Help with paint

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Help with paint

Post by 13 window pete » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:23 pm

Hi all i am looking at painting my van (13window bus)
I dont like the look of 2 pack too plastic looking in my eyes so i been thinking of cellulose whats the views on this as i had most disagree with me also any decent painters in essex thanks pete

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Re: Help with paint

Post by readyboy61 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:25 am

you will regret cellulose, have a look at water based paint it looks less platic than 2k. Having said that i think with 2k its all in the buffing to weater it looks platic or not
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Re: Help with paint

Post by 13 window pete » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:50 am

Why regret cellulose?
I want it to fade


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Re: Help with paint

Post by malum » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:00 pm

Are you painting it yourself? If so, unless you have breathing kit and a booth you are pretty much limited to cellulose.
I did mine last year in cellulose and it looks great. It also means that I can redo any dings,scratches and stone chips any time I want so I'm not too worried about actually using a pristine bus.
2 pack is much harder and resistant to damage from both knocks and chemicals (including petrol) If I was having someone else do it I'd have 2 pack for those reasons.

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Re: Help with paint

Post by susta » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:22 pm

Speak to Spike, he's in Essex


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Re: Help with paint

Post by 13 window pete » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:53 am

How do i find him?


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Re: Help with paint

Post by malum » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:44 am

https://www.spikesvintagerestoration.com/home

you'll need deep pockets and I expect there's a long waiting list but your bus will look awesome.

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