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Old 04-01-2006, 07:00 PM   #11
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Now that might not be a bad idea. Figure two or three gallons to do the job with a sprayer..... and then a little clear coat to REALLY punch it up.....
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:15 PM   #12
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I found a kit from the same seller that comes with the hardner & reducer. Also this is a darker metallic blue....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUTO-PAI ... 4572410200

I think I'm going to get this.

Anyone know if I'd need to clear coat this? It comes with hardner, but would clear coat make it shinier?

I also read on one of the testimonials that it looks better if you do 2 light coats then 2 wet coats. Is a wet coat where you put another coat over a still wet coat?

Also (this is the cheap basterd in me asking this one) for the white part, I bought white primer. Can you just clear coat white primer, rather than painting white paint over the allready white primer?
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Old 04-01-2006, 11:03 PM   #13
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Ultimately the best way to tell if you can do something is just to go ahead and do it. Take some white primer, and clear coat it, and see. I don't know how it will hold up to sunshine.... but some people (used to) paint their buses every year...

I think I may be in the same boat, but I should have at least 12 months to find out. It's enough to keep my wife from getting mad right now and still look somewhat cool.... that's good enough for me!

As for a wet coat, that is a heavier coating - so it is on wet (instead of drying instantly) but not so heavy as to run. Or, you could just do an extra thin coat. Be careful with paint you have to mix with hardeners - they only have so long to use before they harden - on your bus or in your sprayer. If you want good looks and "idiot resistant" application maybe you should use laquer?

Clear coat will make it shinier. If you want real shiny, you must clear coat, and then polish with a slow polisher. My rule is it must look good from 50 feet away. (almost ANY paint can do that). I'll save the "look good from 3 feet away" for motorcycles and small sports cars.

(I found out from my neighbor that when the elementary school was heading out on a field trip and passed down my street, all the 5th graders were buzzing about "this is the street with the cool bus with the flames" - no WONDER my daughter is going to college in another state... dad embarasses her!
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I've been painting yesterday & today. Here is how it looks so far;



Thats after 2 coats but no clear coat yet. The metallic really looks great, I'm very happy with the paint. I'll take more pics as I get more done.
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the photos don't do it justice....That really is awsome looking paint!

my sprayer still working good?
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