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  1. Russ69Runner

    Russ69Runner Well-Known Member

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    I bought the paint from the company in CA. When spraying it did you have to thin the paint at all. It is a lacquer paint. What primer did you use on the metal before spraying it on. Thanks for any info on what you might have done. Russ :thumbsup2:
     
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    E71D746D-1513-4595-870B-AC4B238FEB28.jpeg Only thing I’m aware of Russ is when painting over acrylic with lacquer or vice-verse the paint has a good chance of crinkling if too much applied during spraying. Once in awhile it does settle down. Lacquer though can provide a really nice finish, may want to clear coat; dash was a dull or semi-gloss if I recall, not shiny anyways.

    Same idea for wide black stripes on hood, to cut down on glare. Was doing same on B-17’s, WWII and others. Have seen a dark green also used on locomotive hoods.
     
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    Ive gone over the metal no primer just as the factory did. I did use some rust-oleum rust converter in a couple of spots on the last one I did, didn't bother the lacquer
     
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    That is good to know Bob. Nothing worst than to have paint rejection. Like wrinkles in the top coat. Or it just start to lift off. I did check with my paint supply store and a painter friend of mine and said the epoxy would not be rejected by the Lacquer paint. Thanks for the advice. Russ. :thumbsup2:
     
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    When talking to Dave At Performance Car Graphics, he told me that he puts on a light coat of textured finish paint under the color coat on the dash frame and steering column to give it the right amount of texture.
     
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    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    I just get the suede paint in the color thats needed
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Yes I did that. I also called TCP Global and got instruction's on how to thin it for spraying. Thanks for the info. Russ.:thumbsup2:
     

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