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Old 12-07-2003, 23:41   #1 (permalink)
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Hello guys i was just wondering who has got there car resprayed in acrylic and does it look nice like glossy and is enamel a better paint and is it easy to spray and can u get alot of colors in them??

i cant decide if i should respray my car in enemal or acrylic. and which is a easier paint to apply on.
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acrylic is a crappy cheap paint that tends to fade after a few months and unless you cut 'n' polish it every month it will look like the paint is 20 years old
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Old 12-12-2003, 03:48   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Paint??

No enamel fades, acrylic chips easy.

Enamel looks good off the gun but drys very slow, fades and can't be easily topcoated over with other paints. Enamel is more durable thand acrylic and can be toughened up a bit with added hardner.

Acrylic normally requires cutting and buffing. It can be sprayed anywhere and doesn't fade.

I believe if you want to spray enamel then you should spray 2 pack instead. They spray almost the same but cost only a little more.
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Re: Paint??

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acrylic is a crappy cheap paint that tends to fade after a few months and unless you cut 'n' polish it every month it will look like the paint is 20 years old
I dont know where you picked that up from, but thats crap. Acrylic is the only option (and a very good one) for the backyard respray. 2 pack is illegal to use without a proper spraying booth, as it is harmful if inhaled. the result of any paint is highly dependant on your preparation. you will do a longer lasting job than the professionals will do if you spend the time in the preparation. ACRYLIC WILL NOT COME OFF THE GUN SHINY! well, hardly ever anyway. it must me rubbed back and polished.
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I herd you can get a smoother finish with acrylic than the rest..and it lasts fairly long. And baked enamal is the older and cheaper paint.. Thats what i've been told :S
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but if i add a clear coat or wateva on the acryilic paint it will shine yer. like rub it back then add gloss. what other ways is there that i can make it shiny??
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the acrylic will shine up just from the rubbing back. I did some bumpers in acrylic and it looked ok, then when we started going over it with wet and dry it came up very shiny. Didnt bother with the clear coat.
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we are currently doing the back of a silver xf in acrylic, its really shiny, and hasnt been rubbed back yet, with only a few coats... needs some more, we do 2 coats, then rub with 1200, all up we have done about 6 coats, gonna do a few more... ourold torana which my uncle painted had something like 20 coats on it
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Old 12-13-2003, 04:39   #9 (permalink)
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Acrylic does and can come off the gun shiny. It's how you've got the gun set and the amount of thinners that you put through it.
Enamel can as well but only in a baking booth. You should not cut enamel back!
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Old 12-13-2003, 04:46   #10 (permalink)
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Read this thread.

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Oh, and by the way, you can spray over enamel.
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