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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:46 pm    Post subject: Using NOS paint ? Reply with quote

Anyone have any advice or experience on using these old cans of paint? Never opened. itís an acrylic enamel. Still liquid. What primer to use? What thinner and how much. Iíd likely use the cheap HF gun.

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This is our family project. Some folks told me I should crush it but it has no rust. I need to paint the gas tank area, engine bay, back and a drivers side rear quarter panel. I wish I could blast it. Iíve been wire wheeling and sanding. Still a ways to go. Iím thinking Ospho, primer, seam seal, sand, color. Iím going to live with the imperfections of the metal for now so this doesnít have to be a perfect paint job.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Using NOS paint ? Reply with quote

Wow! Shocked Looks like you caught a car-b-q just in time. Good luck. I have no advice though.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Using NOS paint ? Reply with quote

Thanks. The fire was October of 2011. With luck we'll have it running by the ten year anniversary
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:44 am    Post subject: Re: Using NOS paint ? Reply with quote

Are there any indications of a manufacture date or shelf life expiration? I would use it, but I would thoroughly shake/stir well to get the pigments off the bottom that have probably turned into concrete. Also do not forget to filter the paint. I would bet there are going to be chunks floating in it. I would not have scraped the car either. Its salvageable.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Using NOS paint ? Reply with quote

My advice is donít use it. A gallon of Limco single stage is cheap. Donít risk using it just because itís NOS. Iíd keep them with the bus as a display.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Using NOS paint ? Reply with quote

I have no idea how old it is or how it was stored. I have not decided to use it or not. I thought about trying it out on something else but I'm not sure how long I'd have to use the rest once the can is opened. And can't sort out what primer to use or what thinner.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: Using NOS paint ? Reply with quote

I would use it since you are doing spot repairs on original paint.
Repaint the whole exterior if you use new paint
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Using NOS paint ? Reply with quote

Why not experiment with a few ounces?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Using NOS paint ? Reply with quote

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I think that's what I'm going to do. Get all ready for primer and open a can and start the clock. But I can't seem to figure out what primer and thinner would be compatible. Maybe I'm over thinking it, I'm just trying to get all the steps/plan figured out in advance.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Using NOS paint ? Reply with quote

I donít get what is so special about NOS paint. Even if it was still pristine in the cam after all these years you are not doing an NOS paint job unless you duplicate the factory conditions. Itís just a bucket of old paint. An NOS factory type 4 would get me excited, but not paint. If you are going for a factory painted look, Iím sure it could be done with available modern paints.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Using NOS paint ? Reply with quote

I never worry about brand of primer.
The direction list reducer, but no hardener, which you donít technically need for AE paints, but I hope you have a super dust free environment to let it sit and harden in.
You could get a pint of cheap say OMNI AE hardener and do a test run to see if it works. Hardener will also help the AE last longer.
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