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Mercedes Sprinter 311cdi

Post by 0rphan on August 5th 2012, 5:32 pm

Hi I've started work on my 2002 311 sprinter lwb van
after shot blasting the rust spots from the panels filling and sanding the panels managed to get a couple of coats of paint on the bad side of the van.
I'm using the Earlex hv5000 turbine sprayer with 1.0mm tip with Rusto combi-color ral 9006 white aluminium 75/25 thinned with acetone will also try it at 60/40 as the paint did seem a bit thick but may have been the acetone evaporating too quickly.


I will say this for the white aluminium the coverage is very good and if I was to change the colour this would make an excellent base coat this was done with 500ml of paint

I've decided to tackle the van in sections due to the size of it and not being able to get it indoors and the weather being so changeable this year
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on August 5th 2012, 10:55 pm

Does that aluminum end up looking like a metallic?
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Post by 0rphan on August 6th 2012, 5:12 am

no unfortunately it does look silver but the metal particles in the paint are really fine.

I am thinking of mixing metal flake through the paint to see what the outcome is but I will have to add it to every coat unless I can find a suitable clear coat
worse case scenario I'll have to cut it back and paint a new top coat.
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