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#1 JDPhillips81

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 05:31 PM

So, apparently you can paint an old car in its original paint i.e 2k. But after asking locally (Milton Keynes) apparently my car isn't old enough and has to be water based now!? Any ideas? 1991 car in Caribbean Blue...
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Posted 07 June 2019 - 08:50 AM

sounds like hog wash to me go to another garage.



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 12:14 PM

It was from the company that supplies our painter at my garage... Unless he's just mugging me off because he ain't getting the job?

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 09:57 PM

You can even paint it in cellulose if you wish. I'm just doing a 1991 Cooper in black/white using cellulose.



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:22 PM

A lot of body shops have changed to water based now so they probably wouldn’t entertain using solvent based anyway, it’s still coated in 2k clear so don’t see the issue, problem with water based is getting it to dry when used at home, but a proper booth won’t be a problem. If the price is right and quality what you want I wouldn’t bother about type of paint being used, I would have used it on my mk2 if I had facilities, they even do a water based high build primer. I think good body shops still using solvent based clear over base are probably getting thin on the ground now.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 07:03 AM

That's my issue, I would like to paint at home and have heard water based is a nightmare. Could do we finding a supplier who would make the original paint...

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 07:49 AM

Yep 99% of accident repair bodyshops use waterbase due to legislation and stuff all the places I’ve worked have had it for the last 15 yrs or so BUT ........ we do order in solvent based paints without any problem both for jobs and personal use , your local paint supplier should sell it you no problem just give them the colour code ! You can even order it online and have it delivered by loads of places

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 08:14 AM

Jawel paints are very good I get all mine from there, I have used 2k solid on my mk2 but you need to consider the risks before painting. Airfed mask good filtered extraction being a must. I built a booth inside garage with filter on inlet and outlet. i also used a 300mm air mover to create flow through. Always vacuumed before paint and wet the floor.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 10:12 AM

Jawal Paints are a great company. Order by phone before around mid-day and it will arrive the next day.



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Posted 09 June 2019 - 07:16 AM

Thanks for the help 😁. So my car is a metallic base and clear, I've had a look at their website but not sure what paint is correct now. I thought it was 2k, but that appears to be for flat non top coat paints... Any thoughts?

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 09:51 AM

You use solvent base coat and either 2k clear or a 1k clear such as upol smart clear, dependant upon you facilities, the clear must be applied shortly after the base coat so it adheres to it properly.




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