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Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by cheese9988, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. cheese9988

    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    Who has good prices on paint, I'm not looking at the single stage this time...I've been searching around google and that but I can't seem to find many places that sell it. I need primer too, can most primers go with any paint?
     
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    not sure what you are looking for but try autobodydepot.net

    haven't checked prices in a while but when i got my supplies they were the cheapest and good customer service

    not sure re: the primer, but i always try and use a high build to take out any imperfections you might miss when prepping...

    you may want to try calling the site i noted above, i think they will advise you on the best primer for your paint choices...
     
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    if your gonna use basecoat clearcoat or any toher urehtane paint your gonna want to use a urethane primer as well. this is because they will both stay flexible and work well with each other, where as if u used a laquer primer it hardens up real bad and would be likely to chip weith a flexible paint on top of it. I go to NAPA for all of my paints but i do not know what u have for a local autobody supply store so imnot sure what to tell you there....but if you kno someone who has an account at a body supply store that would let you use their discount you will save some serious dough
     
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    My roomate is a deisel mechanic who gets discounts at napa :D Do you think the two stage is worth it? I see an equal number of people who rave about the single stage because of its simplicity, and its less likely to run into problems when applying it. I guess because it takes less time too/less coats? I bought my single stage at napa, they sell the two stage there? Is the two stage alot more expensive?
     
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    I got a quart of stage 2 paint for about 130 at my local autobody store, not sure if that gives you an idea
     
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    Try WWW.HOKPAINT.COM thats where I got my badass paint job for 200 bucks worth of paint. KANDYS
     
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    I have looked at the hokpaint.com before. The site is a little confusing. Where can you find a paint package ie. primer, basecoat, clearcoat?
     
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    never really heard of a paint package so to speak but ive never bought paint over the intardnet either so i dont know if they exist but i know they dont at my local napa or any napa fo rthat matter
     
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    cmax, Is napas paint and auto body supply division they can sell you everything you need
     
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    If you have a carquest near you they carry valspar. Good stuff urethane for a decent price.
     
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    I like two stage, three stage, and pretty much everything better than single stage. 95% of your work will be body work. As long as you have a little spraying experience, base/clear is easier IMO. There is more paint to mix, more coats to spray on, and more chances to fix your paint. If a bug lands on your base coat, let it dry, and reshoot that area. If something falls on the clear, you can carefully lift it off with the tip of a razor blade, and shoot more clear. The clearcoat gives you a bundle of wetsanding material to work with, and a more professional looking finish.

    Another choice for you, is to use a single stage paint as the base coat. Let it cure for a couple days, wetsand, and top it with a compatible clearcoat.
     
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