A newbie to car restoration. I just discovered this site today and did hours of reading getting imformed as much as possible. 95 white Buick Regal, with paint delaminating severely. I would like to keep it on the road for another 4 years.
This is what my initial plans were and how my mindset has changed since the hours of reading. I had planned on stripping my entire car's paint but not through the underneath primer. I found this arosol stripper that does not penetrate the primer and the paint blisters off in a hard state. No messy gooey mass to deal with. Some surface rust exists, so I will go to bare metal in some places using a wire brush attached to a drill. (good practice ??) Next step, I was going to take care of the bodywork using filler and spot putty then apply MP170 epoxy primer in my garage with door open for ventilation. I believe this to be a bit of a forgiving process and I think I can set the gun to give me adaquite results. My next move was rent a booth for 12 hours and apply bc/cc.
With all the reading, I realize I am not competent enough to perform all the tasks. Respirators, spray gun settings, applying coatings correctly etc...has now scared me away. The material costs and time is just too much to absorb if I need to start over.
This is what I think I can do adaquitely, and leave the bc/cc application to an experienced painter.
A- Strip paint, leaving the existing primer intact.
B- Perform all body work
C- Apply PPG Omni MP170 primer
D- Have the bc/cc applied by a professional.
1- Should I coat the bare metal prior to MP170 epoxy primer application? What product would you recommend ? The spec sheet for the MP170 says 1 coat. Is 2 better ? I purchased a gallon. How far will this go ?
2- Do I apply any other substrate after applying the MP170 ? I plan on having the car in for bc/cc 1-3 days max. after the MP170 applied.
3- Should I have MP170 shot 1 last time prior to bc/cc application ? If so, can the bc/cc be applied very shortly after ? Spec sheet indicates 15 min. dry time with acetone.
4-What Omni bc/cc would you recommend ? I would want this applied in the shortest possible time. I can't leave my car tied up in a paint booth for days. Basicially paint in the evening and pick it up the following morning.
Thank you all for you your inputs and suggestions. You may not need to address everything. I'll try and piece it all together with all the replys received. I hope I'm on the right track here.
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Thank you reckon for your lengthy and informative reply. I appreciate it.
1- Concerning base coats, you suggest MBC. I discovered that there appears to be 3 types. The MBC acrylic base coat, folowed by a 3.5, then 4.5. What are the differences ? Do I just pick one ? Are there cost differences ? What is the difference compared to the MCV base coat ? The base coat will be white if thats of any help.
2- Cocerning clears, you suggest MC262. I am not in a VOC restricted area. Other posts I have read have suggested MC161. Can you explain the differences ?
3- You suggest using MH266 hardener. "kicks faster" What exactly does that mean ?
4- MX195 accelerator. I assume this helps the clear to dry faster. Right ? How much should I purchase for a mid size car ?
Recon, I am not looking for a show room condition finish. I would like to be conversative with associated finishing costs but definitively not go the cheapest route also.
Thank you sir.
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:12 pm
wish I read this about MP170 and acetone before yesterday.
what does mpc refer to. LM thanks!
what does mbc refer to. LM thanks!
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