In Reply to: Re: Paint info to base paint decisions on posted by Brian C. on April 25, 2000 at 21:54:47:
: I am getting ready to have the 68 1602 sprayed soon. Was wondering why they told you the synthetic urethane would only last a few years?
: Because of how its prepped or?
: My 68 is Granada red with a black interior so i am excited to get it done and looking sharp.
: Also the 74 that im stripping for paint that had the vinyl top was not a factory job as I suspected, there was obvious sanding and original paint underneath.
I don't know the chemical makeup of synthetic urethane but from the cheaper paint jobs I checked out 500-700, this is what they used. I talked to some higher dollar shops including an automotive paint supply dealer and the consensus was that the synthetic does not hold up as well as the acrylic. Also, when using the acrylic urethane, there is a choice between using "1 part" or "2 part". The 2 part has a clear topcoat and is glossier than the 1 part, also more expensive. The more you prep yourself the better quality job you will have.