Sikkins paint

Old 01-11-2002, 10:17 AM
  #1  
Official OSO boat whore
Charter Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Mequon, WI
Posts: 6,157
Post Sikkins paint

To settle the naysayers, yes this is a boat related question...

Does anybody have a link to Sikkins? I'm looking for some information on their tri-coat paints.

Has anybody ever try to spray this stuff? It looks like it would be very hard to apply.
Cord is offline  
Old 01-11-2002, 10:48 AM
  #2  
Neno the mind boggler
VIP Member
iTrader: (1)
 
glassdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: toledo oh
Posts: 12,937
Post

i have not yet sprayed sikkens, but most high end paints spray very similar these days (basecoat/clear coat systems that is).these systems are pretty user friendly, the base coats dry very fast and spray similar to lacquers but cover very rapidly clears on the other hand are alittle more trickey,you'll want good control of the temp in your painting environment and chose a catylist and reducer acordingly.for your mid coat in a tri coat system (this will be either a pearl or some type of candy or opaque coler) gun tecnique is very important, evan consistant coats.i personaly prefer ppg's concept clears with dbc bases,but thats cause i know the system and its #'s .like i said most high end systems are very similar ,i have heard sikkens is a great product though.what are you going to be spraying and what colors are you thinking of using?do you have spraying expireance?

[ 01-11-2002: Message edited by: glassdave ]
__________________
Throttles- Cleveland Construction 377 Talon
08 OPA Class 1 National Champion
08 Class 1 Geico Triple Crown Champion
08 OPA High Points Champion
10 OPA Class 1 National Champion ( happy now Ed! )
glassdave is offline  
Old 01-11-2002, 11:07 AM
  #3  
Official OSO boat whore
Charter Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Mequon, WI
Posts: 6,157
Post

I have some spraying experience, but it's been a long time since I've touched a gun. Even then, it was with only solid colors, no metalics or clears.

Honestly, we are trying to pick an engine color. I was thinking of a very, very dark purple. Close to the dark cherry metallic that was on the Impalla SS's. So dark that it's close to black with a faint purple highlight. I'd proably add a little colored flake or pearl so that it has some life.

The tri-coat system came to mind, becase I remember seeing some tri-coat Fords that were pretty close to the color scheme of the boat (purple and blue are the primary colors) and I thought that the effect would work on the engine. I'm thinking that I may need to take the engine and it's parts to a body shop for painting as I suspect that it will require skills greater than mine.
Cord is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
SLINGSHOT
Fiberglass and Paint
8
09-06-2011 08:10 AM
TeamSaris
General Boating Discussion
3
04-15-2006 11:02 AM
Chris Sunkin
Fiberglass and Paint
16
04-11-2005 10:45 PM
Rookie
General Boating Discussion
21
01-29-2003 09:36 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Quick Reply: Sikkins paint


OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

OSO Advertiser