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Possible Silly question-2k over rattle can acrylic lacquer
#1335745 Fri Nov 29 2019 04:17 PM
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I have a 1996 Geo tracker that does not have original paint. The current black paint on the hood was professionally well before I got it but I do not know what it is. The clear is turning white and peeling. I will try to sand it carefully and respray with 2k clear but I am pretty sure I will need to respray the base. I have about a 3 sq area to do if it is just clear but if I need to re-shoot the base I will do the entire hood.
I lost my compressor and the guns in Irma so I am planning on using Rattle Can Duplicolor as a base if I have to do the base. Main reason being that I can bring some cans out and compare them to choose the "color". I figured to let it cure for a week or a month then wet sand off the peel with 1000,1500 paper and shoot the clear. This does not have to be perfect but it would be good to have it look good from several feet. My questions are:

Am I nuts?
Can I use a 2k clear over Dupli color acrylic lacquer or must I use the Dupli Color clear?
Will the Duplicolor clear resist cleaners, fade and hold up well if I have to use it?
How long do I need to wait to sand and topcoat the acrylic lacquer here in the Florida Keys?


1996 4wd Geo Tracker towed behind 2008 Diesel RV when not off roading at the beach or up some mountain.
Re: Possible Silly question-2k over rattle can acrylic lacquer
Ralphieboy #1335804 Sat Nov 30 2019 02:41 AM
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At least get one of those trigger mechanisms.


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Re: Possible Silly question-2k over rattle can acrylic lacquer
Ralphieboy #1335805 Sat Nov 30 2019 02:52 AM
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Please keep ALL your questions concerning your Geo Tracker here in the Greasy Spoon. It is not a Stovebolt and does not belong in ANY other forum within this site. Not trying to be rude but your post in the Welcome Center indicates you may not be aware this site is for 1972 and older GMC and Chevy Trucks. You are welcome to ask your questions here.


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Re: Possible Silly question-2k over rattle can acrylic lacquer
Ralphieboy #1335817 Sat Nov 30 2019 04:15 AM
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Martin ... you do have to admit, though ... he's asking questions about painting a '96 Geo Tracker with rattle cans .... [elvis]

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Welcome to Stovebolt, Ralphie!


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Re: Possible Silly question-2k over rattle can acrylic lacquer
Ralphieboy #1335820 Sat Nov 30 2019 04:29 AM
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What's wrong with rattle can paint jobs?


Another quality post.


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Re: Possible Silly question-2k over rattle can acrylic lacquer
Rusty Rod #1335824 Sat Nov 30 2019 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Rusty Rod
What's wrong with rattle can paint jobs?



Not a thing! A well done rattle can job looks as good as a gun job. Takes quite a few cans though.


Rich

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Re: Possible Silly question-2k over rattle can acrylic lacquer
Ralphieboy #1335829 Sat Nov 30 2019 05:59 AM
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FYI, A GEO Tracker IS a GM product (produced in a joint venture between GM and Suzuki in Ontario, Canada), and it was classified as a truck when in production. This is according to Wikipedia.

As far as rattle can paint jobs, you just have to be careful about mixing lacquer based products and enamels. If the undercoats lift, you get to start all over.


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Re: Possible Silly question-2k over rattle can acrylic lacquer
Ralphieboy #1335830 Sat Nov 30 2019 05:59 AM
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Ralphie, Welcome to the garage.
Ask your question in the body shop. Just don't mention what kind of vehicle it is on.
Something like this.

I have a hood that does not have original paint. The current black paint on the hood was professionally done before I got it, but I do not know what it is. The clear is turning white and peeling. I will try to sand it carefully and respray with 2k clear, but I am pretty sure I will need to respray the base. I have about a 3 sq area to do if it is just clear, but if I need to re-shoot the base, I will do the entire hood.

Don


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Re: Possible Silly question-2k over rattle can acrylic lacquer
Ralphieboy #1335834 Sat Nov 30 2019 10:00 AM
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I belong to Plymouth Owners Club but do not have one yet. So when advice is asked And I have relevant information I just say, my vehicle as to what battery I use. wink


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Re: Possible Silly question-2k over rattle can acrylic lacquer
Ralphieboy #1335836 Sat Nov 30 2019 11:31 AM
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I grew up using lacquer and learned a couple things about it. First it can be used with other paints if the painter is very skillful but for most it is better to keep lacquer with lacquer whether as a base or topcoat. Second is lacquer MUST be kept waxed in a high UV environment. Maroons, silvers, and blues were the most sensitive. An old fashioned Carnuba wax seemed best.


Evan
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