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post #1 of 7 Old 11-19-2004, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Can i paint my car with ACRYLIC paint?

i have a 93 mustang notch also and i want to paint it with the acrylic paint, could i use it over the existing paint? i am going to use a hardened with no clear coat, anyideas???


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i have a 93 mustang notch also and i want to paint it with the acrylic paint, could i use it over the existing paint? i am going to use a hardened with no clear coat, anyideas???

DO NOT DO THAT.... stay with a urethane base/clearcoat. the paint will last longer and look better-

what process do you intend to do....you doin it yourself, you have the tools.



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Man, I'll tell you my experience I just had. About three years ago I painted a car with acrylic enamel(single stage) it came out looking like crap although after buffing the hell out of it, it was livable. Now I just painted my car with urathane base/clear and its worlds easier to put on and to get it to look right by buffing. I am doing pieces at a time because I did a color change but its easier to go back and repair a screw up with the base/clear setup. I screwed up a few areas on one panel laying the clear down and thought I would have to redo it but I sanded and buffed the area and it turned out great. Just my personel experience as a novice using both. Good luck.

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ooo mman , did you guys use a hardener for the acrylic i already bought a gallon of it, how much dose a gallon of enamel go for?

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Hi, there is NOTHING! wrong with using acrylic enamel paints and is still a very popular paint today, if you use the catalist it will make an excellent job. Base/clear can be nice for car shows but in many cases it is not as durable as single stage acrylics and imo over rated in some ways. So if your on a budget and want a nice job with out busting the bank A/E is an good choice and is quicker/easyer to do.

I have been painting (among other things) for 30+ years.
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how would you paint it??? i mean hardener mixtures and stuff lke that?

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There are many diffrent manufactures of A/E paints, just make sure you get the tech/data sheets, measure sticks and correct temp reducers/matching componets for what ever product you use.
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