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1965 Daytona Coupe Can I Use Automotive Spray Paint

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  • Member since
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  • From: West Palm Beach, Florida
1965 Daytona Coupe Can I Use Automotive Spray Paint
Posted by mic53mlb on Monday, March 8, 2021 8:55 AM

Hi guys,

           the last car model I built was the General Lee in 1979, things have come a long way since. I'm building a 1965 Daytona Coupe in Caspian Blue PPG 12547 and can't find it in model spray paint but can get it in Krylon and automotive grade spray paint. Can I use this stuff ?? Thanks

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, March 8, 2021 9:37 AM

Yes.  I have used auto spray paints from the parts store many times to match colors not available in model lines.  Spray it just like any other spray paint by starting and stopping offt the model, a couple light coats, etc., etc...

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Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, March 8, 2021 10:25 AM

Be sure to use a good primer, preferably a like brand of the paint you are using.  Krylon = Krylon, DupliColor = DupliColor, PPG = PPG, etc.

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  • From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Posted by mic53mlb on Monday, March 8, 2021 2:12 PM

Thanks so much for the info guys, I didn't want to damage the model if the paint was to aggressiv. should I use a finishing primer or high build ? I think avoid high build as not to fill in engraved lines/details ... you guys tell me.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 8, 2021 4:39 PM

Test it on a sprue. And try decanting it if you have an airbrush and want more control

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, March 8, 2021 4:44 PM

I use Duplicolor  Filler primer on my car models exclusively. 

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  • From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Posted by mic53mlb on Monday, March 8, 2021 5:39 PM

Thanks guys, I have an airbrush but would like to avoid using it if I can, try and get by with a spray can ( I don't have the facilities I used to have, waiting to build/put together my work shop). If you think my airbrush is a must I'll set up a temp set up.

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, March 8, 2021 6:02 PM

I spray my primer straight from the can. My color and clear  coats are done with a full size spray gun. This 59 Chrysler was primed with Duplicolor primer from the can.

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  • From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Posted by mic53mlb on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 4:53 AM

Do you sand or shoot color and then clear ??

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:57 AM

Hi;

    First off-I prefer Krylon Primer-Dove Grey. Shaken well it sprays fine and does not obscure details. One frost coat, one full coat. Let completely dry. Then Use the appropriate Krylon color to match your desired color. Or Yes, you can use the Automotive touch-up colors.

    When done sand lightly all over with the finest grit you can get. This scuffs the surface of the primer allowing better adhesion of the color coat. I only use clear if needed. Real cars may have it, but to me it creates a false gloss on a model, that's impossible to achieve except in automotive Trailer Queens!

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:42 AM

I use auto paint on about half of my car builds.  I prime with an auto paint primer, sand primer with 600 grit.  A good application of auto paint gives a pretty good gloss.  Older cars did not have wet look from factory.  I only clearcoat eighties and newer cars, and rods and customs.

 

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