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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2001, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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I did a trial run for painting my jeep on one of my fenders. I found what I think is a decent paint, but it a general use paint. It is a high gloss lacquer. I was able to sand it well to remove orange peel and it looked good, but the paint itself seems "soft"-I mean I tested it for durability by scratching at it with my fingernail and I removed the paint! This was a couple of days after I painted the fender, so maybe it isn't dry? The primer went on well and was durable, so I don't think it is that. My question is will the paint harden over a longer period of time or did I get the wrong paint for this application.

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Re: question for rattle can paint experts

You didn't paint over enamal did you?Cause I painted regular paint over spray paint..same deal.
It will harden after a few days..but hell the spray paint should have hardened by now.

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lacquer dries real fast ..like 15 minutes ...is the primer lacquer also ?

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I will have to take a look at what kind of primer it was...What is most primer?

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acrylic laquer

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Re: question for rattle can paint experts

I found that the best thing to do is to take it down to bare metal and go from there. I used the same brand rattle can paint (Krylon) and its holding up wonderfully...even with only two coats. I'm thinking of putting a few more coats on later this summer now that its a year old and has proven good.

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Acrylic laquer takes several weeks to dry hard, especially the rattle can variety. Parking it in the sun will help.
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Re: question for rattle can paint experts

Hi,

Maybe an idea... I normally have my cans mixed to order over here in Great Britain. I use what we call over here two pack paint. This is the type of paint you'd normally mix with a seperate hardener, but the shop I get it from mixes the hardener in and puts it in a spray can. You have to keep the cans cool (I normally put them in the fridge) to stop the paint from hardening in the can.

Best thing to do is to buy this type of paint shortly before you do the spray job and use it as soon as possible. Great stuff, and you don't need to rely on heat (although it speeds the drying even more) and the paint goes rock hard in a couple of hours.

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Re: question for rattle can paint experts

I'm using rustoleum enamal (metallic cobalt blue) on my 51CJ3a right now. It's available from wal-mart for about 4 bucks a can. It takes a week or more to fully harden, but when it does it seems to be tough and very long lasting. Best of all it is quick easy and cheap for repairs and touchup. The hardest part is getting uniform application. I've got the same paint on my seat frames and I'll be using it on my bumpers, brush guard and tire carrier too.

Several years ago I painted a nissan with a 1 stage enamal instead of a base coat, clear coat. That was one of the best paint jobs I have ever had and it looked great when I sold it 4 or 5 years later. It took about a month before the paint didn't seem soft anymore.

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Re: question for rattle can paint experts

My Krylon paint job on the homemade bumper took several days to harden also. It would rub off a day later where the tire carrier base was rubbing against the bumper when opened. I repainted it and left it alone. Now that it's well cured even after several opening it shows no sign of rubbing off.


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