Amount of paint needed?!??

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Amount of paint needed?!??

Postby Ti_CLaD » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:15 am

My build-up of my piranha is now at the point of painting... I'd like to know roughly how much paint should be needed to cover the whole frame of the buggy???

I know you guys are more of the powder coating types but for now it's mearly a question of taking the easy route... It's easier to find local painters than powder coaters and if something on the buggy does not hold up or end up crashing, it's easier to retouch the paint after repairs... Also I didn't do a reverse on it but would eventually modify the frame bars to add one (sick of building, want to play now...)

Anybody could help me out on this one, I would want to buy too much also don't want to miss out...
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Re: Amount of paint needed?!??

Postby Trav » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:31 pm

Most come in 4L tins, you shouldn't need more than that. I would estimate 2.5-3L depending on how many coats you do.
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Re: Amount of paint needed?!??

Postby Ti_CLaD » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:00 pm

Thanks :)

I'll look into buying that amount and then we'll see...
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Re: Amount of paint needed?!??

Postby Beelzeboss » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:55 am

With a 1L tin of kbs-coatings Rust Seal I used about half of it to do 2 coats on the buggy, but it goes on really thin.
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Re: Amount of paint needed?!??

Postby WDR577 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:14 pm

If your using a good automotive paint or two pack, 1L would do it. 2L would give you heaps for mistakes or touchups.

Im not a pro painter, Ive just painted a few buggies.

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Re: Amount of paint needed?!??

Postby Ti_CLaD » Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:47 pm

Alright thanks guys!!!

Now I that I know better what I'll need I'll go and order my stuff... :)
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