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Hey guys I've been tossing around the idea to paint my first truck project and I'm was thinking of using the dupi-color paint shop paints, cause I've watched a few vids on how to mix paint but that's way to much to do just for one project.
what's your thoughts on it also I was thinking of shooting a candy red with a black base to give it a blood red look would this work
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I painted cars for a living in the past and it is really not that difficult to mix acrylic urethane. The only issue with the paint shop paints is that 1 quart of paint makes well, one quart as all of the reducers and hardeners are added for you. As a first paint project, I would say go for it with the duplicolor. Just remember to order enough material. As for the black base coat, that will darken anything you paint over it. So, to save a little on material cost. use a black urethane or epoxy primer under the red. The primer cost less than paint and will achieve the same goal. Do not forget to clear over it too. Remember when it comes to paint more is not better. A quality H.V.L.P. spray gun, prep, and and inline dryer are the keys to success. I know you will be itching to paint. Just take your time. Wasting a little material practicing on an old panel that you should have sent to the scrap heap is not a bad idea either. You will not believe how cool it is to have completed your 1st overall spray. Good luck on your project. I hope this helps
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I've been around for several kustom paint jobs and even done a little myself where we did the mixing etc...not too hard. But, I did use some of the Dupli-Color Paint Shop line to paint and clear some gallon cans and a cooler for a display and I was pleased with the results. As stated earlier, a good gun and dry air make all the difference. That practice idea...BEST advice ever!
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Just remember to check compatibility. I have come to learn that the paint shop line is acrylic lacquer. Lacquer thinner is the harshest in the paint reduction line and may cause other materials such as enamel to lift and curdle
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Boogie, A friend of mine and I restored an old 1971 Honda 70 trail bike with the Dupli-Color Paint Shop pre-mixed paints since we have never painted before and didn't want to go through all of the mixing. We prepped it and made a nice place to paint it and it actually came out perfect. I'm no painter and I totally respect those guys but if you want to do it yourself just make sure you can keep the dust down and learn as much as you can or be lazy like we were and buy the pre-mix base coat. It came out so nice that I actually considered doing my Chevelle because my last quote to paint it was around $6500 +. IMHO though is if you have someone who knows how to paint I would hire them to help you out, that's why I am saving up the money for a professional prep & Paint job. For me, painters are truly artists and deserve that respect. Good luck.
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boogie Hey guys I've been tossing around the idea to paint my first truck project and I'm was thinking of using the dupi-color paint shop paints, cause I've watched a few vids on how to mix paint but that's way to much to do just for one project. what's your thoughts on it also I was thinking of shooting a candy red with a black base to give it a blood red look would this work
Registered: 1482561972 Posts: 12
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I've been wanting to try out Duplicolor Paint Shop myself starting with the Primer.
Anyone have good results from using the primer?