How much paint?

Submitted: Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 12:11
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I'm taking soon the mission of painting my 75 series Troopy myself. I'm painting it Cat Yellow, as I have been offered free paint, primer etc. pretty good deal, what I need to know is how much paint/ primer will I need. And how much should I thin it?
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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:12

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:12
Lomax, I have a small dozer blade off a D2 and a small set of rippers if you need them. ROFLMAO

To go with the CAT paint I mean. LOL.

Cheers, Bruce.

PS. I hope it is not 'New Cat Yellow' as it looks like baby chit. LOL.
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:37

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:37
Gday Bruce
If he paints the roof brownish it will look like a custard slice .

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Reply By: Road Warrior - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:38

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:38
Is it acrylic or 2-pack and are you painting the whole car?
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Reply By: olcoolone - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:43

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:43
You'll need as much paint as you use........

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 18:29

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 18:29
Don't put the paint on too thick, You may have trouble getting it back out through your garage door! ;))) MIchael
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 18:35

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 18:35
1-2 litres of primer, 4 litres of acrylic and at least 8 litres thinners.
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Follow Up By: drowned_rat - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 19:43

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 19:43
I did a 60 series landcruiser and 4 litres of acrylic wasn't quite enough ( used 6 in the end). There is lot of roof to paint on one of those things, bit of area on the sides.
2 litres of primer sounds ok provided what you are painting over is in reasonable nick.
I'm not the worlds greatest spray painter either.
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Reply By: Pradobob - Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 10:03

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 10:03
Some useful info here, if you're using acrylic.
http://www.hichem.com.au/hicheminfo/PIDS/Acrylic/ACRYLIC%20LACQUER.pdf

I have resprayed a few cars/4WD vehicles.
Primer: about 2 litres.
Top coat: FJ40-4litres, FJ60- 6 litres.
Mixing: 40% paint 60% thinners.
I don't know much about 2-pack, other than it's potentially more dangerous than acrylic. (home use)
Prepare properly, and use an anti-slilicon additive to your paint.
Good luck.

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Reply By: Lomax & Troopy - Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 12:16

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 12:16
thanks for all the help, i have 8 litres of 2pac cat paint. so should be fine. 4 litres of primer. unfortunately it is the new cat paint. but i have hopes that it will look ok. all looks the same in mud.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 12:42

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 12:42
I hope you have the correct fully sealed breathing gear and that you are painting it in a spray booth or out in the middle of a paddock somewhere. That paint is too dangerous to paint at home and with no breathing gear,

Garry
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