Question about paint

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  1. Caboose302

    Caboose302 Well-Known Member

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    Really thinking about repainting my car now that I found out my buddy just put in a paint booth at his shop. Said he'll show me how to apply it and paint it myself. I know how to prep, but applying is something new to me. I've been looking up paint and I have a few questions.

    1) what is the difference in Acrylic, Urethane and acrylic-urethane?

    2) How much paint would I need? Would a gallon do it or would I need more?

    3) is all clearcoat pretty much the same or should I look for something specific?
     
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    [MENTION=17027]whiplash473[/MENTION] is the man to speak to!
     
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    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Hopefully that answers things. I've also got a sticky in the "exterior" section for painting, I'd read through it ALL to get some tips. It doesn't cover even close to everything but I haven't had the time to sit down and finish it. If you've got any more questions feel free to ask.

    Spray something else before your car! If I were you I'd see if you can have a friend in the booth with you through the process to help you out. Auto body is like 95% hands-on and there's only so much I can help from here. Again, feel free to ask anything that's on your mind about it.


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    Caboose302 Well-Known Member

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    That answers everything I have so far. Lol
    I read through the sticky and got some good advice, but I haven't read it all word for word yet.

    My buddy is getting ready to paint a dragster and he has a few old body panels he said I can practice on and beyond that I'm planning on a new hood so I can use the old one too.

    Thanks!
     
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    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Great thinking. Have someone that knows their stuff (maybe your buddy) check it out after and point out any issues.


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