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12-13-2009, 11:28 AM
I have a question hopefully someone can help me with. I am just a hobbyist and am getting ready to repaint a truck that I did 4 years ago due to some shodding fiberglass work. The question is, how long is paint good that has been stored. I have about a half gallon of clear that is sealed up tight and has been stored in my shop for at least 4 years. I hate to toss it due to the cost, but I don't want to screw up a paint job and have to redo it again due to trying to be cheap. Thanks for any feedback.
If your paint is a urethane it's probably still good however the hardener should probably be replaced. Once the hardener is opened it usually goes bad within a year but it can depend on how it's stored. Using a preservative like Bloxygen can greatly increase the shelf life.
Bloxygen Link (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=PSH)
12-13-2009, 11:47 AM
What about base??I have some base paint that I stocked up because of the change to waterborn...What temp should paints be stored at?
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