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Does anyone know of a good place to purchase automotive paint supplies in the lower mainland? A place that specializes in paint would be nice as I can ask lots of questions.

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pacific endura -they carry them all ,inlcuding guns,supplies absolutely everything you need they are automotive paint specific shop .If you have questions make em good cuz they dont like time wasters and you wont like the reaction you get if you do .

604-591-8224
 

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Awesome, Ill give them a try.

One question - How much clear do you usually go through on a complete bike? This is my first time painting so I think ill spray an extra coat or two so I wont have to worry as much when wetsanding.

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about a quart and a bit of sprayable clear (ie: complete mixture,hardener,reducer etc.) ,you can get near 4-5 heavy coats ,RR's and bikes with a thousand pieces will take more .The more you put on the better chance your gonna get runs.Make sure to let the coats flash long enough .If you want it to be really nice ,throw on 4 coats ,then wetsand with 600 again and throw on 2-4 more ,it will look deeper and come out smoother especially if you have multiple lines and if you want to bury them .If you plan to wetsand after ,try and get on at LEAST 4 so you have clear to sand off .

if you do the sand between sessions you wil have a lot less wetsanding to do to get out any texture ,as far as little dust and stuff .kinda hard to avoid but sometimes the more clear you have the more they get buried

2 quarts of PPG clear is not cheap so make sure you have the laying of it down pretty good or your gonna get runs and have to start again .

make sure when you wetsand to stay away from edges and lips ,there is waaaay less paint there and you may burn through .use lots of water and a blow gun is helpfull to blow thw areas dry to check where youve been and where you havent
 

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If you are planing to wetsand and polish after the fact, make sure you have enough finish coats of clear. these are the last two coats after you have wetsanded the first two coats. If you cut trough the top two coats and reach the bottom two coats you will end up with a "halo" when you polish the piece.

Heres a tip: I don't know what product you plan to use....but. apply 3 coats on the first session, give it at least 2 days to set. Block it straight (use a block, not by hand) . this will remove about 1 coat. apply 3 "flow" coats. These are coats that are over reduced slightly to make them runnier, this makes them flow out faster therefor far less orange peel. (it will also cause more runs if not careful. THIS IS IMPORTANT .Give each coat 12-15 min. between coats to minimize risks of runs. enjoy
 

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Thanks guys, ill give that a try and post up any more questions if I have them.
 
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