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Old June 2nd, 2010, 06:30 PM
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Paint for brushing not spraying

Maybe a stupid question, but I need to do some touchup on my series but I want to brush it on, not spray. It's mainly just to prevent rust and cover spots where brake fluid has eaten away the paint for example and I'd like it put it on thick.

I want to order online as I don't have time to go find a local supplier. Just need a quart or less. paintscratch.com appears to have my color (Bronze Green/38500a) but the terminology is throwing me off. Do I want a single stage "basecoat"?

I am not sure if automotivetouchup.com have the color, but it's not clear what to buy from them either. They have "Urethane Base Coat Color ready to spray", the ready to spray bit bothers me.

Tower paint only has tiny touchup bottles or spray cans, not sure if they have the color.

What should I be trying to get?

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Old June 2nd, 2010, 08:55 PM
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Epoxy primer or self etching primer if the area is aluminium or galvanized as a base and a can of tower paint spray for the top. Just paint will peel in my experience. However, if you want "just paint" you want single stage paint (with primer under it). Dupont centurian [sic] I think is what one of the club members used to brush paint his truck and it came out insanely well. Had it mixed at an autobody shop.
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atlantic british and rovers north used to sell paint, both will be a good match. The RN stuff was in the small spray can and was hard to tell the difference between that and the old paint. I did a few doors on my old 88 and was pretty happy with the result. Not the cheapest route but minimal homework and no worries about matching.
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Pretty sure you are talking about Dupont Centari single stage acrylic enamel Ron.

I have sprayed a few cars with it and it seems to be a decent paint.
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It doesn't look like RN or AB sell paint anymore. No worries. I think I'm just going to rattle can black the stuff I am thinking of painting right now. It's all under the hood or behind panels, or places you have to look really hard to see. I just want to prevent it rusting. I had just thought it would be easy to get a pint of the right color that I could brush on as needed - I'll look around locally when I have time.

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Old June 3rd, 2010, 07:56 AM
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Just make sure to give it a good cleaning before paint, brake cleaner is sure effective at removing the stuff. I assume you are probably talking about the top of the pedal box? Can't see that anyways once the wing is back on.
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Yup, I sprayed degreaser on it and power washed it all. Both engine side and above the pedals on the inside but yes, not seeing any of this. Well, there are some spots I'd touch up after removing the floor panels if I had the right color too. But no big deal.
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Epoxy primer or self etching primer if the area is aluminium or galvanized as a base and a can of tower paint spray for the top. Just paint will peel in my experience. However, if you want "just paint" you want single stage paint (with primer under it). Dupont centurian [sic] I think is what one of the club members used to brush paint his truck and it came out insanely well. Had it mixed at an autobody shop.
Dupont Centari with activator etc about $35 a quart
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Well, one of the tunnel pieces is rusting (didn't know they were steel) too so I'm back to wanting paint. Where can I get this Dupont paint locally Doug?

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I bought it @ Annapolis Auto Parts but any place that carries Dupont Automotive finishes would have it.
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