Help me spray on a budget!

  1. hooblah Member

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    Lol £9 for the hardener and £11 for postage. Kinda expensive when I only need 250ml.
     
  2. ukracer Forum Supporter

    Not at all....its all well and good requiring safety equipment but the latest paints are getting more and more dangerous.
     
  3. hooblah Member

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    I saw a previous thread by HughF where he used 2k hardener with synthetic paint. Has anyone else tried this?
     
  4. keithski122 Member

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    If you have breathing equipment I wouldn't bother with synthetic myself, go in with 2k.
     
  5. hooblah Member

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    Unfortunately I don't. Would it be expensive?
     
  6. hooblah Member

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    Yep too expensive :laughing:

    I'll consider it for future jobs though.
     
  7. HughF

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    cheap HVLP turbine gun (spray tan style) - synthetic paint...

    Use the turbine because: warm air dries the pain faster, less overspray, no need for a reg/oil+water seperator
     
  8. hooblah Member

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    I'm trying to cut costs here, not increase them lol. I guess £20 for hardener is cheaper than £100 for a turbine sprayer...
     
  9. steveo3002 Member

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    the bad stuff is in the hardener , so if youre prepared to mix it with some random paint , might as well order the proper 2k and take the advantage of using it
     
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  11. hooblah Member

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    I went to a paint shop earlier. I went for the cheapest option which was an industrial cellulose. I bought 2 litres along with anti bloom thinners. At 1:1 that gives me 4 litres. That should be enough, right?
    I'll put some pics up soon.
     
  12. steveo3002 Member

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    are you doing the roof or leaving it...alot of paint there for something you never see
     
  13. hooblah Member

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    I haven't actually had a good look at the roof yet, but I do know there's a bit of rust on it, and a dent right by the windscreen.
     
  14. HughF

    HughF Member

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    Brush the roof with some Dulux or similar household gloss
     
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  15. steveo3002 Member

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    or brush in the rust spots with a brush and whats left over ?
     
  16. HughF

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    Depends how well it covers and how much body is in it. Personally I'd have used synthetic and blown over one coat. You would have got the coverage and gloss in a single coat. Unlikely with cellulose.
     
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  17. hooblah Member

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    Yes that sounds like a plan. I was thinking of leaving it til the summer to tackle it, haven't quite decided yet. It's already taking quite some time to do the prep. I don't like the idea of going all this way to end up with a crap result, so I'm putting in the time to get it right.

    I ground down any rust spots (there were lots) and went over the whole van with a 40 grit on a DA today. It hasn't torn up the paint, in fact it's left it quite smooth.
    I ground back most of the visible rust on the arches. One of them is quite badly perforated and will need a new section welding in. However I had the idea to brush both sides with por 15 and then using fibreglass filler on the back, and body filler on the outside. Good idea?
    On the other arches, I was thinking of doing the same with the por 15, but skipping the filler and then simply painting over it. Will that look bad after the paint goes on?

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  18. bert Member

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    Ideally you need to get to 400 before putting the paint on. After priming I use 800 before the base goes on.
     
  19. hooblah Member

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    Noted, thanks.

    A few questions about por 15 if anyone is able to answer them :
    Is it sandable?
    Can I paint over it?
    Can I body filler over it?
     
  20. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    It’s expensive rubbish.
     
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