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Old Dec 6th, 12, 02:33 PM
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Looking to see what paints are recommended if your painting in a garage (no booth) car is in NJ so it gets humid but the car will stay in a garage just a nice weekend driver. I had painted this in 1990 autoshop class and a nice booth with diamont system but the car stayed outside for 20 years and the clear and some paint cracked off so I want to do it over this time keep it indoors most of the time. Anything I should look for at a local paint shop or just go the online route? I wasn't going to take it down to bare metal we did that before catalyzed primer etc. Just wanted to sand it good primer/seal then more wet sanding etc and paint/buff. Any ideas would be helpful I wanted to do it back to black and white stripes so no cut in would be needed.
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Old Dec 6th, 12, 03:28 PM
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One thing to remember is if you dont remove all the cracked material and just prime over it the cracks will eventually appear again.
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Old Dec 6th, 12, 06:52 PM
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Yea I plan on going down to the primer on those spots and if it still is shaky I will take it all off. Thx for the heads up.
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Old Dec 6th, 12, 08:41 PM
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What is the paint on it at the moment?
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Old Dec 7th, 12, 05:06 AM
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I am not familiar with the Diamont system you used, but if it used a non catalyzed base coat you MAY have problems with the basecoat lifting when you spray another material over it.
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Old Dec 7th, 12, 07:35 AM
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Go with urethane BC/CC if doing in a garage. You will be tempted to use a single stage (don't do it). Nothing wrong with single stage but much easier to sand through on edges, bodylines, ect with only 2~3 coats. BC/CC you can pile on the clear to sand all the trash out. I really like the SPI Universal Clear. Very user friendly and very easy to buff. I think they are even making base coat again. Many other good brands there too, just my $.02.
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Old Dec 7th, 12, 07:49 AM
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Go with urethane BC/CC if doing in a garage. You will be tempted to use a single stage (don't do it). Nothing wrong with single stage but much easier to sand through on edges, bodylines, ect with only 2~3 coats. BC/CC you can pile on the clear to sand all the trash out. I really like the SPI Universal Clear. Very user friendly and very easy to buff. I think they are even making base coat again. Many other good brands there too, just my $.02.
Does not make a difference if the SS and clearcoat mil thicknesses are the same. If the car is metallic it's pretty obvious the shoot BC/CC. Shot plenty of cars with SS Concept and never buffed through. Seen plenty of novices burn through BC/CC.

OP provides little paint failure details or products and procedures used 20 years ago. "Catalyzed primer" stated is vague.
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Old Dec 7th, 12, 06:03 PM
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Scott,

Certianly you can pull off the SS as you sound experienced in this area. I just did more or less what the OP is doing in my garage with SS Concept 9300. with 3 coats and trash/peel on body lines leaves very little margin for error (ask me how I know). I cut through several places wet sanding and ended up re-coating then cleared and had no issue after that. If I had it to do over again I would have used BC/CC. SS and metallics...forget it. Good luck OP, very rewarding seeing your work when done!
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