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Acrylic Paint ???

Discussion in 'Buying and selling help' started by OSF, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

    Sutherland NSW
    Is it true that all of these old VW's we have would have originally been painted in acrylic paint?

    The reason I ask is that I'm looking at a few different vehicles (some restored and some not) and I note a few re-sprays etc that have been done using acrylic paint. I note some of these have been done professionally (as bare metal jobs) and as such I don't quite get why you would go acrylic in this day and age (esp. if you are paying someone else to do it).

    Please educate me.
  2. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

    sunshine coast
    Factory is acrylic modified enamel.
    The repair type was acrylic lacquer. Best commonly available in repair shops at the time as the factory stuff was oven baked.

    No-one would use acrylic lacquer if they can't spray or don't have clean conditions for 2 pac.
    The other issue with 2 pac is the hardener contains isocyanates.
    That in turn has restrictions for use without suitable spray booth etc.
    Also requires force fed air mask and skin protection.
    Some people just use good cartridge masks but only the sundstrom is approved as far as I know.
    I use the 3m but with good ventilation as well.

    2 pac has far superior qualities but requires more skill and good equipment to apply.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 13, 2018
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