Paint Top Coat Recommendations

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Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by glacoste » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:23 pm

I picked up some New Old Stock body parts for my rusty crusty Gear Up. Noticed green on the camo scratched easily when removing it from box.
Any recommendations prior to installing. I was thinking a top coat of some type.
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Re: Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by lendrinkard » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:05 pm

I used spray on polyurethane and then coated the seams with boat vanish. My 2012 has held up pretty well.
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Re: Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by Snakeoil » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:49 pm

Keep in mind that whatever you put over that paint will only be a durable as the grip that camo paint has on the metal. It might make for a harder surface which will help. But if you hit it, if it breaks the grip of the camo paint under it, it will probably at a minimum create a bubble like area.

I would take it to a good autobody shop and ask them. They will tell you if you can protect the paint or are wasting your time. If they think you can make it better by clear coating, they probably can cut you a deal by doing your parts when they are doing another paint job. Yours can hang in the back off the booth so they can shoot the car and then shoot your parts. Costs nothing to ask.
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Re: Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by Lmo » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:41 pm

Rob makes a good point about grip ... which we all know is what it's about.

When I did my Krylon camo job I gave the tank a couple of coat of DupliColor Clear Wheel Paint. It's intended to repel brake pad dust but it does a get job as a fuel repellent too..

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Re: Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by Snakeoil » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:15 pm

Rattle can paint that can survive gasoline?! That's a great tip Lew. I'd given up on ever finding such a thing.
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Re: Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by Lmo » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:00 pm

It's holding up pretty well, considering my old Dnepr fuel tank cap leaks like a sieve. I never fill the thing all the way up because it tends to "weep".
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Re: Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by petermertos » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:49 pm

I would recommend spray max 2k matte clear coat if you want matte finish.
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Re: Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by petermertos » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:52 pm

Just painted mine this weekend.
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Re: Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by hotflash44 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:54 pm

glacoste wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:23 pm
I picked up some New Old Stock body parts for my rusty crusty Gear Up. Noticed green on the camo scratched easily when removing it from box.
Any recommendations prior to installing. I was thinking a top coat of some type.
Thanks
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always liked this camo color, what type of environment is it designed to blend with i wonder? :cheers:
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Re: Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by Lmo » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:29 am

what type of environment is it designed to blend with i wonder?
Arizona Badlands come to mind.

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Re: Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:50 am

I always thought it to be designed for autumn concealment.
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At least, autumn in a humid continental climate.
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Re: Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by stagewex » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:06 am

petermertos wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Just painted mine this weekend.
Very nice work. They look great.
I just threw a couple coats of Honda (or any good type) Spray W-A-X & Cleaner on mine.
Not interested in any permanent shiny top coat and when she does get scratched or chipped from an off-road foray it’s easy to match without trying to blend in the wound.
Again, nice work, looks great.
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Re: Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:11 am

Slight topic deviation - why are "badlands" called "badlands" ? (Think I might be able to guess, but anyway) :D
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Re: Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:00 pm

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:11 am
Slight topic deviation - why are "badlands" called "badlands" ? (Think I might be able to guess, but anyway) :D
Called so because: Intense heat, No civilization, very little water, & could KILL you - if stranded. + not good for cattle or farming. Poisonous Snakes,
Insects, Thorns - are only minor aggravations.
Right before moving back to Georgia From New Mexico, It went down to minus 10 degrees one winter night. (we were only 40 miles from the Mexican Border) The desert IS a beautiful place we'll never forget.
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Re: Paint Top Coat Recommendations

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:49 pm

lendrinkard wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:05 pm
I used spray on polyurethane and then coated the seams with boat vanish. My 2012 has held up pretty well.
I have also had good results with spray EXTERIOR POLYURETHANE Spar Varnish over more delicate finishes. It can become fuel resistant when fully cured, & very tough. It comes in gloss or matte. If you have spray equipment it can give an interesting toned down effect, using brown or other colors mixed in. IF I used it on a fuel tank I'd be very careful for a while when filling, & have a paper towel handy. I have found a piece of fine wire screen placed in the tank opening, after fill up, limits fuel sloshing while moving. These were sold as accessories for older Urals probably to catch debris in gas, but sure worked to eliminate fuel splashing.
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