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Unread 06-17-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
jbdower
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I am planning to re-paint an '81 CJ8 that is 1B Moonlight Blue and I want to go back with the original color. I was told that AMC used a single stage enamel and did not use a base coat/clear coat process. So if I wanted to stay as close to original as possible, where can I buy a single stage enamel that will match the factory color code?

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Unread 06-18-2013, 08:47 AM   #2
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Go to a local auto paint supply outfit and tell them what you have and what you want. They can pull the formula and mix it for you. Acrylic enamel is what they used then, and might still be on the market by most makers of paint. If you do it yourself or have a shop do it, be sure to use the hardner for it.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #3
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thanks Goldhammer, now if I was buying how much should I get, for just the topcoat, 1 Gallon ?
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Unread 06-18-2013, 04:07 PM   #4
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They can tell you better than I can on coverage. Been way too long since I had a gun in my hand (15 years now, and close to 30 since I have shot any enamel) Gallon should be close to doing inside and outside of it, maybe 5 quarts. Gallon should be plenty to do just the outside by the time it is reduced. And that would leave some unreduced and unhardened for touchups or repairs later if needed.
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