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Need to order paint asap but how much?

kerrie0400

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im getting ready to start painting my bodykit, bodykit consist of

1x ve front bar
1x vz rear bar
1x pair of ve side skirts

i need to know how much hardner and thinners i would need.

Im ordering the following in 2 pac

2lts of base coat 703h
2lts of clear coat
2lts of primer

how much hardner and thinners do i need to buy for each 2lts
 

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First of all, what colour are you painting the car in? is it the car in your avatar?

Secondly, you say you are doing it in 2k, i am assuming solid? If so why are you buying clear?
 

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the car is in my avatar its the vy commodore, 703h is the paint code and its called martini grey and its a metallic colour.when i rang up to order the paint i was told i would need to clear coat it hence thats why im buying the clear, i was also told its a group 3 colour. i was going to buy 2ltrs of each in case i bugger it up and need to re do it.i was qouted $385 for the following:

2ltr of basecoat 703h
4ltr of 2pack/basecoat thinner
2ltr of medium solid 2 pack clear
1ltr of fast hardener
2ltr of 2pack primer/filler
2x250ml primer/filler hardener
1ltr of primer/filler thinner
total $385 as a shop sale

is this a good price and am i getting everything i need to paint my bodykit or im i buying too much i was qouted $1200 at my local bodyshop for it to be painted
 

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also what speed of hardner should i use slow medium or fast, im painting it at home no booth
 

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Jesus theres nooooo way u will need that much base coat thats ludicrus
 

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i litre would piss it in
 

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you will need the following
1 litre of base coat (thats the colour)
1 litre of base coat reducer ( that is the technical name for thinners in 2pac) 1:1 is the ratio for basecoat , this will give you 2 litres of paint . Thats alot for wht you wanna do
1 litre of clear (thats heaps ) most clears will be needed to be thinned up to 30% to get them to flow properly , esspecialy seems how you are painting at home without sufficient air supply , the hardner for the clear if its 2:1 you will need 500ml
1 litre of primer filler is over kill , most run 4:1 so you will only need 100ml of hardner and add 10-15% reducer
if you are painting at home and not in a booth i would recommend a fast hardner as it will dry quicker giving you less **** in the paint
oh and you will need 1 litre of top coat reducer for the clear , primerfiller, and clean up ( you can get away with using GP thinners but it will affect the gloss slightly )
 

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