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post #1 of 9 Old 04-29-2013, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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How many quarts of paint would i need to paint the roof of my xj?

The roof of my xj is getting rust spots and was wondering if anyone knows how many quarts of paint would I need to paint it I will be using a harbor freight gun ( if it makes a difference ) thanks

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-29-2013, 05:07 PM
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For the roof Id say 1 quart and you will use it all. What kind of paint are you going to use.

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Was going to use either rustolem acrylic auto body paint or summit raceing in
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If its cheap enough Id get 2 qts as its not fun to run out. Also get the reducer and hardener to get it to set up quick.

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Was going to do that iam probably going to put two pinstripes on both sides. But whats reducer for? This is my first time painting a car
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The reducer is thinner for enamel type paints. he hardener is just hardener. It makes the paint harden within hours instead of weeks.

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post #7 of 9 Old 04-30-2013, 04:24 PM
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Dont forget the cost of good slear primer too..ortherise you'll be doing this over sooner than later.

Which HF gun did you buy?..one trick with those guns is to a much higher PSI at the gun than it recommends,so make sure your compressor is up to it even though its a small task.

I have a few i use for small jobs and they actualy are good guns for the price and short term use,but they are air hogs to get them to have a good spray pattern and atomize right.

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I have the two automotive spray guns from HF they were 50$
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Time to get to work!

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