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Old 07-22-2020, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default 49 maroon paint

I had a quart of catalyzed enamel touch up paint for my 49. I scratched the front fender and tryed to touch it up, didn't work. Then I remembered when I bought the car the seller said the front had been repainted. The touch up worked fine on scratches around the tailgate. Ended up using the quart to re-spray the wheels.

So this part under the front bumper had rust under it so I decided to repaint. Didn't even have paint on the underside. This turns out OK since I will get a quart of sherwin williams single stage matched with a camera and see how close it is. If close I'll just repaint the one fender, otherwise 2 fenders and the hood. BTW Sherwin Williams single stage is $188 and PPG $500 for a quart.

A body shop I'd used before told me the camera matched paint is right on the money. His shop however won't do old cars. MAACO will spray it if I decide not to do it myself, two fenders and the hood for $600 with single stage which I thought was a good price.

Stripped the paint and then sanded, put on Ospho, repeat sanding, etc. Had to use the new non-methyl chloride remover which is OK but takes a lot longer.
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Old 07-22-2020, 02:27 PM   #2
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$500 for a quart must be a mistake. $2000/gal? Something isn't right. I've used ppg ss for many years and $300/gal might be more like it.
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Tony, I just priced ppg base in maroon for my 48, $1200.00/ gallon, something is really wrong with these paint mfgs
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Seems like any red based color has been high priced for some time now.
For example when purchasing a new car a number of years ago, i was informed that if i wanted a red color there was an additional $600 added to the price of the car.
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Old 07-24-2020, 07:24 AM   #5
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As long as I can remember reds have been more expensive. I assume the pigment is more costly.
I see you stripped that pan and I am not sure how to do it but if you got stripper in those seams you need to make sure to get it all out. I have some brown showing on mine like it is rust around there but it isn't because rust always gets worse and it hasn't so I attributed it to the paint stripper bleeding through.
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