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    if i was to buy paint (not aerosol) to mix with thinners etc.. what am i looking for star silver 3 ,157 ,2au what ever you want to call it, would it be a cellulose paint or a base coat with 2k laquer?? i dont understand seen on ebay as cellulose but read somewhere else metallic colours need a laquer.. i dont get it confused .com........

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    it'll be base coat with 2k laquer. If you want a good paint supplier try these, not sure if they post tho.

    www.fishermotorfactors.co.uk

    All my paint is bought from there.

    They also supply most of lincolnshire's body shops

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    Paul , you can try MK Paints at Tongwell , I have bought from them in the past

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    cheers will look at them both any ideas how much paint i'll need to spray a bumper and skirt.

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    Most matallic paints are a base coat then after u have covered it u then appy the clear laq but u can get it in a direct gloss which is already all mixed together u could mix the matallic paint with the 2k laq together and paint it like that its just longer to paint base coat with 2k clear on top but u do get a better finish paintin base coat the clear laq on top depends on how good u are i paint main in direct gloss and u cant beat my finish but i also get just the same finish if i paint base coat with clear 2k im just that good lol,,,,,only joking ppl ive just done it for a long time<<<

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    Half litre of paint will easy do it and give you left overs, Mix with 2k thinners 50/50

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    i wouldnt mix it 50:50 mate,thats asking for a reaction.i always mix solvent base coat 2:1
    as for price,think a half litre of bas coat is about 20quid

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    Quote Originally Posted by *enery* View Post
    i wouldnt mix it 50:50 mate,thats asking for a reaction.i always mix solvent base coat 2:1
    as for price,think a half litre of bas coat is about 20quid
    Do you reccomend 2 parts paint/1 part thinners then? I was told by a retired sprayer 50:50 mix and thats what i've always done but have had some reactions and have ended up using a isolater to prevent this (which has worked everytime) This may explain my reactions. Thanks

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    ye i always mix 2 parts paint to 1 part thinners.less thinners the less chance of reaction.
    so much easier in that sense to use waterbase paint..but its expensive and takes aaaaages.lol.

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    cheers guys what about primer and laquer does this need thinning too.

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