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Evans, Marv Evans, Marv is offline
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Storing Extra Auto Paint ???

I've done a search & didn't turn up anything obvious. Question concerns this: I have about 8 oz. of extra paint left over from having my car painted. It was given to me by the painter, and now it's about 5 years old. It's PPG base coat (Irish Green), and was stored in a plastic, sealed, air tight container. I decided to transfer it to a small can (new). The paint, though liquid, was about the consistency of honey. My questons are: 1. Is the paint still good? 2. Is it worth keeping? 3. Can I thin it down with thinner? 4. If so, what kind & how much? I'm not knowledgeable about auto paints, so any info will help. I wanted to keep it in case it would be good for touch up, but if that's not practical, I'll just toss it. I can check back later & thanks.
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:23 PM
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