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Discussion in 'VB - VK Holden Commodore (1978 - 1985)' started by Trevor loves holden., Nov 27, 2019.
After having a few kids, you wish you did have a shower wearing a raincoat
Clear over the acyrlic...You'd be silly not to clear it
So you used a base coat then the clear, ok then, I thought that been so old they just used acrylic paints back then.
I undercoated with grey primer/filler, then top coated with colour then the first coat of clear was mixed with the paint still in the gun, then straight clear over that.
They always used a primer in the old days
Base coat is the colour, yea I know to under coat it, every base colour recommends a undercoat colour, well I think they do as it has a impact on the base coat.
They have those new 2pack paint spray cans now u press the button at the bottom to let the clear mix in with your colour, shake it for 5min then spray no need for a clear as the clear covers the surface, I used it on my roof came up good the down side is the price, 38 a can only took 1.5 cans to do, the rest you end up wasting as its no good after 25min once you mix the clear in.
If U get the seats hardened U can run any fuel U like.
hey trevorlovesholden, I had a old 6cyl with the same fuel use issue, I just used unleaded, old engine didnt warrant the price of better octane fuel. I did notice the engine lacked power though, apart from being an old engine, so I occasionally put in a tube of modern efi injector cleaner from my newer car and installed a higher ratio diff and it did improve the power a lot especially with the old traumatic auto, probably cleaned out the old varijet carbi n lines as well.
I didn't use a different colour as a base coat.....But if you want to knock yourself out....Yes it does change the top coat colour
I wouldn't be painting a whole car with a pressure pack can....Makes the job look like a school kid did it....But hey, your choice
I'm with VC a young bloke on here just tried pressure can on his doors and it came out shithouse.
Did my roof as mine was peeling hardcore, came up pretty good, depends on how well you prepare the surface and operator I suppose, I used those 2k Max can that has the clear in it goes hard and shiny, I have the right gear to use on my compressor which I will use due to the size of the job, it would cost a fortune in spray packs compare to using my gravity feed spray gun.
I did try my boot with the colour base spray can and a clear on top it looked fantastic with just base coat once I sprayed the clear on it was like yuk, think I used the wrong clear so I ended up finding a good bonnet and replaced it for 50 bucks. I do recommend those Max 2k cans for small jobs.
When you push the button in it mixes the hardener not a clear, also the paint last up to 48 hour's not 25min.
So once the hardener is added, you can use the paint up to 48 hrs later? I would have thought the paint would have hardened up & become unusable?
I thought the gear you mix yourself says 2hrs or 8hrs, can't remember exactly.
Spot on I couldn't spray anymore out of the can after 25-30min, went to hard ended up with a half of can unusable ( yes I tipped the can over and cleaned out the nozzle.)
2K does not need clear, you can put it on if you like to get a much richer look.
If your doing a basecoat method without the activator then you have to use a 2K clear that's where I went wrong on my bonnet, basecoat was terrific but only used acrylic clear that was the downfall, live and learn wasted around 200 on that hence the reason I just got a good second hand bonnet wasn't going to waste any more on it.
Is this clear only? It appeared to me that it was only clear & no colour.
That is correct that's for when you just laydown normal basecoat without activator to seal the job, colour 2k with activator does not need a top coat.
Basecoat = colour?
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