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lars49
Larry Barnes
Colorado Springs
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06/11/2009 02:12PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB GM LA1 3400 V6

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WAG on how much paint I will need.
Posted by: lars49
Date: April 21, 2013 01:56PM

How much coverage can I expect from a QT of paint? I'm looking at using Southern Polyurethanes. I'm going to call them next week, but I'd like some feedback on your experiences.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: WAG on how much paint I will need.
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 22, 2013 08:58AM

You will need more than a quart unless you are just doing a few panels or one end of the car maybe. I buy a gallon, but if you are doing everything, top, bottom, inside and out even that may not be enough.

Jim


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
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12/20/2008 05:46PM

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72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: WAG on how much paint I will need.
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: April 22, 2013 11:06AM

Jim is right, why take a chance on not having enough,, ironically the gallon price is cheaper per quart (usually) but you don't get a full gallon either (usually). Buying a quart here and there could result in a mismatch(poor mixing) and you will play hell trying to get them to correct any mistakes on anyones part.
Dave


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Re: WAG on how much paint I will need.
Posted by: BWA
Date: April 22, 2013 12:44PM

You will be able to easily paint the entire car with 3 quarts of paint. If you are planning on having the car finished with clearcoat you can get by with 2 good coats of base coat. If you are not going with clearcoat then you should go with 3 good coats of base coat.

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Byron


lars49
Larry Barnes
Colorado Springs
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Main British Car:
1980 MGB GM LA1 3400 V6

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Re: WAG on how much paint I will need.
Posted by: lars49
Date: April 22, 2013 02:33PM

Thanks guys. It's an MGB-LE and I need to do the exterior.

The Florida and Colorado sun has completely oxidized the exterior, the undercarriage is fine, the tub floors need done. .I'm going with a black base coat/clear coat. I found a local fellow that will cut me a stencil for the stripes so they can be painted instead of being appliqued. The engine compartment will be a dark gray just so I can get some light in there.

This gives me an idea of what I need to order. I wasn't thinking of ordering a single quart, just trying to get and idea on how many square feet it would cover.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/22/2013 02:37PM by lars49.


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