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where to get a good price on paint

Post by weldvair » Sat May 24, 2014 11:32 am

I am going to stop buying PPG products after using them for 50 yrs.

The last red base coat cost me $740/gal......just too much.

Can anyone suggest a place to buy paint(good stuff) that is
cheaper?

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Post by SCOTTRODS » Sun May 25, 2014 9:50 am

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Post by weldvair » Sun May 25, 2014 11:17 am

Yep.....I think I will try NAPA.

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Post by sideshow » Sun May 25, 2014 6:13 pm

Location? That means quite a bit, but the Sherman Williams (I think not certain) sold by Napa had good reviews by the only person I know that has tried it.
I have a Montana dealer near by that is excellent in matching old ACVW codes and chips, and the paint is really good. A few people I know really like this line: http://www.montprod.com/
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Post by weldvair » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:08 pm

The NAPA paint worked out well.

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Post by Piledriver » Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:41 pm

weldvair wrote:The NAPA paint worked out well.

Don :)

How did it compare price wise?
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Post by Marc » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:52 pm

Valspar makes a paint line for farm & industrial equipment that's reasonably priced (by today's standards). Decent selection of basic colors, too - you aren't limited to John Deere Green :)

http://www.instructables.com/id/Paintin ... tor-Paint/
http://www.valsparpaint.com/en/find-the ... namel.html

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Post by volksbugly » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:20 am

I grew up shooting Sherman Williams, but last time I painted was in 1994. I really liked painting with it.

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Post by weldvair » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:11 am

the NAPA urethane paint cost about 1/3 of the PPG.
sprayed well with my sata.

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Re: where to get a good price on paint

Post by weldvair » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:36 pm

Well......I bought the NAPA base coat to finish the car & it had the viscosity of water.
I did not use/I now have ordered House of Color orien silver base.

I ordered 3 qts. /is that enough for a convertible?

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Post by weldvair » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:07 am

House of color was like water also.....ordered PPG on line. :D :)

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Post by weldvair » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:02 pm

Found PPG dbc on Ebay........as always it is a great paint.

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Re: where to get a good price on paint

Post by Piledriver » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:03 pm

The House of Color is usually a very high end paint, perhaps it is pre-thinned and ready to shoot with an HVLP rig??

It's usually used in many thin coats, esp the candy colors.

Perhaps similar for the NAPA?
HVLP rigs are pretty much mandatory these days, the old school rigs are ~all only for DIY jobs, and there are even DIY ish-price HVLP rigs, my son has one.

Were you able to return it or is there a pending paint deal on sale? :twisted:
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