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Single Stage and Base/Clear on same vehicle

Discussion in 'Paint and Body' started by NellieFJ40, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. NellieFJ40

    NellieFJ40

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    Hello everyone,

    The shop who is working on my 77 fj40 is suggesting I do a base/clear out the outside but single stage on interior. Has anyone done this or heard of doing it? Thoughts/concerns?

    Also, even though the look will be different from original I am thinking about doing base/clear on the outside thinking it may be more durable or hold up better than a single stage paint. Is that accurate? Or does the base clear really only get you a more vibrant/shiny finish?

    Thanks so much!
     
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    Also, the shop is planning to use axalta paints which I understand is what the Dupont paints are now called. The single stage paint is Nason Ful-thane. Cant remember what line he suggested for base/clear.
     
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    I used the nason ful-thane on my build and it turned out great, just be aware this is their economy / intro line. Nothing wrong with that, as long as your guy isn't charging you for a premium paint.

    Assume you are going with a non metallic color? Most shops won't shoot metallic in a single stage.
     
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    Jon,

    Awesome info, thanks. I'm a bit disappointed to hear that it's the low end paint. They haven't sold it as great paint but said it was good. They are suggesting the ful-thane on the outside with clear. Just ful-thane on the inside with no clear.

    What would ful-thane cost a gallon? What would the axalta better paint be called and cost? Im6having a hard time figuring it out online.

    Thanks so much!
     
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    I purchased a gallon of ful thane in Audi Nardo Grey and it was around 275 ish including reducer and activator. It's not cheap paint but it is axalta's intro line.
     
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    Thanks Jon. The shop is now saying that they could use the nason full thane or axalta chroma 1 premier single stage.