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Offline John H

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How much paint to buy for re-spray
« on: October 16, 2013, 07:09:56 PM »
I am getting close to start painting my wksp and Im wondering how much cam green to order.Any help appreciated. Cheers Hallsy.
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Re: How much paint to buy for re-spray
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 07:14:32 PM »
I bought a 4l tin of olive drap when doing a re-spray.

I didn't take it back to bare metal

I have used about half and I applied 2 coats. When spraying the paint goes a long way, but you will want more coats if starting from bare metal

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Re: How much paint to buy for re-spray
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 07:29:40 PM »
Yep need a 4lt can Protec lusterless green and 4lt of enamel reducer, I use about 2/3 paint to 1/3 reducer

for a workshop you'll probably only use 2 lt max putting on 2 good coats

your other option is spray cans but that'll be expensive and slow

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Re: How much paint to buy for re-spray
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 08:15:15 PM »
Thanks Ed and Scott,I was thinking along those lines.Hope to have photos up soon.Cheers Hallsy.
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Re: How much paint to buy for re-spray
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 09:31:15 PM »
I didn't use reducer when I did mine. Just thinners.

What does the reducer do?

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Re: How much paint to buy for re-spray
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2013, 10:01:49 PM »
I didn't use reducer when I did mine. Just thinners.

What does the reducer do?

basically the same, I also found get the paint nice and warm - put tin in the hot sun seemed to help
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Re: How much paint to buy for re-spray
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 12:50:09 PM »
If you are going an ambulance, you may need more than the 4l, really depends on WHAT vehicle you are spraying.

I used less than 4L spraying my series 3 though.  Not sure how much the ambulance will take to do when I get to that!
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Re: How much paint to buy for re-spray
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 02:10:34 PM »
I used 4 on mine....
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Re: How much paint to buy for re-spray
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2013, 02:15:15 PM »
Thanks Justin.Paint getting picked up on thursday then the fun can begin.
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