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Old 09-18-2017, 07:52 PM   #1
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Has anyone used Sherwin Williams Kem 400 to paint their bus?

If so did you use a primer or binder? What color?

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Old 09-18-2017, 09:16 PM   #2
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Nope. Have a price/gal?

KEMŽ 400 Enamel is a general purpose,
short oil alkyd, high gloss enamel.
It is ideal for interior and exterior application
for OEM finishing or refinishing of
industrial, construction, and agricultural
equipment as well as a wide array of
general metal applications.


KEMŽ 400 Acrylic Enamel
For improved exterior color and gloss
retention, faster drying, sharper gloss,
and improved block resistance in stacking,
a 10% addition of Acrylic Modifier,
V70V411, may be added to KEMŽ 400
Enamel.


KEMŽ 400 Urethane Enamel
For increased chemical and abrasion
resistance, improved hardness, sharper
gloss, and better gloss and color retention,
KEMŽ 400 Enamel may be catalyzed
at an 8:1 ratio with KEMŽ 400 Exterior
Catalyst, V66V1020, prior to reduction.
Drying times are slightly faster.
Addition of catalyst eliminates the critical
recoat time. Working potlife is 8 hours
maximum, at room temperature. Catalyst
contains isocyanates, read label
cautions on V66V1020 before use.



Advantages:
• High Gloss
• Good exterior color and gloss retention

• Good one coat protection
• Fast air drying
• Good flexibility and film toughness
• Available in a broad range of colors.
• Ideal for large components because
of longer open time and wet-in of
overspray
• Ideal system for horse trailers, farm,
garden, and construction equipment
and industrial machinery and equipmen
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:01 PM   #3
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I went to an auto paint supplier ($120 per gallon) s and was explaining about painting my bus. They recommended contacting Sherwin Williams industrial. Spoke to the salesman and he said that this was used by city of Phoenix for heavy equipment and by the army. Obviously very durable and about $65 a gallon.

I'm going there Friday to check it out. Wanted to see if anyone had any experience first.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:45 AM   #4
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I am planning on using Rust-Oleum Professional at $27 a gallon. I did a test spot on my bus and it turned out great.

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I am planning on using Rust-Oleum Professional at $27 a gallon. I did a test spot on my bus and it turned out great.

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Use some hardener with it for long lasting results.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:25 AM   #6
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I almost got that. They make a harder for it too. It seem like a good product, but it was just too pricey for us.
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Just used some of that . Sounnds just like it until i check the can. Gave me a discount off another contracto. Paid $35.00 gallon. Didn't quite match the Rusroleum Forest green. Was a little thin in comparison with rustoleum. I and the guy that painted the roof with rustoleum like rustoleum better.
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Let us know how it goes. I am thinking of buying the Sherwin Williams "All Surface Enamel Oil Base" and using a roller.

$65 a gallon they have a 40% sale in a few days.
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Painting is fun !!!

I am 2+ weeks into a paint job- including prep. Prep is where it's at.

Power washed with phosphate detergent.

I hand sanded the entire surface of the bus with #220 lightly- did not break through the paint. Take of oxidation layer. Yes, it takes a long time alone.

Shot a layer of tinted primer- just add few drops of paint to white primer. Gives you idea of color on bus early on.

Shot 3 light, wet coats of rustoleum, blended my own color from white/primaries. Probably have 2 -2 1/2 gallons used so far. Some waste- can't save hardner-activated paint.

Wait 6 months cure, Urethane clear.

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Painting is fun !!!

I am 2+ weeks into a paint job- including prep. Prep is where it's at.

Power washed with phosphate detergent.

I hand sanded the entire surface of the bus with #220 lightly- did not break through the paint. Take of oxidation layer. Yes, it takes a long time alone.

Shot a layer of tinted primer- just add few drops of paint to white primer. Gives you idea of color on bus early on.

Shot 3 light, wet coats of rustoleum, blended my own color from white/primaries. Probably have 2 -2 1/2 gallons used so far. Some waste- can't save hardner-activated paint.

Wait 6 months cure, Urethane clear.

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DUDE! That's awesome!!!!
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