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Re: Big Problems with OEM JD Paint

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10-22-2012 16:59:34

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People brag about the duponts and ppgs but the old paint is hard to paint with and takes alot of skill too get no runs and stuff in the paint. I'm pround of my oem paint . Still shiny after 5 years.

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10-23-2012 04:01:05

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 Re: Big Problems with OEM JD Paint in reply to Thesmoothedeere, 10-22-2012 16:59:34  
How much sun (UV) exposure has your OEM paint been subjected to in those five (5) years? I would guess it is minimal with the vehicle spending much time in a shed away from sunlight

Experiments I have conducted have proven otherwise...Alkyd Enamel chemistry based paint has poor uv sunlight resistance & fades significantly with UV exposure.....

Why one would go through the extreme efforts of sandblasting/preparation required to properly prepare a vehicle for paint & use a low quality paint is beyond me.....I suppose it is a cost issue....If that is the case, I would skimp on the tires.

Overall, it is the restorer"s vehicle end use as a goal in paint choice.

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10-23-2012 15:23:47

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 Re: Big Problems with OEM JD Paint in reply to Cockbird_Hunter, 10-23-2012 04:01:05  
Didn't have the equipment to spray the nasty stuff. And yes if you get a good coat of wax on it and keep them outta sunlight they will shine for years.

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