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NHMike
08-04-2009, 10:27 AM
I'm picking up a new tank on Friday and I want to paint it, and I need to use cans. Any reco's on some good Spray Paint Cans out there that won't wash away once some gas hits it? Probably gonna go with black...yeah, shocker I know, hahahaha.

Isgro
08-04-2009, 10:35 AM
I'm not sure if you're willing to take the ride from Newmarket, but a place called D&G Auto Body Supply in Fitchburg, MA will put whatever automotive paint/color that you want into a spray can. You could make a decent half day ride out of it or there might be a place that does the same thing closer to you, too.

NHMike
08-04-2009, 10:43 AM
No shit? I didn't even know places did that. I might have to ask around the local body shops. Thanks man!!


I'm not sure if you're willing to take the ride from Newmarket, but a place called D&G Auto Body Supply in Fitchburg, MA will put whatever automotive paint/color that you want into a spray can. You could make a decent half day ride out of it or there might be a place that does the same thing closer to you, too.

Paul
08-04-2009, 10:45 AM
Spraymax 2K.

Aerosol, urethane, two part (yes, with hardener).

avastyematey
08-04-2009, 11:10 AM
I'm not sure if you're willing to take the ride from Newmarket, but a place called D&G Auto Body Supply in Fitchburg, MA will put whatever automotive paint/color that you want into a spray can. You could make a decent half day ride out of it or there might be a place that does the same thing closer to you, too.

woah! really? that's awesome! Does that include some of the metal flake shit? or does that clog up the spray bottle?

Shawn
08-04-2009, 11:22 AM
When you go to the body shop supply place, ask them about putting hardener in the mix.
One of the reasons spray bombs suck is there's no hardener in the paint.
Add some and you should be good to go.
Of course, there's then the issue of shelf life so you may have to use them quick.
The guys at the supply shop would know for sure

Isgro
08-04-2009, 11:33 AM
woah! really? that's awesome! Does that include some of the metal flake shit? or does that clog up the spray bottle?

I've never seen them do it with metal flake, so I'm not really sure.

Fredo
08-04-2009, 11:44 AM
I have used the apliance epoxy spray bombs from Home depot with good results. It drys and sands real nice. Never had any issues with gasoline messing it up.
It comes in three colors.
Black
White
And Avacado

superflysnow
08-04-2009, 11:51 AM
I painted my tins two tone metalic enamel and used a urethane clear coat all mixed and put into a can by our local auto paint supply store. The paint color was picked from a book as an "Effect" it was two different silver effects...

The actual paint quality was very high and it literally looked as though I was shooting flake not just metalic paint.

The most important part of the job is the urethane 2 part clear coat. It is hard to find but you can buy it as an aerosol can. it lasts about 24hrs in the can so make sure all prep is done before you premix.

All said and done, I spent under $100, I have a professional looking and hardened finish and it is completely chemical (gas) resistant

http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww289/superflysnow/IMG00093-20090617-1733.jpg

http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww289/superflysnow/beezer%20for%20sale/IMG00094-20090617-1733.jpg

JaySco
08-05-2009, 4:00 AM
Dupli Color, love the stuff. And the metal flake is sparkley! http://www.duplicolor.com/products/product_index.html

NHMike
08-05-2009, 5:51 AM
Sick job!!! That paint looks killer!!!!!


I painted my tins two tone metalic enamel and used a urethane clear coat all mixed and put into a can by our local auto paint supply store. The paint color was picked from a book as an "Effect" it was two different silver effects...

The actual paint quality was very high and it literally looked as though I was shooting flake not just metalic paint.

The most important part of the job is the urethane 2 part clear coat. It is hard to find but you can buy it as an aerosol can. it lasts about 24hrs in the can so make sure all prep is done before you premix.

All said and done, I spent under $100, I have a professional looking and hardened finish and it is completely chemical (gas) resistant

http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww289/superflysnow/IMG00093-20090617-1733.jpg

http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww289/superflysnow/beezer%20for%20sale/IMG00094-20090617-1733.jpg

NHMike
08-05-2009, 6:08 AM
Just checked out the video of that on the website. Looks nice and easy, and CHEAP!! Hahahaha. I might give this a shot and see how it goes.


Dupli Color, love the stuff. And the metal flake is sparkley! http://www.duplicolor.com/products/product_index.html

avastyematey
09-16-2009, 9:10 PM
Napa and Advance Auto in Providence both do this now. Napa is $17 a can, I don't know what Advance cost is, but it can't be much different.

vin
09-17-2009, 7:29 AM
Just checked out the video of that on the website. Looks nice and easy, and CHEAP!! Hahahaha. I might give this a shot and see how it goes.

my tank is done completly with DUPLI including the clear. even after setting for a month and waxed, gas ate that shit right up. i'll never use it again. if it all comes down to using the 2 part clear at the end, you might as well use $2 paint from home depot as the color instead of many $8 cans.

NHMike
09-17-2009, 7:42 AM
my tank is done completly with DUPLI including the clear. even after setting for a month and waxed, gas ate that shit right up. i'll never use it again. if it all comes down to using the 2 part clear at the end, you might as well use $2 paint from home depot as the color instead of many $8 cans.

Cool, thanks for the follow up. Sorry to hear about the paint, that fucking sucks, I know exactly how it feels to see the paint you laid on go straight to shit.

IronHollie
09-17-2009, 8:25 AM
i use all duplicolor and have no complaints what-so-ever.