Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:53 am

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72 Sprint w/ P210
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Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:53 am linkquote
Just wondering how much paint I need to buy to paint my '73 Sprint.

Let's say I go with rattle cans: 3 coats primer, 4 coats colour, 3 coats clear coat.

Would 3 or 4 cans of each be sufficient?

Cheers
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:57 am

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76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
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Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:57 am linkquote
I can't speak to rattle cans, but I used a quart of DTM epoxy primer, almost a quart of base coat, and a little more than a quart of clear coat when I painted my GL, which should be comparable in terms of pain required.

I don't know what that translates to in terms of rattle cans, though.

Are you going to get those cool two-part cans, or just "regular" spray paint?
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:02 am

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Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:02 am linkquote
Thanks Chandlerman - big help.

Yeah those 2-part clear coat cans look boss. I will most definitely be using that.
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:53 am

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76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
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Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:53 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
which should be comparable in terms of pain required.
I started to fix my typo, then realized that it was also correct as written
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:26 am

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Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:26 am linkquote
haha yeah I noticed that... made me chuckle.
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:36 am

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Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:36 am linkquote
rattle can fan


I think rattle cans have come a long way and I've seen some ppl's results that would be hard for anybody to tell from a professional respray with the best paint. It comes down to prep, materials and patience for the result, but the jury is probably still out on how it will look after five or ten years of use and weather. But I do like to use rattle cans for their convenience and will be paying close attention to what you do with your Sprint. Lots of pics please AND info on the products you choose?

Here's my question about paint: I think a good epoxy primer gives you the best long lasting foundation from what I've picked up here. But I've been using self etching primer for a long time... Just switch to epoxy for best results OR self etching first, then epoxy? Or something else?

This is Eastwoods epoxy primer, anything else ppl are using that works well?



I've been using something new called "Easy Max" for trim here in Greece, some kind of fancy recipe - comes with big and small spray nozzles, dries fast, just does NOT run and gives an 'impressive satine effect' as advertised on the can. Did a P horncast with it.

Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:11 pm

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Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:11 pm linkquote
Ahhh painting, I like to paint. Seriously though if you’re going to rattle can follow Voodoos lead , there are some good products in rattle can.
Personally if I were to do it again I would invest in a half descent gun and goto a auto paint supply place and by the primer and paint and sandpaper and tack cloth and reducer , what I miss?
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:23 pm

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74 50s x3 78 P200 x2 84 Cosa PK50XL2 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special '66(?) Super125
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Location: seattle/athens
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:23 pm linkquote
Rattle can or spray, 10:1 you will need a bit of filler. You missed this stuff, do not just get bondo!

Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:31 pm

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Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:31 pm linkquote
If you do go the rattle can route get one of them can guns, so much easier!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Can-Gun1-02012-Spray-Can-Tool/dp/B002EQEE82
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