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    Default What paint for Heavy Equipment?

    I collect heavy equipment, cranes, dozers and the like. Things have changed a lot since I painted cars 30 years ago and I need to get up to speed. I need a single stage, no clear coat finish. The piece will not be sand blasted and will be sanded down to bare metal or good factory paint. I have an air supplied respirator and am using a turbine powered HVLP gun. What are my paint choices from the best down and the trade offs for each? Is non-etch epoxy primer the best choice for me? The more information the better. Thanks Bob

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    What I'd suggest is epoxy primer and acrylic Urethane. I worked at an agricultural fertilizer/herbicide spraying outfit and that's what we used for ease and durability. At that time it was acrylic urethane but the old Imron but the epoxy primer is nice on this stuff. Especially on cast pieces that will need no sanding.

    Sandlast, epoxy prime, wait a day and topcoat. On sheetmetal that you want smooth you'll have to epoxy prime, wait a day, spray sandable primer,wait a day, sand, (seal prime if you wish) and topcoat.

    I use PPG now and the numbers would be 402 LF(epoxy primer) k36 (sandable primer) and DCC (acrylic urethane top caot)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevininohio
    What I'd suggest is epoxy primer and acrylic Urethane.)
    I agree. It's very tough stuff.:cool:

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    I don't think my supplier carries PPG. Any suggestions in 3M or SW? They don't cary all the line from either manufacturer and I'd like some quality line names instead of the counter man pushing something that they stock but may be second string. Has anyone ever put together a chart of equivalents products from the various paint companies? Thanks so far, Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH.
    I don't think my supplier carries PPG. Any suggestions in 3M or SW? They don't cary all the line from either manufacturer and I'd like some quality line names instead of the counter man pushing something that they stock but may be second string. Has anyone ever put together a chart of equivalents products from the various paint companies? Thanks so far, Bob
    Sorry, Don't know the other manufactures equivilants. They should be asle to get what you need by saying Epoxy primer and acrylic urethane topcoat.

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    One thing to watch is the recoat window. It was suggested that you spray the epoxy primer & wait 'til the next day to top coat. Most epoxies have a 24 hour or less recoat window for maximum adhesion. Larry

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    The only epoxy I've seen that has a 24 hour recoat or less is Kirker. Most of the others I've looked at have between a 3 day and 7 day recoat window.

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    I was wrong. They carry Dupont and SW. What acrylic urethane should I be looking at from these manufacturers? Bob

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    Default Genesis Single Stage for Heavy Equipment

    Try This Site For Sherwin Williams Single Stage.
    My Paint Supplier told me he mixes paint all the time for a local company that is in the restoration business and they love using this paint on heavy equipment.

    http://www.sherwin-automotive.com/pr...t=15&group=Yes
    [SIGPIC]

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    Keep in mind you can paint over it when it's past the recoat window,
    it just means you have to sand it first.:cool:

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    What about Dupont's Nason line?

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