Flex Paint Part2

Jpinkowish at aol.com Jpinkowish at aol.com
Tue Jul 22 13:50:09 EDT 2003

In a message dated 7/22/03 10:13:45 AM EDT, ccarvell at nbsusa.com writes:

>  I just heard back from a online dealer in paint about flex additives
>  in paint for bumpers.  He stated that I would need to use a flex primer,
>  and then use reg spray paint.  He stated since I needed it in a spray
>  can, It won't work to put it into a can.

Hi Cade,
I would forget the on-line person and go to a local auto paint store for some
personal attention.  Let the paint shop guy help you.

I used a local PPG paint formulator and used the DBU basecoat/clearcoat
system.  DBU literature says a flex additive is not needed.  Don't remember about
the primer or the clear.  One quart of formulated base coat was about $45.  You
can use this paint for your bumpers.  Remember you need a flexible clear coat.

You need to get that spoiler baby-ass smooth before you paint it.  Otherwise,
you'll see every imperfection.


Jan Pinkowish
'85 4ksq
Bristol, CT

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