Need help with painting.

nonos

New Member
Hi. Guys ,, can anyone recommend a good base paint and a good clear. Coat. The only one I know is TRIPLE BLACKI BELIEVE it's from PPP I'm not a pro but tired of. The b.s. thanks guys
 

Chuck Leeper

Toxic old bastard
Staff member
We've used PPG Deltron, PPG Shop Line, Matrix.
Current project is a 55 Chevy pu. It's getting the Shop Line product.
My 55 Chevy sedan is getting the Shop Line, too.
I'm seeing some negative comments on Matrix. One being the price. Since they were bought out, they've skyrocketed the costs. Not worth it, in my opinion.
House of Color has been bought out, too. Prices are outta sight.
A "for instance"...A looonng deal on PPG Shop Line $
1 gallon of blue metallic, 1 gallon of silver metallic, reducers, activators, 1 gallon of grey sealer = $1450
I'd guess Deltron would be at least another $500.
Black is probably a less expensive color.
The Shop Line mixes 4:1:1
A "high end" clear is a good investment!
 

grass doctor

Dream Catcher
BASF glasurit FTW...expensive but the best IMOP ...PPG 9700 is their pure black .... most all blacks have some color in them... I will have to look in my notes on best factory matching codes
 

grass doctor

Dream Catcher
ok most prefer wa8555 vs wa848 code... for reference ... their have been problems with the OEM code wa848 coming out brownish in certain light ... but I agree with chuck on the high quality clear ..
 

KC87

Well-Known Member
I've often thought for a daily drive that Imron would be good, tough as nails. Old school so don't know if there's better now.
 

Chuck Leeper

Toxic old bastard
Staff member
I've seen discussions on the "blackest black", that included the black used on the Merc Marine Black Max outboards....
 

TurboWh1

Active Member
Go Glasurit on the clear. It has by far the deepest hue and reflection. I've used many manufacturers paint.... PPG, DuPont, RM, BASF, House of Kolor. Base is more forgiving go with stock paint code for GN unless you are jambing out the entire car with hood, doors and trunk off. You don't need to buy high end base. I like a good ruducer so paint atomization is better when sprayed.
 

KC87

Well-Known Member
Back in 82, that's 1982 you wise guys, I painted my K-5 blazer with black enamel with the hardener. 4 years later it still looked pretty darn good and that's with 4 winters too. No polishing or wet sanding but it did have a little orange peel. Cost about $50, lol.
 

grass doctor

Dream Catcher
Back in 82, that's 1982 you wise guys, I painted my K-5 blazer with black enamel with the hardener. 4 years later it still looked pretty darn good and that's with 4 winters too. No polishing or wet sanding but it did have a little orange peel. Cost about $50, lol.
but your half blind now ...LOL
 

nonos

New Member
We've used PPG Deltron, PPG Shop Line, Matrix.
Current project is a 55 Chevy pu. It's getting the Shop Line product.
My 55 Chevy sedan is getting the Shop Line, too.
I'm seeing some negative comments on Matrix. One being the price. Since they were bought out, they've skyrocketed the costs. Not worth it, in my opinion.
House of Color has been bought out, too. Prices are outta sight.
A "for instance"...A looonng deal on PPG Shop Line $
1 gallon of blue metallic, 1 gallon of silver metallic, reducers, activators, 1 gallon of grey sealer = $1450
I'd guess Deltron would be at least another $500.
Black is probably a less expensive color.
The Shop Line mixes 4:1:1
A "high end" clear is a good investment!
Wow, thanks Chuck. I've got a lot to learn , those are some crazy prices
Thx again bud.
 
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