<VV> Paint opinions

Harry Yarnell hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 5 16:25:44 EST 2007

Tony's got a point.
I did up an Artzburger paint scheme on a '66 cpe, and clear coated it with 
Imron clear. Looks fantastic.
That said, I painted a '75 Cutlass a white lacquer and cleared it with the 
same Imron clear. Years down the road, the clear peeled of in sheets...
Maybe I skipped the 'tooth' part...

harry yarnell
perryman garage and orphanage
hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony" <tony.underwood at cox.net>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 3:12 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> Paint opinions

> At 12:51 PM 12/5/2007, Harry  Yarnell wrote:
>>Lacquer is easy to apply, however you need more coats (than enamel or 
>>urethane), and requires more work to bring out the luster; unless you want 
>>to settle with a 'flat' finish. Lacquer also doesn't hold up well.
>>I've painted many a different paint system over the years, and my choice 
>>today is one of the urethane base coat/ clear coats.
> Lacquer basecoat...  wet sand only, no buffing so as to provide tooth, 
> then finish with urethane clear coat, best of both worlds.   That's the 
> way to get lacquer to hold up.
> ...if lacquer wasn't getting to be so damned expensive anymore.    450 
> bucks for name brand roman red lacquer!?    It wasn't that long ago that 
> the same gallon cost 44 bucks.
> Other colors aren't as bad... Hell, I can still buy Ditzler black lacquer 
> at the local "big" parts store for 60 bucks a gallon, but if anything gets 
> painted red again (after I use up the rest of the red I have stashed, got 
> a gallon and two quarts left) it's gonna be urethanes and masks.   Lacquer 
> is getting hard to find and the popular colors aren't cheap anymore. 
> Bums me out.   I like lacquer.   It's easy to work with, flexible, 
> forgiving, and it won't kill you.
> But the urethanes are getting closer and closer to being the alternative 
> anymore.
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