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Old 04-23-2021, 12:39 PM   #1
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how much paint is required ?

i been outta the gig for yrs and im wondering how much paint will i need on a full job for a 69 gmc long bed, regular cab, paint will cover inner/outer cab including jams and doors. fenders and outer bed. paint is coming from https://www.autocolorlibrary.com/pro...31226399359011, ACRYLIC ENAMEL, no thinning required. i was thinkin a gallon for sure. med olive poly over light grey sealer.
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Old 04-23-2021, 03:22 PM   #2
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Getting close to also and would like to know
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Old 04-24-2021, 10:00 AM   #3
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Re: how much paint is required ?

I would think a gallon It depends on how it would cover. If it's a high solids paint a gallon would do well. They do not list their solid content on their data sheet , they did say that 2/3 coats will cover. It's got an 8 to 1 mix ratio and a slight amount of reducer will bring you close to five quarts which should be enough. You could order another quart to be on the safe side You might want to consider reducing the last coat for better flow out. Paint the floor first so you get the hang of it .I'm sure you'll do a good job.

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Old 04-24-2021, 02:04 PM   #4
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Re: how much paint is required ?

I gave my 65C 10 short bead 4 coats of PPG’s Concept it has a reduction of 421 excluding the top and interior 2 1/2 gallons and I have a quart left over it took a quart to do the top and upper part of the doors
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Old 04-24-2021, 03:41 PM   #5
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Re: how much paint is required ?

NSB ..He stated the paint requires no thinning..wouldnt that mean hes gonna need a lot of paint to do everything on his list..?
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Old 04-24-2021, 05:39 PM   #6
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NSB ..He stated the paint requires no thinning..wouldnt that mean hes gonna need a lot of paint to do everything on his list..?
Yep he sure will that’s why I pointed out the reduction and how many coats I gave it in my case 1 gallon of paint reduced with Hardner makes 1 3/4 gallons ready to spraying if he does not plan on color sanding and buffing he would not need to do four coats like I did to be honest with you I miss the part where he said he was not doing the inside of his bed and that it did not need to be reduced
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Old 04-24-2021, 05:46 PM   #7
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ive always reduced last coat years ago spraying enamel . i just dont want to get too much and have it go to waste. one place wanted 400.00 a gal...
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Old 04-25-2021, 09:04 AM   #8
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I like to share with you what I learned about solid content. The solid content of concept is 32%. And Industrial single stage 65%. I bought a Ford extended van that the rockers were rusted out and it was a little beat up from a junkyard. I started doing shows and when I would pick up the paint at the factory the boys on a dock with laugh and say how the hell can you sell rust paint when your trucks rusty. Give me some paint and I'll paint it okay. So one of the owners gives me a gallon , I said this isn't going to be enough. He says three quarts. Okay ,he says he paints a entire Firebird with one quart of paint . New rockers in, and painted the truck a beige , 3 quarts. When you have a high solid content it covers pretty quick , even on one coat. I just saw a gallon of clear for $800. No pigment. Most expensive part auto paint is light stable pigments and then you have your pearls, which is outrageous. The bottom line is manufacturing automotive paint is a high profit market. PPG , Sherwin-Williams and and the major paint companies are buying up all the independent small manufacturers and then they're gone. I wouldn't be surprised with these new regulations that the hobbyist will have a difficult time buying paint. They outlawed methylene chloride paint remover and the replacement sold in hardware stores to John Q public doesn't really work. First rule of the paint business , can't raise the price add more thinner.
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