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Old 02-03-2010, 06:15 AM   #1
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Default How much Paint to buy?

My tahoe is in desperate need of a new paint job. With that said I cant see spending a couple thousand on a paint job for a offroad truck. The hood and roof need to be painted for sure just to keep it from rusting. How much paint do yall think I need for just the hood and roof? Shit is 100 dollors a quart


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Old 02-03-2010, 06:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: How much Paint to buy?

a quart of unreduced base is more then enough to do the hood and roof with most paint systems. Once it's reduced you should have 1.5-2 quarts rts.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:56 AM   #3
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Default Re: How much Paint to buy?

This is the paint i was thinkin about buying http://www.expresspaint.com/ProductC...idproduct=6235.. I was gunna sand prime, paint and clear. Idk if it has to be reduced.

Reduce means addin like a thinner to it?
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:07 AM   #4
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Default Re: How much Paint to buy?

Originally Posted by BubbaZ71Tahoe View Post
Reduce means addin like a thinner to it?
You add a reducing agent to the paint. Unreduced paint is too thick to be sprayed through the paint gun so it has to be thinned out.
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:02 AM   #5
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Default Re: How much Paint to buy?

iman linex the whole truck with this stuff. http://www.amazon.com/Raptor-Truck-B.../dp/B002ANVF5E
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: How much Paint to buy?

i'd paint it olive drab before i did that... mud would stain it
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Default Re: How much Paint to buy?

base reduces 1:1. So if you buy 1 quart it will be 2 reduced.

1 quart would be more than enough base to do that.

every primer mixes different. some 4:1, 2:1 etc.

same thing with clear. some 2:1:1, 2:1, 4:1 etc

find your clear that you want and see how it reduces then i can tell you how much you need to buy
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:54 PM   #8
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Default Re: How much Paint to buy?

just go to oreillys and get nason paint it les then half the price of dupont no sence in using expensive paint on a mud truck am i right or am i right
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go to acadian paint supply in new iberia. they sell ppg and have a kit with base and clear reduces etc for a real good price. I havent personally bought any but a good friend uses them for everything he paints. if not nason like the guy said above is real good quality for the price.

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Old 02-03-2010, 09:11 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by 05chevy04yfz View Post
just go to oreillys and get nason paint it les then half the price of dupont no sence in using expensive paint on a mud truck am i right or am i right
nason is made by dupont and it is better than ppg shopline.
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