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paint in cans by yellow peril
Started on: 09-13-2016 02:33 PM
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did I read in here once that someone made paint in the factory code in a spray can? I could have sworn I read that but have been unable to get it in the search function.
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Report this Post09-13-2016 03:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jmbishopClick Here to Email jmbishopSend a Private Message to jmbishopEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I don't ever paint in cans, I don't think I'd fit.
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Body shop supply stores can put any paint in a spray can. It's not cheap, and it's difficult to get good results.
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Report this Post09-14-2016 02:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for yellow perilClick Here to Email yellow perilSend a Private Message to yellow perilEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
thanks, thats what I was looking for. I just have a small patch I want to fill and paint. don't need a big tadoo. I just hope I can fit in the can
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You may as well go see a color paint mixer yourself as your car is sun faded you just don't know it yet.

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Duplicolor makes $7 spray cans in OEM colors. If you cant find it locally, look online at their website. Some auto paint stores will make them but their going to be $20-30 each. You can also just get a pint of OEM paint from the paint store and buy a couple of Prevail sprayers to spray it for $5

http://www.homedepot.com/p/...ay-Gun-267/202533738
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

Duplicolor makes $7 spray cans in OEM colors. If you cant find it locally, look online at their website. Some auto paint stores will make them but their going to be $20-30 each. You can also just get a pint of OEM paint from the paint store and buy a couple of Prevail sprayers to spray it for $5

http://www.homedepot.com/p/...ay-Gun-267/202533738


Using OEM paint and the prevail sprayers will this give a finish noticeably better than a regular spray can? Not looking for a show car finish or even MAACO, but something better than a completely ruined finish.
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Theyre comparable to spray cans. The plus is that you use your own paint and can thin or tint it to your liking. They may have improved the tip so it sprays a wider pattern than a can...i havent used one for a number of years. You can get a little more pressure by soaking the propellant can in a sink of hot water. Tap hot water, not boiling...too hot can rupture can.

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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

Theyre comparable to spray cans. The plus is that you use your own paint and can thin or tint it to your liking. They may have improved the tip so it sprays a wider pattern than a can...i havent used one for a number of years. You can get a little more pressure by soaking the propellant can in a sink of hot water. Tap hot water, not boiling...too hot can rupture can.



I guess if you can get real paint by the pint or quart it might be more cost effective than a bunch of spray cans. But not really considering how much a pint of paint costs compared to a bunch of spray cans. The reviews on Home Depot were mixed. Some people couldn't get a single drop out of those prevail sprayers even after thinning the paint. Maybe there is a trick to it.

I've been through this debate in my head a thousand times. Painting a Fiero is ridiculously expensive compared to the value of the car. There needs to be a better way to take what is essentially a $1,000 car and put a semi-decent looking paint job without spending thousands of dollars. Otherwise I just have to drive a car with horrible looking paint, because spray can paint won't last a year down here in the Texas sun and it would need to be sanded off and start over.
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The trouble with do it yourself people who dont know how to spray, think they can just pour in the paint and spray. It needs to be very thin...like 1 part paint to 3 parts thinner. You cant even get unthinned paint to come out of a paintgun. Modelers use Prevail or airbrushes all the time. Spray any spraycan paint onto something heavy and watch how easy it runs because its so thin.

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