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Where can i purchase paint, primer, clear to enable myself to paint some stuff??? I have some more stuff I want to paint so I think I am going to get myself one of the small detail guns like was suggested before. Should I just go to a local auto body shop and see if they will sell me the stuff I need? How much paint, clear, primer would be needed to cover... door handles, mirrors, grill, vent visors.... Thanks...

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Got to NAPA and tell them what you want. They will mix up however much paint you need, along with the right amounts of hardener and reducer. Get the good paint, do it once, and be happy with the results. Get cheap paint, be frustrated with how it flows, do it many times because it will not last, and be mad everytime you see it.

On our antique tractors we restore it normally runs anywhere from $180 - $300 for a quality paint job. That includes: primer, paint, hardener, and reducer. Price varies due to quanity needed and how much pigment the color has.
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I am just going to be getting black so it shouldn't be too hard to mix....

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I am just going to be getting black so it shouldn't be too hard to mix....
You might be surprised.

It still has to have the right amount of reducer and hardener in it for the humiditiy and temperature outside to flow and lay right. Also cheap black paint will look faded and powdery in not much time if outside.

Good paint can make a bad painter look good and bad paint can make a great painter look awful.
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What is a good brand of detail gun... I have looked around ebay for some different stuff and it seems like there are all kinds of different brands. What is a good brand and what kinda stuff does it need to be able to do

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Alright I have the primer and paint purchased but the guy that i bought the stuff from said that I didn't need to spray a clear w/ the stuff I am using. Does this make any since to all of you that know about this kinda stuff???

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If itis a good quality paint with a sufficient amount of hardner in it, you will not need any clear. It will shine and be very durable.
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I got a dupont brand paint and hardner (and another bottle of something, reducer maybe). I was told i could just mix it 8.1.1 and be good to go and I didn't need any clear.

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Well from my experience you need to mix the reducer accoring to temp and humidity. Mix the paint and hardener how they suggest.
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Bill I got another question for ya since you seem to be the only one that answers any of these.
I sprayed my some primer last night on my pieces and was planing on letting them sit over night then come in and sand them down some. ( i got a few small scratches I am filling in w/ primer so I am spraying then sanding down and spraying again). When I came in this morning I noticed the primer had a really rough texture in it some places. If this is something that I did what did I do wrong. It isn't that big of a deal cause it smoothes right out after I rub across it w/ some 600 grit sandpaper. I am jw though.

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