Cellulose paint

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veedubgub
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Cellulose paint

Post by veedubgub » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:11 pm

So ive not got a caddy yet, but when i do, if i dont manage to get one with color coded bumpers Ill have a go at painting them myself.

Ive already got all the kit and have a fair amount of practice from prepping and spraying motorcycle fairings.

I know 2k is much more hard wearing but I dont have all the correct PPE for 2k so ive only ever used celly for the bike fairings.

Just wondering if anyone on here has ever attempted to paint their bumpers using celly and what their experiences were?

If so how did the paint hold up after months/years?

Did you use a 1k clear top coat or just cut an polish?

also how hard/easy is it to find paint suppliers that can match the vw paint codes in celly? (any recommendations welcome)

cheers

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Re: Cellulose paint

Post by Redhotvsgtipug » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:27 pm

Have you considered non isocyanate 2k. Will give you a harder finish.

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Re: Cellulose paint

Post by veedubgub » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:22 am

Redhotvsgtipug wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Have you considered non isocyanate 2k. Will give you a harder finish.
Cheers, Ive looked into this before but never used it....many mixed reviews but worth a try.
I could paint a small fairing as a test to see how it goes first before going all out on the bumpers

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Re: Cellulose paint

Post by Baldspeed Racing » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:02 pm

Celly would need a lot more work to keep it looking good imo, id go acrylic if you cant paint 2K. As I painted my mk3 Golf Vento front end swap a few years ago and with a decent gun it came out really well even for metallic paint.

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