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#1 Natez

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 08:38 PM

hey

what are the main differances between acylic or 2pack (i know i can't spell)

as i can wait till jan when i have the money to paint the car 2 pack as id get someone else to paint it, or paint it at home myself in acylic etc next week

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 10:14 PM

I always thought 2 pak was better. I think acrylic tends to fade and needs more polishing to stay shiny but then again thats not a very informed opinion.

I went for 2 pak!

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 01:41 PM

I'd go with 2pack paint after having an Acrylic car.

Sulio is right you will need to maintain it more often and it's subject to all sorts of bad things like Water Spots, Acid Rain, Bird Crap :wink: you name it Acrylic doesn't hold up the same.

I'm not saying 2pack paint will not be affected by these things but it will definately withstand more punishment.

A few coats of clear over the top would definately give you a killer shine. :twisted:

Just MHO from someone who is sick of Acrylic.

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 06:52 PM

2 pack is by all reports much more durable and sets a lot harder than acrilic. I'd hold out and pay someone to spray it in 2 pack, because the effect of baking it in the oven adds a lot of strength to the finish. Just one of the reasons I'm going to get a panelshop to spray mine when its done.

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:00 PM

With my car i painted in what they call cobra jet which you paint like acylic but you get a finish like 2-pac they said that its only avaliable on some colours, so youd have to check first with the paint supplier, but if its a modern day colour i think you should be fine

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 06:28 PM

Hey Richard,

I saw your car parked on Normanby Rd in Notting Hill today. Nice paint in the sunlight!

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 01:14 PM

Thanks mate

pitty it has so many stone chips on the bonnet!!!!.

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 09:26 AM

hey nate, just wondering what colour green ur car was, just interested in if its code 240 like mine or another one, as i havn't seen one that looks the same as my colour, they all seem to be more of a rich green or lighter, on the colour code chart thats on the net somewhere the 240 colour one seems to be different too (mine looks more yellow?)...so would they have doubled up on paint colours from 240z's to 260z's, if so sounds like a stupid thing to do to me...i was thinking mayb my car was resprayed a variation of the orginal colour but the engine bay and stuff is the same and my cars only had a crappy respray.

#9 Natez

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 01:36 AM

yes Zs were painted differant greens/...

check zhome.com

http://zhome.com/His...lary/index.html

not 100% sure what mine was but most likely its 303 green metallic, as i rmember yours looked exactly like the same color as mine

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 10:35 AM

hehe yes they were painted different greens...

all i'm saying is this dont look like mine...http://zhome.com/His...ry/240Green.jpg and none of them really do...[/url]




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