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Spray paint ?
#1
Take me to school. What do we think of spray paint? I come from a time when spray paint was a little more than a joke. I went on poorly then flaked off readily and was considered taboo for use on "good" cars. Nowadays, I see a lotta people using it but I'm still unsure about using it on any worthy project. Any thoughts?
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#2
There is a place for everything and spray paint has its uses.

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#3
I would'nt paint a car with a spray paint.. Big Grin But smaller parts like brackets for the engine, interior stuff and so on.. It's fine for things like that, actually you can get a pretty good result with spray paint if you know how to do it right.. Smile But of course a spray pistol or what you call it will allways be the best.. Smile

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My painter shot sikkens its top of the line $1399 for paint materials, Glasurit is anothr hi quality I've had applied tocars.
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#5
Hey 72,

Could you take this little Aussie guy to school, and tell me exactly what Spray Paint is, in what you are referring to. HuhHuh I must have missed something!

BTW - Glasurit ain't what it used to be!ConfusedConfused

Greg.Smile

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Austin Vert;197122 Wrote:Could you take this little Aussie guy to school, and tell me exactly what Spray Paint is, in what you are referring to. HuhHuh I must have missed something!

Paint in an aerosol can without hardener. The stuff you can buy at hardware stores in the US.

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cudak888;197139 Wrote:
Austin Vert;197122 Wrote:Could you take this little Aussie guy to school, and tell me exactly what Spray Paint is, in what you are referring to. HuhHuh I must have missed something!

Paint in an aerosol can without hardener. The stuff you can buy at hardware stores in the US.

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-Kurt

Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh! Thank you Kurt. We must speak a different language here in Oz.Tongue

OK............ My opinion if i may. Only good for fiddly little paint jobs.

WHY?
Because the pressure in your average spray can is weak, therefore to propel and atomise the actual paint from the can means that the ratio of actual paint to solvents is poor.There is too much solvent in the mix. The final paint medium that leaves the can is too thin.

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH THIN PAINT? Coverage is poor, too many coats are required to get a decent paint film build, too much solvent means you stand to get more paint reaction problems when applying. So the quality of the paint is fairly good, depending on brand of course, but the paint has no body or guts to it, and is only good for the little small jobs, or retouching small parts of a job already done before.Single pak lacquers and quick dry enamels have a limited durability as well, compared to 2Pak paints. The exception would be in heat resistant paints from spray cans, but again your paint is thin compared to shooting the same product from a gun. There is no substitute to shooting from a proper gun and compressor. In Australia, we call them pressure pak or aerosol spray tins/cans. Lesson over '72.Tongue

Greg.Smile

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#8
I used it on small parts and things I don't mind retouching. When I did the engine compartment I went to a local paint store and they set up us with good primer, paint, prep stuff (very important) and a breathing mask (even more important). Used a compressor and after about 20 years it still looks good and even.

Spray paint never looks good when used on a large flat area.

I did use spray paint on my center cluster. After LOTS of prep it has also held up well.

Prep is always the key.

'Mike'
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#9
+ 1 with will e. Also look at the Eastwood paints. They offer cans and quarts for finishes and details.

http://www.eastwood.com/paints/underhood-paints.html

mustang7173
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#10
depends on what your expectation are.

I've spray painted many cars, if the prep is right the paint holds up just fine.

i spray painted my 72 mach 1 just to make it look decent since i'm not anywhere near ready for a 20K paint job.

yes you do burn through a LOT of spray paint to make coverage. takes a while to dry as well, buffs out just fine.

I used Krylon Sunshine Yellow and Clearcoat Smile, and semi flat black for the accents.
the hood is a replacement with the dynacorn black rust prevent PC coating and i buffed it out so it looks like Semi Gloss.

i painted this 10 years ago now in my driveway, no its not perfect but who cares it beats Rust and primer.
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