[E-Type] Painting advice

Good morning,
I have reached to point where I can begin putting things on rather than take
things off. Without 25 years of grease and grime this should be pleasant. I
am ready to paint the bulkhead armed with signal red from Tower Paint. How
about some guidance? How long between coats? How many coats? Should anything
be done between coats and after all of the coats are on what is necessary to
finish the job? This is an enamel paint an there is probably some kind of
polishing or buffing procedure.

Thanks in advance

Doug
Fresno
74 OTS

Hi Doug -

Congratulations. You are in an enviable position now.

I can’t give you a direct answer to you question. The correct procedure
for the paint you have should be provided to you by the paint
manufacturer.

I recommend you get a good book on how to paint a car. There are many
good ones on the market. Dupont also put out a booklet on auto painting.
Check with Amazon.com.

Cheers.

Bjarn

Doug Collins wrote:>

Good morning,
I have reached to point where I can begin putting things on rather than take
things off. Without 25 years of grease and grime this should be pleasant. I
am ready to paint the bulkhead armed with signal red from Tower Paint. How
about some guidance? How long between coats? How many coats? Should anything
be done between coats and after all of the coats are on what is necessary to
finish the job? This is an enamel paint an there is probably some kind of
polishing or buffing procedure.

Thanks in advance

Doug
Fresno
74 OTS

Doug, you are asking some relly basic question here. (I’m not putting a value
judgement on that, matter of fact it shows you’re thinking) What you need is
some books or some lessons; at least some kind of education in the process.
Perhaps you could have a shop paint the tub while you watch and help. That way
you can see the steps of preparation needed before you actually spray.
LLoyd

Doug Collins wrote:> Good morning,

I have reached to point where I can begin putting things on rather than take
things off. Without 25 years of grease and grime this should be pleasant. I
am ready to paint the bulkhead armed with signal … delete