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has any one used the duplicolor in a 1 quart can just woundring how it came out i am going to give it a go


and do you think i should leave my bumpers black and fender flaires of paint them red
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its a cheap lacquer paint so it probably wont look nice after a year or 2
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my truck looks pink so just want it to look better
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I shot my hood and header panel with it. It turned out ok. I got to sand some and shot another coat to it. The color is jet black and no clear so it would look flat.

Its cheap paint but on my truck it suits what I wanted.
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have you tried any type of compound on the paint, like meguiars fine or medium cut?
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Checkout the Summit racing paint. that stuff is supposed to be great
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The auto body shop that did my bed uses nothing but Dupli-color.
If painting a truck or part replacement yes Dupli-color is the only paint unless you want the House of Color at $600+/gal.
Even Dupli-color can be pricey, one pint of paint, E4, matched to my truck color using an electronic Camera cost $100.
My paint matched so well that no one could tell i didn’t have the whole truck repainted.

IMHO, Dupli-color is by far one of the top automotive paint out there.

BUT remember no matter what paint you use it is mostly in the prep work.

Sand, clean, sand clean and clean again !
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i have tryed every thing i can see the primer in spots in the paint
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i would check out ppg over duplicolor but thats just my opinion.
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i have tryed every thing i can see the primer in spots in the paint
A sure sign of poor prep work.
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IF the truck is the one you want to keep for a while, consider a full repaint.
IF the shop you go to is decent they should be able to keep the side graphics (if that is your truck in the pic we are talking about).
BUT everything comes at a price, you do it you don’t get the pro job (unless you are a pro-painter).
If the shop does it then the cost is in dollars but the results are there and you have someone to fall back on if it isn’t what you expected.

DuPont, PPG, House of Color and many others supply paint, good quality paint BUT it is in the prep-work, and painting skill that makes the paint job a good one.

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IF the truck is the one you want to keep for a while, consider a full repaint.
IF the shop you go to is decent they should be able to keep the side graphics (if that is your truck in the pic we are talking about).
BUT everything comes at a price, you do you don’t get the pro job (unless you are a pro-painter), if the shop does it then the cost s in dollars but the results are there and you have someone to fall back on if it isn’t what you expected.

DuPont,
PPG, House of Color and many others supply paint, good quality paint BUT it is pre-work, and painting skill that makes the paint job a good one.

Luck on your choices,
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That is for sure! Make sure you take your time to get everything right before you paint it is much easier to fix something without paint falling off every time you look at it.
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I just bought a quart of PPG metallic paint, quart of quick clear, hardener and gallon of reducer for $100.
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i am geting the side grafixs new from ford and hey ill never know how it will come out till i try it i have painted bumpers but never a hole truck
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Good Luck, take your time.


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napa sells a single stage that works good i painted a f250 a few years back and it still looks good it was $80 for a gallon
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PREP IS KEY!!! all i can say.. you gotta listen to everyone else.. you could get a good paint job with a rattle can if your prep work is great... exaggerating of course but u get the point
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