Originally Posted by joshwilson3
It was done at the local tech school for free. All I paid for was paint. So I guess I can't complain too much. I don't remember much about it as it was 2002. It looked good for a little while other than the paint flaking off in a few places and the over spray.
I remember them driving it around in primer. So, I know that wasn't good.
Their is honestly a 100 things that could have went wrong.
Mixed with too little or too much activator.
mixed too thin.
Added too much fish-eye eliminator. (should have not used any)
Do you know if they wet sanded it and/or polished it?
If it is acrylic enamel paint and they wet sanded it that would cause it to fade fast.
Acrylic enamel is a plastic based paint. The gloss finish it has is from a hard outer shell. Once that shell has been broken (like with sandpaper or grit in a compound) it never comes back.
you can polish the paint to get some shine back, but over time it will dull (fast) and it will need polished again.
Acrylic enamel paint and clear coat can NOT be polished with any kind of compound that has a grit nor can it be sanded.
Acrylic enamel is bottom line crap. I don't even know why it is made. It is only about $20 max cheaper then a 2k urethane and so much worse. I wish they would quit making it.
Where are you located at? I may can help you out.
Ive got two gallons of high quality PPG deltron basecoat that I have left over. Both gallons are full and unmixed. Deltron mixes 1:1 and makes 2 full sprayable gallons of paint. 1 gallon (unmixed)is more then enough to paint a C4 inside and out.
Since they are custom mixed I can't return them, and they are mixed in new, non labeled cans. So I cant even sell them. (no one would believe me that they are deltron.)
I will give you a gallon for the labor cost to paint your car. All I have is the actual color only. You would still need to buy basecoat activator, DT reducer and clearcoat with activator. But this will save you a ton of money. I paid $340 for each gallon, Retail price is $420. But I have none of my own money in them and have already been paid for the jobs that they are left over from.
I don't plan to use them for my own cars so they will either set and go bad after a year, or I will give them to someone for a discounted paint job.
The colors are:
2007 Jeep "Steel blue metallic" It is nothing like the 1991 corvette steel blue metallic. It is a dark gray-ish blue metallic. Google "Jeep steel blue metallic" to see the color.
"Brilliant bright blue pearl". It is a non OEM color. It was picked out from another brand's custom color chip book. It is a med-dark metallic blue with a blue pearl. It is a very stunning color but will be hard to match because I don't have a paint code or a mixing formula for this color.
Here is a picture of the mustang I painted with The blue pearl.
Let me know if you would be interested or not. Depend on the amount of labor and type of paint you orignaly have I can paint your vette with one of the two colors for somewhere in the $600-$1000 range.