Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Millen Area,Georgia
That really all depends on the paint itself,all brands have different qualities of cover and pigments in them,1 brand might need a full gallon to do a full color on a CJ5,others may need 1/2 that,best to ask the manufacture or Paint supplier where you are buying it.
I also depends on the gun too,some use less material than others,some are really air hogs and waste alot of material in overspray
I generaly always buy a Gallon kit for the base coat.
Another thing to remember,different brands have different Mix ratios for the catylist and reducers..for example..if 1 says it is a 1:1 mix,you'll get an actual 2 gallons of paint in a gallon of color,if its a gallon and mix ratio is 4:1,then you'll have 1 1/4 gallons.
I personaly wouldn't bother with a self etching primer underneath,just buy at least a 1 gallon kit of a good Epoxy primer,Epoxy primers have a metal etching benefit and will be the best primer for the whole job.
In general....it's always best to have more on hand than needed,in case of screw ups or mis-calculating and even having around for any repairs later,nothing sucks more than being in the middle of a paint job and running out of paint
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