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Dupli-Color lacquer...Good enough to spray bike with???

Old 07-12-08, 12:09 PM
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Dupli-Color lacquer...Good enough to spray bike with???

Hate to do it, but I cant find much in search about lacquer. Should I just stick to enamel?



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is there a specific color your shooting for?

my buddy sprayed his bike with krylon glow in the dark paint which i think was meant for interior pieces not exposed to sun or much heat and its starting to fade and spot quickly.

using a model lacquer for something that isnt meant to be exposed to weather much may fade the same way or weather funny.

id stick to an outdoor krylon or acrylic enamel or some sort. just prep well and you should be good!
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https://www.duplicolor.com/products/mirage.html

I was wondering if this stuff would work...if not I would just go w/ the regular enamel paint



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ah, yes. that stuff is usually in the automotive section. should be a safe bet.
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read this for pros and cons of enamel vs. lacquer

https://codyscoop.com/ht-paint.html
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good god...
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i thought lacquer was outlawed years ago
 
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noope...nobody really uses it though


acrylic enamel is really easy to use. lacquer is harder to use but gives a better look.

the only times i know of people painting with lacquer is to restore old cars to get that original look
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i used dupli-color acrylic laquer (branded "truck, van, and suv") from o'reilly's auto, and its held up pretty well on my bike after a year. i did 3 coats black, 2 coats clear, and then polished it. My dad runs an auto-body-repair shop, and normally scoffs at rattle-can paint, but said this stuff was pretty good for spray paint.

here's a pic. the spray paint is on the top half (above the blue stripes) of the down tube to cover up the "IRO" sticker:



you can't really tell the difference between the spray paint and the original paint unless you look closely in person.

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Originally Posted by jilla82 View Post
https://www.duplicolor.com/products/mirage.html

I was wondering if this stuff would work...if not I would just go w/ the regular enamel paint



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I used the magenta/gold on an old Schwinn homegrown i had.....worked great,just remember to clear coat it.I also used duplicoler,s grabber green with clear efex clear coat on this..



it turned out great but i was in a hurry to ride it and didnt clear coat it,but its still holding up very well. Duplicolor has very good products.
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the bars arnt angled very high,its just the bars being cocked a little sideways that makes it look like that.
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Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
I used the magenta/gold on an old Schwinn homegrown i had.....worked great,just remember to clear coat it.I also used duplicoler,s grabber green with clear efex clear coat on this..



it turned out great but i was in a hurry to ride it and didnt clear coat it,but its still holding up very well. Duplicolor has very good products.
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the bars arnt angled very high,its just the bars being cocked a little sideways that makes it look like that.
I think im going to buy a seperate clear coat for the job. Someone on another msg board said the one that came with the kit wasnt that good.






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I believe its the same as theyre automotive clear coat,but im not sure
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