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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:27 pm 
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Is Valspar a decent paint company? Thats the brand I went with when we painted the car. I used ALL Valspar supplies. Hope y'all don't tell me any horror stories! Rodney...

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:41 pm 
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Valspar is actually a decent product. Its no worse than any of the other major brands. It helps that you didn't mix brands.

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:52 pm 
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My condo was just painted inside with Valspar seems like good stuff.

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:00 pm 
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Valspar owns house of color and thay have some good stuff.

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:41 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I wet sanded for 4 hours sat and sunday, buffed it with 3m compound, then with finess-it, then hand waxed. Finished tuesday nite and it turned out great! Ya'll gave me some good tips and I had the confidence to git it dun. Pics to follow. Thanks again. dancin_banana.gif

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 Post Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:56 pm 
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Post the pics. You might give me the push I need to get started as well!! :lol:

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:45 pm 
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I hear ya! I'm going to tint the windows next then I'll post some pics. I don't want ya'll to see my unfinished interior! I just put on a new dash cap I scored on ebay but that's all I've done to the inside other than installed the cage. Needs new carpet, door panels, paint the cage, install all plastic trim etc... I got way more time than $! :lol:

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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:31 am 
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How did the clear buff out for you? Can't wait to se the pics.

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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:38 pm 
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It's just old school single stage acrylic enamel Dennis. It did turn out ok for my first time I think. I should've sanded it a bit longer but after 4 hours of sanding, I was DONE! I'm going to throw some tint on the windows then I'll post a few pics. Thanks for the good tips! =D>

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:48 pm 
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It's just old school single stage acrylic enamel Dennis. It did turn out ok for my first time I think. I should've sanded it a bit longer but after 4 hours of sanding, I was DONE! I'm going to throw some tint on the windows then I'll post a few pics. Thanks for the good tips! =D>

Hey singl stage a/e is good paint as long as you used the hardener. Glad to see you didn't buff thru the paint. Can't wait to see the pics.

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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:41 pm 
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I just painted my garage door with Valspar. I had no idea they had Automotive lines of paint. I have always had my best luck with PPG products. Mainly base coat clear coat system. Sometimes I may single stage the firewall. Very intersting stuff...?


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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:20 pm 
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I had a opinion of their paint, I think it's fine for garage doors and lawn furniture...I used to have to use it at the Peterbilt dealer I used to work at...I mostly used Dupont there, though. I think it's fine if you are doing a complete, but what you run into later is color match problems when trying to match an existing finish plus the colors always looked "milky" to me as the true hue of the color never stood out...i'm pretty picky though....but let me tell you one thiing for sure, unless you waited a long time (30-60 days) before buffing, you should not have waxed it! It takes 17 days at 70 degrees for paint to dry through and the solvents to evaporate....by waxing it you will trap the solvents and not allow the paint to dry properly and could very well make your paint lose its gloss, but if you didn't use urethane you're probably gonna have to wax the snot out of it anyway just to keep it shiny....

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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:16 pm 
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Yep-gotta let the paint cure for at least 60 days before waxing. John Deere AG stuff is also Valspar paint. I cut my teeth on 3M supplies and PPG paint-I just stick to what I know and use-I'm sure other brands are just as good as long as you follow their recommendations.


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