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    Hey hey.

    So here's my plan: I am gonna finally paint my tank and am looking to put down high-quality color with rattle can (because I can't afford a good compressor). I'm looking at http://www.automotivetouchup.com for primer and base coats. I want to clear coat matte and Eastwood has a 2k matte. (I had great luck with Eastwood 2K gloss clear - it laid nicely and was super wet looking. It also did a great job resisting gas spillage.)

    My question is this: Would the Eastwood 2k adhere to the other brand OK, or is that a mistake waiting to happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYMage View Post

    My question is this: Would the Eastwood 2k adhere to the other brand OK, or is that a mistake waiting to happen?
    I don't think I would try it, But if it messes up and wrinkles or something like that at least it's just a small thing like a tank.....

    It's never good to mix and match brands....

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    If you have the budget for decent paint, but not the compressor you might consider Preval. For just a tank and fender they would be budget friendly.

    https://www.amazon.com/Preval-0227-P...40485887&psc=1

    I have used them in the past on guitars or other small projects where I didn't want to break out the "big guns". You will do a bit more sanding before you buff, but you can get a glass like finish with even a decent paint.

    -DB

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    Good to know. Damn... I was really wanting to spray matte.

    I guess gloss it is.

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    Why not get some Dupli-Color rattle cans? That shit works great. And you can get it at your local store. They also have high build, sandable primers in grey and white.

    http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35282

    Then.... SprayMax 2k Clear (two part, like eastwood), goes right over it. They make a Matte. Get it on Amazon.

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    Tfl

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    I painted mine (tank) with Duplicolor, then cleared it with minwax polyurethane (from my searching the web a lot of folks have had no problem with gas spillage on the poly), and I had it professionally clear coated with 0 issues, I had a fender I painted with duplicolor engine paint and cleared with 2K with 0 issues, I think the trick is to let the paint really cure before you clear, flat or gloss.

    2k over galvanized and duplicolor



    tank with duplicolor with pro clear coat


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    Dupli Color is a lacquer. If you are going to cover it in some 2k, you just have to let the lacquer "gas out" long enough (let the solvent in the lacquer evaporate). To achieve this, THIN coats of lacquer, allow to gas out after every 2-3 coats, and let it gas out for a couple weeks before you seal it all in with the 2k.

    7and7is - GREAT JOB on that tank!

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    Thanks, I plan on mounting that bitch this winter, or selling it.

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    update... here it is. Imperfect, but I learned a lot and I'm fine with repainting in due time... Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYMage View Post
    update... here it is. Imperfect, but I learned a lot and I'm fine with repainting in due time... Click image for larger version. 

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    As long as you learned something, That's all that matters....

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    That is damn fine work

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    nice job, symmetry is so hard to do and it looks like you nailed it.

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    My experience with a rattle can, is limited to my rat bike, and flat black paint! LOL

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    Did mine with rattle cans...could have been a lot better with a gun and air brush but i couldn't get the colours i wanted easily.


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    Re: Symmetry... not perfect regarding symetry, but luckily, the mistakes can't be seen at the same time... ha.

    I am already thinking about what I'm gonna respray in the spring and what kind of paint I'm gonna use.

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    The right side is the good side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky13 View Post
    Did mine with rattle cans...could have been a lot better with a gun and air brush but i couldn't get the colours i wanted easily.

    I think it turned out Damn nice....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    I think it turned out Damn nice....
    Thanks! although two years on the gold i used being acrylic like the other colours has decided it doesn't like the summer heat and has caused cracking of the lacquer form underneath....but in some ways it kind of makes the tank look aged so kind of period.

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    With the tank on the bike. I still need to get a seat made and fender bobbed and mounted... but it's 80% there.Click image for larger version. 

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