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I need a paint system for my car. Suggestions?

Hi all,


As a few of you have been following, I am working on a restoration of my 69 T, and making it an RSR look retro-racer.

I am almost to the point where I have to choose a paint system for it. I need a primer, hardener, reducer, base coat, clear coat.

It doesn't have to be pebble beach, but I would like it to look nice. I'm going to be painting it one of the German RAL colors.

I have a deep discount at the local Sherwin Williams automotive paint store, but I'm open to suggestions. I have heard that every brand has a great premium paint, and bargain paints as well.

I would also consider using a Sikkens clear, as I've heard it's the best...but I don't know if I have the budget for all Sikkens product.

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I may be out of line, but for most quality shops I know, nobody uses SW, I don't like it either, but since we are a shop, we are require to use the same line from beginning to end (undercoat to topcoat) in order to be guaranteed by the paint manufactures. Are you gonna spray it yourself?
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Your right, just about every paint manufacturer has a good premium line. I would guess that you are not working in a downdraft booth. You will want a high solids clearcoat so you can wetsand and buff with plenty of material on the car. You also need to conisder the temperature of your workspace. You may opt for a system with a quicker flash time. PPG, Dupont, Sikkens, Standox, Spies Hecker, Sherwin Williams, ect. all produce great products with different advantages. My favorites are PPG and Glasurit but because of my environment I find myself using more Dupont than anything. Axiom is right, I don't know of many shops that use Sherwin Williams. I did however, paint a 1970 Impala with customer supplied Sherwin Williams. I was really surprised with how the clear layed out and the gloss retention. That being said, I can't say SW is bad paint when I actually had good luck with it.
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I've done some research on SW paints now, and apparently they didn't have a very good reputation in the 90's, but in the last few years, they've really improved the product. I'll pay a visit to the local paint store today (I have to go there anyway to get my POR 15) and talk about it.
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Anyone else?

Also...I have had a chance to review some SW stuff...really nice.
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