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Painting my case: how do I stop paint from scratching off?

donkon

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dupli color car, truck van black flat paint. and couple coats of self etch primer. Damn expensive too, cost like $16 for the primer and $30 for the dupli color paint
 

gingerbee

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dude what the hell that's crazy pricing if you can find an autobody place get it there. i am in orillia and i can get plasti-kote (jmo the best there is) for 10 bucks a can and primer for 7 dollars a can you are getting takin ( and dupli is crap in my opinion when you compair it to real car paint)
 

gingerbee

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at that price why would anyone paint there own case just buy one. sorry i am just flabbergasted the begging of the summer i painted a atx case the mirror black 3xcans of black+ 1can of primer + 2 cans of clear at my pricing cost me just over 60$ with some sandpaper. what your paying over 126$
3xcans black =10 $ each
1xcan primer = 7 $ each
2xcans clear coat = 10 $ each
 

artistpavel

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dupli color car, truck van black flat paint. and couple coats of self etch primer. Damn expensive too, cost like $16 for the primer and $30 for the dupli color paint

In one of the mnpctech videos they say the certain primer (or paint) has to cure for X amount of days to touch, maybe that's why it scratches. I'll try to dig the video.
 

gingerbee

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yes the longer you let it cure and "harden" and did you put a clear coat on it and even after that you still have to be careful
 

donkon

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i let it dry outside in the sun for 2 days on primer but only waited about a day with the paint. Anyway, by $30 i meant 3 cans of $10.. The primer was a ripoff, but people where stressing it must be self etch and they only had one at ct. It was grey self etch primer $16
 

gingerbee

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and drying paint in the sun will bleach it out even clear coat. oh and you need to use the right self etching primer it makes a world of difference. and thanks for clearing up your cost cause at first i thought you had lost the plot ha ha have funny painting and you will be amazed at what you can come up with
 

CroSsFiRe2009

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Hmm..aside from stopping it from scratching, how do you stop it from smelling? Painted a case with krylon 4 weeks ago and it STILL smells of paint fumes.
 

gingerbee

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i have found the longer you wait the better. and watch the first time i used the polish wheel i went through the paint lol great video too
 
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