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Old 08-05-2014, 02:49 PM
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How much paint?

I'm looking to respray my 280CE Coupe. Going to change the color to 6-822 Forest Green. How much do I need to order? One gallon is $324.00. Is one enough? Thanks again!!
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:10 PM
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Depends on type/ brand and experience. I just painted a 300 SD for a customer and used about 3 quarts, That was door jambs too. Assuming you're doing base clear, figure on most bases will reduce 2:1 so a gallon will get you 2 gallons reduced. If you go with cheaper paint it will take more than higher priced will. Typically you aren't saving much by using cheap paint as you will need twice as much to cover. PLUS the color match will be much worse.
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Old 08-09-2014, 02:08 AM
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I've been told it also depends on your spraying equipment - HVLP / LVLP stuff is meant to use less paint
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Old 08-24-2014, 12:53 AM
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How much paint?

I am wondering the same thing . 93 201 chassis no color change . I am thinking 2 quarts . I want to good paint . PPG or BASF I think . Or maybe Spies Hecker . I would need just as much primer and clear ?
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:15 PM
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Usually you need a little over twice as much clear.

Primer--well it depends on what you need to do. If you are fixing rusty areas and patching with metal, you will need a non-sanding primer for rust prevention, then a primer surfacer. It depends on the amount of repairs you need to cover.
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