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Old 12-29-2007, 01:51 PM
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Your thoughts on StarFire paint?

Im working towards my first paint job and I'm kind of in between a budget. Im not looking for the best paint but something that will spray nice and be fairly durable with a clear coat or 2?

What are your thoughts on this paint set?



Oh and by the way. Urethane or Enamel for the first time paint shooter?

http://www.paintforcars.com/kits_bronzemetallic.html

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I I have never used the stuff, but I believe thats the company that sold rayflex and all the paint kits on ebay. Not sure why the name change (is there a reason they wanted to change the product or name?), and really if its any different then before other then a new name. Do a search for rayflex as believe its been talked about a few times before. Kirker is another really cheap line I have not used, some people seem to have some success with it. Also look what barry K says in this thread, and assume it would hold true in your case if end up going with an enamel, as that you can often use and purchase universal activators for.Rayflex paint questions

Urethane you should make sure to use the proper activator because it may never properly cure using the wrong activator and ratio. I think most will agree that urethane will be a better more durable system then enamel or an activated enamel.

If i use a cheaper line of paint, I have mostly used one from the major paint lines so far, and southern polyurethanes who make good quality products and sell for a fair price.
One downfall of most smaller companys or some lines aimed at fleet sales is limited color availability. To have ability to choose from millions of different colors (and alternate formulas) to get the closest match is pretty much limited to the better lines of the majors whos major sales are to collision repair shops.
If you are planning on clearcoating anyways, I'd personally just go with a base/ urethane clear system from the start.
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Thanks. I know Ill be BC/CC for so it will withstand a little more. Just getting into it and I dont want to go and buy 400 dollars worth of paint and possibly screw it up lol so Ill start with Statfire and see how it looks and holds up. Ill be sure to give insite on it.

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Startfire Paints

So how did the starfire paints work out for you did you a 2 coat system or the acrylic laquer one coat?
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