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post #1 of 6 Old 10-28-2011, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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most chip resistant paints?

im about to paint my crusher corners and rocker guards a semi gloss black but im not sure what is the best paint/primer to use for good chip and scratch resistance. Last time i did a set of rocker guards i got them powder coated with a 2 stage primer and it was great, but im not trying to spend that kind of money again. assuming i will be shooting this from a paint gun what should i use?? thanks

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-28-2011, 08:19 PM
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I'd say Dupont's Imron, but that isn't cheap, either.

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post #3 of 6 Old 10-30-2011, 08:49 PM
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Imron is one of the toughest paints you can get, but the activator will kill you in price(130+ for a quart). But if you have a local Nason Jobber you can use the Ful-Thane Line from Nason.

It's a similar technology to Imron(Catalyzed Polyurethane Enamel), but much much cheaper and you can get it in most automotive colors.
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I have used Imron, be sure to have a seperate air supply to your full body suit. This stuff can kill you or cause nero damage. That catalist is pure crazy glue basicaly. Also watch out with over spray once this stuff gets on something its very hard to get it off. Its crazy expensive today thats for sure. But i love the way it covers in a single stage paint. Flows nice, setups up very fast. Be sure to clean your gun well once this sets up its perma paint. to get semi gloss is a additive too. Dupont loves those additives the are $$$$$$$$$$$$.
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Lots cheaper would be Valspar and use the hardner or catalyst they sell. Available at Tractor supply or Farm and Fleet.
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-07-2011, 08:41 AM
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shop around, find an industrial powdercoater and have him throw it in with another batch of stuff. If you aren't in a hurry, and it isn't a super special color, you can usually get a deal. Anything I've ever had done with my guy I end up with more in fuel than I do in the actual job. And its top end stuff.
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