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Old July 17th, 2006, 04:25 PM
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Hoping you might be able to help. In the UK I used to use a paint called Tekaloid which is a coach enamel that dries quite slowly so you can get a really good finish with a brush/roller or whatever. Doesn't sound promising but actually it comes in all the series Land Rover colours and you can get a really good finish with it. Perfectly good for a series Land Rover anyway and actually impressed my old next door neighbour who earned a living spraying show vehicles at Land Rover!

I've been trying to find something similar over here as my paint's looking a bit tired now and it's getting a bit patchwork where I've repainted panels, etc. If it was original paint I'd just leave it and enjoy the patina but a previous owner painted it a particularly horrible colour that's now starting to show through in places. Really need to repaint the whole thing again but don't want to spend much on a (nicely) beaten up old truck....

Any one got any suggestions, be they spray, brush or leave it alone...?

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Old July 17th, 2006, 08:47 PM
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According to the Honda forum, primer is the new color on the street.


I think I'd call an old buddy in the UK and get him to UPS you some of that Tekaloid...
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Old July 18th, 2006, 09:14 AM
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According to the Honda forum, primer is the new color on the street.
LOL - and there was me thinking there were a lot of "rolling projects" out there...

Seriously, if I thought I'd be able to get some UPS'd over I'd do that but I can't imagine it'd get through customs. Anyone know any different?

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Old July 18th, 2006, 10:41 AM
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Sorry to change the subject slightly but I am in need of paint myself but for the frame and the wheel wells. Mine is peeling off whenever I take a garden hose to it. Is there some genuine underbody paint somewhere or some alternitive?
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Sorry to change the subject slightly but I am in need of paint myself but for the frame and the wheel wells. Mine is peeling off whenever I take a garden hose to it. Is there some genuine underbody paint somewhere or some alternitive?
I use 3M undercoat stuff, it looks pretty good and has lasted through our New England winters and several pressure washings.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 01:05 PM
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For the chassis, also consider the Eastwood 'Rust Encapsulator'. Worked great on my CJ-7, and can be done by brush or spray. Then topcoat it with a thicker undercoating if you want

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Old July 18th, 2006, 02:10 PM
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LOL - and there was me thinking there were a lot of "rolling projects" out there...

Seriously, if I thought I'd be able to get some UPS'd over I'd do that but I can't imagine it'd get through customs. Anyone know any different?

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Depends on the contents of the paint. You migt have to ship it via cargo containor. . .

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Old July 18th, 2006, 02:34 PM
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Depends on the contents of the paint. You migt have to ship it via cargo containor. . .

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Digging around today and it looks like Paddocks will ship paint to the US. I'm guessing it's the same stuff or something very similar. Will find out and post back.

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Old July 21st, 2006, 08:01 PM
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Try the marine paints such as Interlux brightside, will work on metal with the proper primer and has amazing self leveling properties. I can get a better finish with this and a roller than I can with the interlux two part that is meant for spraying. I'm not sure about custom colors but it is awesome paint to get a smooth finish without the hassle of spraying.

http://www.yachtpaint.com/usa/default.asp
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