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Find a local jobber in your area. PPG, DuPont, Sherwin Williams...You sure you need an entire gallon? If you're doing just the exterior, and not door jambs, under hood, etc...you may be able to get by with 2 quarts, especially if it is a 1:1 mix ratio. At 1:1, 2 quarts reduced will yield a sprayable gallon...are you wanting basecoat/clearcoat?
 

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Find a local jobber in your area. PPG, DuPont, Sherwin Williams...You sure you need an entire gallon? If you're doing just the exterior, and not door jambs, under hood, etc...you may be able to get by with 2 quarts, especially if it is a 1:1 mix ratio. At 1:1, 2 quarts reduced will yield a sprayable gallon...are you wanting basecoat/clearcoat?
Just need enough to paint two doors .....so based on what you are saying a quart might do the job, I have a guy who can spray them but haven't talked to him yet ....just trying to get an idea of the cost! Thx guys!
 

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To do just the doors - outsides only, a pint will be more than enough...will even be enough to paint inside and out...again it should yield a sprayable quart. If you have someone that can spray it, chances are they can get the paint...and MOST importantly get it from a system that THEY like to use ;)
 

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BTW, don't be surprised if a pint runs close to $50...a qt closed to $100...and that is not including reducer, clearcoat, hardner etc...

Depending on the brands, price will vary...and some brands have lesser expensive lines too....for example PPG has Shop-Line, Dupont has Nasan....but you will find that OEM finishes are usually done in the more expensive version - if PPG, then will be DBC...and sometimes you might get a slight difference in shade if you use a lesser priced line
 

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To do just the doors - outsides, only a pint will be more than enough...will even be enough to paint inside and out...again it should yield a sprayable quart. If you have someone that can spray it, chances are they can get the paint...and MOST importantly get it from a system that THEY like to use ;)
Exactly!!!
I use Dupont Chroma base. It is a 1:1 mix so 1 pint will make 1qt of spray able material but you will need to buy a pint of basemaker as well. Check with a local paint supplier as stated above, they can mix what ever you need so its ready to spray. For a mixed qt of sprayable base coat expect to pay $100-$200 plus you will need a pt. of sealer to go down before the base coat and clear to go on after.
 

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Chromabase is nice....BUT pricey! I just did a Heritage Springer using jet fire orange in chroma base....laid down beautifully! Was $150 for a pint because it was a special mix color made to match the original 1968 shade....I mostly use Matrix now - GREAT products, GREAT price point too!
 

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I have never used matrix, but when doing a cheaper overall for a customer I was use PPG shopline. Their basecoat is good but I hate the way their clear spays so I use Nasons 465 clear.
 

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Thanks a lot guys...got these full doors and they look a little funny ....solar yellow on patriot blue TJ and the last thing I need in Ohio is somebody thinking this is my way of rooting for the Michigan Football team! :popcorn:
 

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I have never used matrix, but when doing a cheaper overall for a customer I was use PPG shopline. Their basecoat is good but I hate the way their clear spays so I use Nasons 465 clear.
I LOVE the Matrix clears! The MS42 is comparable to 2042 from PPG, even has a higher solids content...lays down nice too. They have all different types of clears, and they even have a less expensive line called Refinish Solutions...lovin that clear now too!

Because I do custom work, I used to use alot of HOK, but Matrix has ALL of it in their line...

If you ever get a chance to, I HIGHLY recommend Matrix...and the price point rocks!!!

Sorry to veer from the initial topic....I like to talk paint :)
 

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i found out the goin with other than OEM paint does not match as u want it to be, i got the patriot blue with pearl coat on it just original and had to pain the fender n half og the door and the new pain does not have that pearl coat on it so u really cant tell the differents but if u look close u will! next time i think im gonna have to go with OEM just to have it as original as it was... just my opinion. and yes it cost alot $$$$.
 

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paint matching like a pro

A lot of mismatched paint jobs is due to the painter.The paint color can be adjusted with different gun pressure and the distance the gun is held from the panel being painted.If its metalic paint the wetter its sprayed the darker the paint will be as it lets the metalic flakes to settle to the bottom,the dryer the paint the lighter it will be as the flakes lay on top and you get more light reflection.this trick only works with metalic colors.On solid paint it depends on the guy mixing the color pigments.If you go to a body shop supply store the can usually color match your paint if you request it and bring them a panel to match it to,a gas lid door works for cars and trucks but not Wranglers. When they do the match request a spray match and use the pressure that they sprayed the match as that affects the final color too.Lastly if its a clear coat blend the paint on each adjioning panel ,then clear coat.By blending it can make any slight mismatch disappear.I owned bodyshops for the last 38 years and did mostly insurance repairs and the paint had to match.
 

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Pedro what also happens alot of times is that there are many variances of the same color! I once came across a Ford color - was a metallic charcoal, and it has 30+ variances!!!!

I often run into this with Harley paints....these car mfg's don't manufacture paint...you can buy HD 'branded' paint and it's a formula that has been remixed by an aftermarket source, but HD has nothing to do with the paint other than slapping a label on the can...

Not to mention, with HD paint it sprays crappy! Not sure how OEM paints spray for cars...
 

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Med - I don't know how you dealt with having to match all those cars for so many years! Must have been challenging...luckily for me, I do almost all custom stuff so I don't have to match much...and in fact, I pretty much don't do any matches any more if I can help it....with some of the HD colors they use alot of tristage candies...fun stuff :)
 
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