how much paint do i need to paint a 1997 sebring convertible

Asked by Apr 19, 2017 at 06:49 PM about the 1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible

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oh brother...depends on what you use>your budget and how nice you want it < no base, clear, reducers and thinners - just paint 1 gallon plus...”Buy at least a gallon and an extra quart ...... Here are some rules of thumb: Small cars – Miata, Minis, Model A roadsters and the like typically take about 2 quarts of single stage paint to apply enough coats to cover, plus the reducers and hardeners. Medium to full size cars – Your typical muscle car, modern sedan, or full size car usually will use most of a gallon of single stage paint. Usually it is best to buy a gallon kit and have extra than to try to save a little and buy 3 quarts. If spraying basecoat clear coat it may only take 2-3 quarts of basecoat to cover completely. Trucks and Vans – Obviously these are bigger and you will need more paint. Buy at least a gallon and an extra quart for regular sized trucks, and 2 for vans, full sized SUVs and crew cab trucks. Don’t forget you have to paint inside the bed too. If spraying basecoat clear coat a gallon of color may be enough, but buy more than a gallon of clear. Clearcoat – Always buy a full gallon kit of clear and mix as needed. You can always use leftover paint that has not been mixed with activator for spot repairs or small projects. Same color respray – If you are respraying a typical car the same color, because the clear has failed or after collision repair, you likely will only need about 2 quarts of base coat color. You will still need a gallon of clear though. Single stage vs basecoat/clearcoat – You will use more single stage paint then you will basecoat to cover any given car. But chances are you will use less total paint when you compare the amount of basecoat and clearcoat applied compared to the single stage paint. Item #: RSP AE2110-GL Gunmetal Grey Metallic - Acrylic Enamel Automotive Car Paint, 1 Gallon Only $76.96 EVERY COLOR OF PAIN WILL CHANGE LIKE THE COLOR GRAY COULD BE $35.00 A GALLON OF SOMETHING CLOSE $$90.00 ******** i only use acrylic enamel...fast, cheap,easy to take care of. .kelly . ******* kelly this car was painted 22 years ago

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