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how much do i need?

Postby 75glnt » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:40 pm

hey guys, how much paint, undercoat and clear coat do i need? (for the galant) cheers :)
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Re: how much do i need?

Postby A112H » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:54 pm

Your local paint shop should be able to advise you. I bought 4lt of colour but I will give you a tip, buy 20lt of thinners, you WILL use it for washing up equipment as well as thinning the paint.
What type of paint are you using?
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Re: how much do i need?

Postby 75glnt » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:09 pm

lol my closest paint store is 100 odd k away :) i know so far i need the 20L reducer/thinners, 4L of topcoat (crisp white) (or until i see a gb in silver. so far i prefer white) but the undercoat and clear. im assuming aprox 2L of clear. maybe more. i want 3-6 coats of clear as i drive on dirt roads alot. or might just go with enamel? it cracks too easilly though. which i'd prefer acrylic cause the roo's :/ and 4L primer?
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Re: how much do i need?

Postby Rally_2.6LC » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:11 pm

More coats of clear will never hurt.
I painted my car and got 4 cans of pressure pack primer, then used about 2L of white, 1L of black, 500ml red and 100ml of silver.
Put at least 4 coats of clear over that and it was about 2L. Last coat is thinned down quite a bit (at panel beaters advice) to give a smooth finish, runs and finishes a bit more even.
Dont forget to sand back before putting clear on to get rid of the orange peal.
I did acrylic, wishing I spend the extra for 2pack now.


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Re: how much do i need?

Postby 75glnt » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:53 pm

im thinking 2k as i plan on keeping the old girl. sudden change of heart. dont like it. but no-one paints acrylic cause they're shit painters! 2k is so easy to apply! fills in mistakes that they make. and i want a great job so im not doing it.
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