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DFW40
06-09-2006, 12:10 PM
Where can I buy auto paint for my box. I have a gun and would like to get some higher end paint that is very glossy.....like on pimp my ride etc.

ramos
06-09-2006, 12:12 PM
Check out your local yellow pages for autbody supplies . Some will sell to the public some won't. The gloss you see comes from clear coat, and buffing it afterwards :)

ramos
06-09-2006, 12:13 PM
And although it's been said many times before. The finish is only as good as the prep work preceding it :)

MrSector9
06-09-2006, 12:16 PM
you can actually get a very glossy pro looking finish wiht rattle cans.

No offense but if you cannot get the prep/finishing with a rattle can then ther eis no point in buying expensive auto paint.

Like ramos said it is all about the prep and after work.

ramos
06-09-2006, 12:18 PM
you can actually get a very glossy pro looking finish wiht rattle cans.

No offense but if you cannot get the prep/finishing with a rattle can then ther eis no point in buying expensive auto paint.

Like ramos said it is all about the prep and after work.

Tis true I was just gonna say that. I'm working on some pods for my little john boat right now. I'll post some pics when I get done of the rattle can greatness. :)

MrSector9
06-09-2006, 12:19 PM
Also i should add that.

Locally you can buy a custom mixed rattle can ($20 canadian) color matched to any code you give the local parts place here. They mix it up in a couple minutes.

DFW40
06-09-2006, 12:22 PM
Well the fiberglass is as smooth as glass 400 grit etc with zero pinholes. I want that high gloss sparkly type of paint you would see on a lowrider.

MrSector9
06-09-2006, 12:25 PM
oh well expensive :)

You will have to hi build prime
wetsand
prime
wetsand
prime
bascoat color
wetsand
clear with sparkles in it (you custom mix using a sparkle of choice HOK is nice)
wetsand
buff

You can skip some steps in there if you want but for a sexcellent job... above works :)

DFW40
06-09-2006, 12:29 PM
oh well expensive :)

You will have to hi build prime
wetsand
prime
wetsand
prime
bascoat color
wetsand
clear with sparkles in it (you custom mix using a sparkle of choice HOK is nice)
wetsand
buff

You can skip some steps in there if you want but for a sexcellent job... above works :)

I want sexcellent, now where can I find a place that will mix sparkles etc for me.

MrSector9
06-09-2006, 12:35 PM
hmm the oens we get we mix ourselves. There is a thign ont he side to tell you how much to mix wiht so much clear.

Got half a tub of orange HOK sparkles here... or "flakes" haha

Dupont also has a new line with candys and such i think they also might sell flakes. Call around.

ramos
06-09-2006, 12:42 PM
hmm the oens we get we mix ourselves. There is a thign ont he side to tell you how much to mix wiht so much clear.

Got half a tub of orange HOK sparkles here... or "flakes" haha

Dupont also has a new line with candys and such i think they also might sell flakes. Call around.


There are mix instructions on the hok flakes ? :D I never stopped to read them I guess. :)

MrSector9
06-09-2006, 12:47 PM
haha yeup

standard flakes - 1 to 3 ounces per quart depending on deisred effet
mini or ultra mini - 2 teaspoons per quart for dark basse,1 ounce per quart for light base

Fancy :)

we suauly do what i imagine you do... mix til we like it :) mad scientist style

ramos
06-09-2006, 12:53 PM
we suauly do what i imagine you do... mix til we like it :) mad scientist style
Yep, dump in some. Stir it up, hold it up to the light. and so on :)

ramos
06-09-2006, 01:03 PM
http://www.hokpaint.com/scripts/depot.exe?pgm=hokgate.bbx

If you can't find it locally :)

bjfish11
06-09-2006, 02:15 PM
I get all my paint mixed at a place called O'Reillys, i dont think its a nationwide chain, but its like an advance auto or pep boys. There are a lot in kansas.
I think it acutally may end up being cheaper than rattle cans, I can get a pint for around 12 bucks, depending on color of course, and I can paint a couple boxes per pint.
Gallon of clear is around 85 or so, paint many boxes with it. But if you dont use it very much, rattle cans would be cheaper, but in the long run, I think it eventually evens out.