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valleyguy
08-02-2008, 12:22 PM
Does anyone have any experience with the "Dupli-color" Lacquer
paints available in advance auto and elsewhere? The colors are very limited but it seems like a simple, easy system for us amateurs. They say no mixing, no flash time for additional coats; Or is this one of those deals where you get what you pay for?

thanks,

Studeman
08-02-2008, 12:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by valleyguy

.... Or is this one of those deals where you get what you pay for?

thanks,



Smart man....

Ray

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raprice
08-02-2008, 01:55 PM
If it's still the same comany, Duplicolor has been around for many years. I've always known them for their touchup paint for new cars.
I remember them when I was a teenager in the '50s. As far as I'm concerned, they're a quality company.
Can you tell me about their product that you're considering?
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

52-fan
08-02-2008, 02:37 PM
On the program 'Trucks' on Spike TV they painted a vehicle with it and had lots of good to say, but the one I am curious about is the PPG industrial paint (I can't remember the name) they painted their "Cheap Jeep" project with. They said the gallon of paint and hardener was less than $70.00. Of course, it is not available as a custom mix,but they showed a chart with a wide range of colors. You can probably get the info at powerblocktv.com .

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Studeman
08-02-2008, 03:02 PM
quote: but the one I am curious about is the PPG industrial paint (I can't remember the name) they painted their "Cheap Jeep" project with. They said the gallon of paint and hardener was less than $70.00. Of course, it is not available as a custom mix, but they showed a chart with a wide range of colors.


Many industrial paints (especially urethanes) are chemically identical to their automotive counterparts. Dupont Imron is an example. It was the hot-ticket for painting cars in the early 80's. Well, It's always been an Industrial Urethane. That's what it was developed as.
For certain colors (solid)- Black, White, Red, you can easily find suitable colors close to OEM automotive colors. These can be tinted with modern automotive pigments to get even closer matches. The cost is a fraction of the same "automotive" paint.

Ray


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valleyguy
08-03-2008, 07:27 AM
Well, I saw the dupli-color quart cans in the local Advance Auto store; they are labled
"Paint shop" brand I think) and is a lacquer. They are also shown on the dupli color website.
It is cheap and comes ready to spray.
I have read that lacquer was used extensively on cars way back when , but that it had a tendency
to bread down (crack,spiderweb) after a period of time. I was wondering is if this new Lacquer
will hold up as well as an a traditional enamel. ??Any thoughts?

bams50
08-03-2008, 08:21 AM
I can't imagine EVER using lacquer again. Urethane enamels are such a huge advancement- easy to apply, easy to repair, and shines relentlessly; and unmatched durability.

Suffice to say- if you want to put the best finish on your pride and joy, my opinion is- totally ignore lacquer and go with Urethane!


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leyrret
08-03-2008, 01:12 PM
Go to http://www.smartshoppersinc.com/ for good deal on paint . I used Kirker on my car. I am no authority
on paint but did well for me. The only draw back is no mixing, you have to pick from colour chart.

butcher
08-04-2008, 07:02 AM
I am a custom painter here in Crawfordsville, Indiana and I can tell you that you get what you pay for! You can purchase a gallon of quality synthetic enamal from car quest for less then you will pay for that autozone or advace paint you are talking about....

studegary
08-04-2008, 03:14 PM
quote:Originally posted by valleyguy

Well, I saw the dupli-color quart cans in the local Advance Auto store; they are labled
"Paint shop" brand I think) and is a lacquer. They are also shown on the dupli color website.
It is cheap and comes ready to spray.
I have read that lacquer was used extensively on cars way back when , but that it had a tendency
to bread down (crack,spiderweb) after a period of time. I was wondering is if this new Lacquer
will hold up as well as an a traditional enamel. ??Any thoughts?


I last used nitrocelluose lacquer in the '70s. I have recently seen paint jobs that I did then and they still look excellent. With that said, I would not use it now. Automotive finishes have advanced a lot in the past 35 years.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

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Studebaker enthusiast much longer