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Hawklover
11-23-2018, 09:40 AM
Looking for a paint supply house that can still make up small amounts of Lacquer paint.
I have the Lucite, and Ditzler/PPG paint numbers.

All for a 1970 Caddy.

Thanks for the assistance.

Mike Van Veghten
11-23-2018, 10:20 AM
Look in the...internet..!
"Automotive paint supply" and "your town".
Not difficult at all.

Mike

jclary
11-23-2018, 10:41 AM
Look in the...internet..!
"Automotive paint supply" and "your town".
Not difficult at all.

Mike

And...don't dismiss suppliers who can provide custom small quantities of "rattle can paint." This suggestion is coming from someone who made a good living selling some of the most expensive paint guns/applicators on earth! Like all things, not all aerosol nozzles are created equal, but conscientious and reputable suppliers want you to have good results and should supply you with equipment up to the task.

I love spray guns, but, (especially on small jobs), clean-up is messy and still no guarantee that the gun seals will not dry up, leak, and need replacing the next time you need them. Save the complicated equipment for the bigger jobs if you can. :)

Topper2011
11-23-2018, 10:57 AM
We have a local place that "can" rattle can paint. Called "Center Paint". This was a few years ago though, but they've been there forever.

https://auto-supply-stores.cmac.ws/center-paint-co/2405/

Hawklover
11-23-2018, 01:18 PM
Look in the...internet..!
"Automotive paint supply" and "your town".
Not difficult at all.

Mike

Mike I called numerous entities and all told me that they no longer make up Lacquer paint....only modern two stage.....color cote then clean coat. Something about not allowed to make paint that has lead in it???

bezhawk
11-23-2018, 05:25 PM
I had to have some made up last year, and the only place I could find was TCP Global. They will sell you as little as a quart if needed. The problem is getting a perfect match over faded, and old paint. I used nail polish lacquer to tint with to get it just right.

http://www.tcpglobal.com/

rockne10
11-24-2018, 08:01 PM
Touch Up Direct dot com doesn't list Studebakers but they do list Cadillacs back to 1964. Not lacquer but they will mix quarts, pints, rattle cans or touch up pens.

https://touchupdirect.com

Hawklover
11-25-2018, 11:11 AM
Many thanks Brad....LOL....I even removed the air-intake grill so they could get a close match.....but they said n/g as no longer making lacquer paints:-(
I had to have some made up last year, and the only place I could find was TCP Global. They will sell you as little as a quart if needed. The problem is getting a perfect match over faded, and old paint. I used nail polish lacquer to tint with to get it just right.

http://www.tcpglobal.com/

Hawklover
11-25-2018, 11:15 AM
Many thanks.....I only need like 1/2 pint for touch-up purposes
Touch Up Direct dot com doesn't list Studebakers but they do list Cadillacs back to 1964. Not lacquer but they will mix quarts, pints, rattle cans or touch up pens.

https://touchupdirect.com

NCDave51
11-25-2018, 02:41 PM
Have used Sherwin-Williams Automotive supply shops (both in WA and NC for the projects I’ve done in those states) and they are the best. A real human who can walk you through the steps in using true catalyzed acrylic paints - they supply Maaco and other shops.

The Dimension 5A line is a reasonable priced single-stage system (no clearcoat needed), ideal for wheels, trim, bumpers, and with good spraying skills, the entire car. Wide temperature range for the reducers, same activator (catalyst) for all, massive catalog for colors.

A rattle can for anything other than a patch area is going to give iffy results. I don’t have a booth nor a compressor gun; I tape off the garage with 1 mil plastic painters drop cloths and use an HVLP turbine system. Practice on your steel wheelbarrow...the results can be amazing.