Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Redondo Beach CA
If you shoot the urethane make sure you have a respirator, and no, those charcoal canister masks wont cut it as they don't filter out the isocyanates used in unrethane hardeners. Unless you want to know what it's like to have an asthma attack. If you choose not to use a fresh air setup plese be very careful. I was told by my paint place that the enamel is actually more chip resistant since the urethane is a harder paint. I painted my car with enamel, mainly for cost reasons, I used Valspar refinish brand (they also make House of Color paints). I think urethane will keep it's finish longer with less work in the long run, I had a car painted in Imron once, that was some durable stuff (it did have qute a few chips in in the grill area). The paint store said I could expect 5 years with enamel and 7 years with the urethane as far as life goes, depending, that would be a driven car, since mine is covered in a garage and driven sparingly I should expect a much longer paint life. I'd recommend finding a knowledgeable paint store and spend some time talking to them.
69 Mach One, 428CJ, Legend 5 Speed, 3.91's.