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Unread 03-11-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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Another paint option... (Trinity paint)

Well...
I have considered just about every kind of paint known to man, and I admit I have wasted far too much time on it...

But here's another option I just stumbled on.
http://www.paintforcars.com/acrylic_...aint_kits.html

Loads of colors, and very reasonably priced.

Does anybody have any experience with it?

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Unread 03-11-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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I have never used it, but have heard for the price its not too bad. I have heard they are a little slow getting it to you, and once it leaves there, you own it. I should get some because I have wanted to try it out for a while. For the price you almost cant go wrong. I would opt for th urethane base/clear if you have a few extra bucks. But if not, the other stuff should be fine. Clear gives it a better gloss and if you talk to them, they will tell you that im sure. But damn for $80 how could you go wrong?
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Unread 03-12-2011, 06:25 AM   #3
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I am going to try that stuff this summer on my jeep. For me a $165 base/clear its worth a shot. Its a trail rig, so if it turns out bad I will just scrape a tree. Personally, I would not use it on something I care about, but It could be the greatest stuff on earth.
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Unread 03-12-2011, 10:30 AM   #4
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Slow, you might check out Sherwin Williams if you have one around you. I got a gallon of red and a gallon of clear with hardener for $130 the last time I was there. You will have to buy reducer too...and i dont remember for sure, but I think the reducer was $60. So it really isnt much more than the Trinity, and im sure its better quality and if you can get it locally....
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Unread 03-12-2011, 11:30 AM   #5
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I will check and see. The last time I used it (about 7yrs ago) I bought it from a parts house. The paint seemed to work well but like I said, I had issues with the primer (2K)
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Unread 03-12-2011, 12:48 PM   #6
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Maybe you got a bad batch?
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Unread 03-12-2011, 05:39 PM   #7
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Could be I only tried it once.
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Unread 08-18-2011, 10:20 PM   #8
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The paintforcars kits are not that bad, but most jobbers I know using these cheap sources prefer SPI, or cheap kirker kits.

If its a trail rig and you want to go real cheap, you could use valspar restoration series (better than the standard issue stuff) single stage enamel at tractor supply to the tune of $50 a gallon. Limited color choices, but its damn good stuff for the price. A few waxes a year with a good UV paint sealant negates any pissing and moaning anyone would offer up concerning chalking/fading issues. I use it, and a friend of mine sprayed 3 of his service trucks with it 4 years ago and they still look like the day they were shot.
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Unread 08-28-2011, 11:21 AM   #9
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I just bought paint from this company. Paint came in a timely manner ( one week). Im happy with the color match to what was advertised in pictures online ( kind of a gamble). Went with their " fatham green metallic. Looks like a metallic army green or almost " rescue green". Will post pics after i spray my cj this week. Cant beat the price! Got a gallon of enamel, hardener, reducer, clear and some mixing supplies for around 160.
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Unread 09-25-2011, 02:22 PM   #10
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Here's the results. Havn't color sanded yet but pretty happy with the results.

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Unread 09-28-2011, 01:30 PM   #11
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I'm starting to spray mine tomorrow night. I'll throw up some pictures afterward. I am painting my Scrambler with Blue Sapphire Metallic by paintforcars.com.
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Unread 09-28-2011, 10:46 PM   #12
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Here's another pic with the cage in.

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Unread 09-29-2011, 08:36 PM   #13
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Here's another pic with the cage in.

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any clear coat? and how much paint did you use?
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Unread 09-29-2011, 11:57 PM   #14
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Yes, it has 2 coats of clear. I ended up using a whole gallon of color. The cage took way more paint than i thought.
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Unread 09-30-2011, 06:20 AM   #15
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Yes, it has 2 coats of clear. I ended up using a whole gallon of color. The cage took way more paint than i thought.
Looks awesome! It looks a lot like Moss Pearl that Jeep used on XJs (and probably other models as well). Now i have to decide between this and AJP OD green.
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