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Unread 04-03-2010, 12:39 PM   #1
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questions about taking my jeep from bare metal to clear coat?

Okay so my boss is buying a media blaster and I'm going to split it with him he has some projects to do and I want to take the jeep down to bare metal and start over....So once down to bare metal I'm going to prime the whole thing in self etching primer....then spray sunset orange....then clear coat it....So here are the questions.


When priming does it need more than one coat????

Do I need a base coat...I have heard some say you do with a matalic some say you don't...??? I'm doing the sunset orange its the copper looking color on the vets...if I was to do a base coat what color should that be like silver????

I have seen guys say about 2 quarts.....sound about rite????

Also how many coats of clear coat? I will be using a HVLP gun to paint the whole thing.....

Last question do I need to sand the self etching between it and the first coat of paint?

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Unread 04-05-2010, 09:41 PM   #2
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I paint for a living. I'm also a paint section guru on nastyz.com the 70-81 Camaro owners forum. 25,000+ members.

You can get a great finish by:

SPI makes a great epoxy primer. Google Southern Polyurethanes.

DuPont NASON brand high-build primer 421-19 over than. Lets you sand the panels flat and straight.

The basecoat is the actual color you will be using. 2-3 coats of it and then..

Clearcoat to protect the finish. The clear can be sanded and buffed to a brilliant shine.

See some of my work on my shop webpage: Welcome to Speed and Performance on the paint and body page.

Questions? email me mark@hammerheadkustoms.com
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Unread 04-06-2010, 08:02 AM   #3
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Thanks fish.

WHat I meant by base coat was when I was reading. I read that if you primer than do a silver base coat then sunset orange you will get more on the copper side of things....if you just shoot the sunset you get more orangish red....
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Unread 04-07-2010, 07:21 AM   #4
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Yes colors change by the base under them. It will depend on the brand of paint, the number of coats, etc. but you get the idea.

What brand of paint are you looking at? Sometimes that determines the amount of color due to transparency. As for clear, rule of thumb is 7 ounces per panel per coat. Say a hood would be 7 ounces X 3 coats (allowing to color sand and buff) equals 21 ounces of clear needed. A gallon or so usually does a car. Hope this helps.

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Unread 04-08-2010, 01:52 AM   #5
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I'm not sure I'm going to check with a local automotive paint store in town and see what brand they sell....all the paint shops and painters in town have recommended them.....I know I want a medium grade paint.....like I don't want to go overkill and spend a ton of money on the paint job but I'm also not looking to rattle can it and if I can paint the jeep and it look good for 7-10 years I will be more than happy


I'm in the very beginning stages of all of this....All I've ever done is shot the paint on and sanded and prepped as far as buying the paint and all the steps in making the paint job look good I'm still a noob at....My friends truck when it was done looked good but it was a 15 foot paint job there wasn't any runs but it definitely could have used more prep work and if it was mine would have gotten the deserved prep work
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Unread 04-08-2010, 09:05 PM   #6
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Just a suggestion...Let's paint your car!

I know the guy who made it and it's pretty good
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