|Graphics Products Used|
|U00-P02||Pin Stripe Reducer ||½ pint||$19.97 ||pint|
|U03-B06||Red Striping Enamel||1 bottle||$15.61 ||pint|
|PBC-44||Snowwhite Pearl||1 quart||$90.55 ||quart|
|BC-26||White Basecoat||½ gallon||$181.01||gallon|
|KS-10||White Ko-Seal II Primer||1 pint||$108.24 ||pint|
| || || ||$415.38|| |
|Blocking labor prior to paint (50 hours at $70 per/hr)||$3,500.00|
|Materials (paint, etc.)||$2,598.32|
|Paint labor (15 hours at $70 per/hr)||$1,050.00|
|Wet sand, buff, and polish (40 hours at $70 per/hr)||$2,800.00|
|KP21-A Kwikure Epoxy Primer, 1-part||KP21-B Kwikure Epoxy Primer, 1-part||RU311 Reducer, 1-part|
|KS-12 KoSeal II, 4-parts||KU150 Exempt Catalyst, 1-part||RU311 Reduce up to 10%|
|BC12 Zenith Gold, 2-parts||RU311 Reducer, 1-part||---|
|BC01 Pale Gold Shimrin" Metajuls, 2-parts||RU311 Reducer, 1-part||---|
|UK-08 Tangerine Kandy, 2-parts||RU311 Reducer, 1-part||KU150 Exempt Catalyst, 1-part |
|SG-100 Intercoat Clear, 2-parts||RU311 Reducer, 1-part||---|
|UFC-35 Kosmic Urethane Flo-Klear, 2-parts||RU311 Reducer, 1-part||KU150 Exempt Catalyst, 1-part|
7 Ways To Save On Paint And Body
1. Turn a three-stage paint job into a two-stage paint job. Your painter can use a Prophet (a special camera) to read the color you desire and have the formula converted to two-stage. Not all three-stage paint systems can be converted, but a few examples of ones that can are Cadillac Diamond White and GMC Envoy Platinum Ice.
2. Don't "paint it black" like the Rolling Stones. Black reflects everything, so bodywork, sanding, and polishing require more time, effort, and cost.
3. If it's cool graphics you're after, you like the color of your Pontiac already, and the paint is in good condition, just paint the graphics onto the existing paint job. Want to see how good it can look? Check out this '97 T/A.
4. If you are repainting your Pontiac the same color, don't paint the jambs unless you really need to. They take a long time to prep and tape. Use 3M aperture tape, a rolled foam tape, on the jamb edge. It fills in the area so there is no overspray or paint line.
5. Non-metallic may look better without clear, especially on black and white cars. You can mix a bit of clear in the final coat to add a bit of translucence.
6. Don't use lacquer primer, as it's not compatible with urethane or enamel paint.
7. Don't use no-name products or the savings will be short lived. Don't mix paint systems- ever. You have no recourse with the manufacturer if a defect arises.
As you can see, this is not a paint system for the faint of heart or light of wallet, but the results are very impressive. Total labor exceeded 55 hours in painting, graphics, wet sanding, and polishing. This is not counting the block-sanding prep prior to the first primer sealer coat. At $70 per hour for labor, this is a substantial investment. The material amounts and costs are listed in the sidebar.
This paint system will get your show Pontiac noticed from five blocks away, and everyone will ask about it. Keep in mind, however, that your ride must be meticulously cared for once this paint is applied. Yes, it's very durable, but given the amount of steps required to do it, repairs will certainly be more time consuming than paint systems with less stages.
Zenith Gold Shimrin' metallic base (BC12) was applied in "three to five medium coats with
Pale Gold Shimrin' Metajuls metallic basecoat (MBC01) came next. The advantages of this pr
The Pale Gold Shimrin' was sprayed in two medium coats with flash time in between. The dry
Next came the Tangerine Kandy (UK08). "I had to be careful with the Kandy," Patrick says.
Following the graphics application were three wet coats of (UFC35) Polyurethane Flow Klear
Shown here under a 3M Sun Light lamp, you can see the brilliance of the pearls and metalli