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Old 05-06-2016, 10:23 AM
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1971 Challenger K-Member Paint Question

Hey guys,

I'm going to be painting my K-member on my 71 Challenger and wanted to know what would be the strongest and most durable paint? I don't have the luxury to take it out and get it powder coated however it is out of the car. I'm also not a POR 15 fan especially since there is no rust on it. I'm not worried about originality I'm just looking for a good satin black that's going to last and not peel if any chemicals drip on it. Thanks

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Eastwood Chassis Black, the ceramic one, would be my first choice. Blitz Black (with hardener) would be my second.
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I'm really not a fan of the Eastwood paint products.
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pretty much any single stage 2k urethane will work but I'd use SPI mabee some epoxy primer first though. Call the SPI hotline they'll be very helpful.
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bed liner paint

when i did the front susp on the fairlane the wheel wells needed some touch up.. i got spray on bed liner from auto zone. it's not like undercoating that is kinda thick. this is on the thin side, mat finish and drys quickly.
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Hey guys,

I'm going to be painting my K-member on my 71 Challenger and wanted to know what would be the strongest and most durable paint?
Polyurethanes have best chip resistance.

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I'm not worried about originality I'm just looking for a good satin black that's going to last and not peel if any chemicals drip on it. Thanks

Dave
Polyurethanes have best chemical resistance.

Any acrylic urethane is plenty good enough if applied properly but adding talc to kill gloss may lessen chemical resistance. Topcoats don't adhere well to bare steel. Epoxy primer for adhesion followed by a satin finish single stage or base/clear is my suggestion. You pick the brand and quality / price. I don't pimp paint.

If you want cheap, use aerosol engine paint. Some of that stuff is fairly impressive these days. Just put enough of it on.
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