humid or cold conditions.

I can't help you on the lacquer, I don't have any experience with it.

1 gallon of color *should* be enough for that car. I painted my vette with 2 quarts of color.

hopefully someone else will have more specific advice on your situation

good luck

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$80 for a gllon of laquer primer, u geting riped.
$30 here and has 2k primer for abot $60 kit and we like it better than k36, don't get the sand scratches like k36 or k93.
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Thanks for your reply's guys. The enamel that i would prob use would be acrlic enamel. Thats cheap then urethane correct
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