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Old September 13th, 2010, 09:02 PM
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Best paint?

Big day as I dropped off the first set of parts to get color on them.

Truck is going back willow green which is a metallic base coat/clear coat.

I tried searching but could not find anything saying what is the best paint to use in terms of durability etc...


Painter says DUPONT but thought I would ask here to see what you all thought.

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Old September 13th, 2010, 10:12 PM
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I'm a fan of PPG.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 10:25 PM
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clear coat.


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I thought only beluga black got the clear coat?
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Old September 13th, 2010, 11:47 PM
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I thought only beluga black got the clear coat?
Well if you are going to respray the truck why not correct what LR didn't do and put a clearcoat on.
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Well if you are going to respray the truck why not correct what LR didn't do and put a clearcoat on.
Why do you think clearcoat is an improvement?
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Old September 14th, 2010, 02:32 PM
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harder to scratch, but also harder to touch up/rub out
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Old September 14th, 2010, 02:57 PM
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I thought only beluga black got the clear coat?
There are a number of NAS clear coat colors:
Beluga Black, Willow Green, British Racing Green, Arizona Blue (and a few I likely forgot).

PPG and DuPont both have goods and bads about them.
You should go with what your painter is used to using and make sure he has a DuPont or PPG certification for the paint warranty.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 03:48 PM
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Can you get a color equivalent to the Willow Green without the clearcoat?

Tyler, I think you plan on getting the 110 out to play from time to time....would it be easier to shine up with a single stage (if that's even the correct terminology)?

...thinking out loud again....

Oh, and congrats on the progress!

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Old September 14th, 2010, 04:46 PM
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Having a Beluga Black 90, I can tell you that when the clear coat gets the slightest scratch, it really shows up. Compunding is a real pain because unlike non-clear coat, getting a scratch out isn't easy because if you don't do it right, it dulls the finish.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 10:20 AM
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Thanks for all the help. Yes I do plan on using the truck but think I will stick to clear coat instead of single stage as I want it to match the rest of the parts as good as possible. Thanks Mike for the info I really appreciate it. I will check into all of that stuff as well as keep you all updated the best I can.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 10:41 AM
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..think I will stick to clear coat instead of single stage as I want it to match the rest of the parts as good as possible.
Ah, sure then. For some reason I thought the entire thing was being painted.


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Old September 15th, 2010, 08:35 PM
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My paint guy uses PPG which is what I think Land Rover used for the Beluga Black.
If I remember right the paint on my D110 is:
1 coat primer
2 coats base
1 coat base/clear
1 coat clear
baked in between at 125 degrees
I think he also did a light sand/buffing between each coat.
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