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Old 06-07-2002, 01:14 PM
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Jason,
I wouldn't use the lacquer.
It tends to crack after lots of hot-cold cycling (if its thick).
Lacquer chips easier than enamel.
Acrylic enamel will shine better right out of the gun.
Don't spray can it, the first time you spill gas on Krylon, Rustoleum or any others they are history.
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Old 06-07-2002, 01:33 PM
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My engine builder said that was a bunch of Hooey!
I said to him that I wanted to get a polyurethane paint but he said NAH, no need
they dont get that hot and it will last
Problem is the color I want from plastikote is ONLY available in cans and in lacquer.
That is the freakin problem
Not enough time to get it made either from say House of Kolor
Engine builder did say without the etchable primer, your screwed
so have to pick that up
Was also told that 6 cans of paint for 2 motors
To me, that is an awful lot of paint
but hey, Do what the man wants
Where do you get polyurethane paint from anyway?
is it available somewhere on the net so I can see if there is anything close to it?
Looking for a metal flake magenta
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Old 06-07-2002, 03:07 PM
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Try a local automotive paint supply store. They'll have everything that you'll need. You are going to have to have a gun to shoot the primer (remember you only need to use it as a sealer) so why not gun the color?

6 cans sounds a bit high, but it depends on what your coverage is and if you are doing the accessories. I'd rather have to return a can or two tomorrow than run out and have to buy another one. Just be careful and always keep a wet edge or you'll end up with stripes.
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Old 06-07-2002, 03:11 PM
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cant you get etchable primer in a can too?
He told me etchable meant sandable
They sell tons of sandable primers in a can
and right now I just dont have any more money so the cans are going to have to do
Ill worry about it if it gets ugly over next few years (probably sell it before then anyway)
and Cord, I have to say your engine looks amazing
Saw that and decided to do all in purple and chrome like you but then wife fell in love with this magenta color and half the boat is magenta so I figured screw it ill just do magenta instead of Purple and it should be just as impressive.

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NO, the products are no where near the same! A wet sandable spray bomb primer will easily come off with laquer or paint thinner. I havn't found anything that will take off a epoxy (etching primer). The big difference between the rattle cans and the good stuff is that the good stuff is catalized. It hardens by a chemical reaction. The spray cans only evaporate.

BTW-Thanks for the complement!
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