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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 02, 8:46 PM Thread Starter
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I would like to help people see the light about lacquer paint.
I seen somebody on here called 70 is fine was laughting his a77 off on me because I mentioned lacquer was a better paint job than base coat clear coat ENAMEL. All that bc cc is is thick ugly ENAMEL paint. The color doesn't even shine ,you have to look thru a coat of thick clear to even see the color.
The newer paint than bc cc is even worst yet.
What I'm getting at is you guys do all that work getting your car ready then put ENAMEL on your car. It didn't come with enamel it came with lacquer.
If you would ever see a good black lacquer paint job you would would only use bc cc on your wheel barrel.
Why do you think they only use lacquer paint on the real expensive cars.There is a place for bc cc but not on a chevelle that you like more than any other car.
Bc cc is like building a house and leaving tar paper on the out side .
Bc cc may be a toughter paint but who in he88 wants to look at that thick fakey paint every day.A lacquer paint job with a few chip in it will always look better than bc cc ENAMEL.
So if you guys want to keep them original try to get your car painted lacquer which has a mile deep thin shine and you won't have to look thru that thick cc ENAMEL to see what color your car is.
And for 70isfine I laugh every time I see a bc cc ENAMEL paint job.
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Here is a link with a car that looks like it has a lacquer paint job. If it isn't it is close to it http://www.noneckschevelle.com/image...69%20ss396.jpg
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post #2 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 02, 10:10 PM
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I've always liked lacquer but I've heard it's expensive to use and hard to get these days. I was also told that today's sutff isn't as good as what was used in the 60's because the lead has been removed from it. I've got 15 year old black enamel on my car, and it's showing it's age, but for black I'd definitely opt for that. As you said though, it may not last as long but it looks better.

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post #3 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 02, 10:19 PM
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Hey now there's a new game we can all play...even the kids

guess my paintjob
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post #4 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 02, 10:38 PM
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You can't play here Mike, your car isn't black, none of mine are either.

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post #5 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 02, 10:41 PM
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Your cars came with bias ply tires too.Should we all run them also?.Its 2002,the technology of todays paint systems leave laquer in the dust.Laquer is not durable,it shrinks,it cracks,it sucks.Who wants to spend a thousand hour doing bodywork to have the paint fail in a few years?Any one else think it looks 'fakey',whatever that is.A properly applied urethane clearcoat will outshine your ten coats of laquer clear any day and will last ten times as long.By the way I'm still LMAO at you.
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post #6 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 02, 10:54 PM
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I am not going to take sides but my choice will be laquer on my repaint. I figure since the car will be driven but only on nice days I can avoid some the scratches etc. I must say I have seen some very nice BC CC but somewhat tend to agree laquer most of the time looks better! Oppps I have taken a side on this issue.

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post #7 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 02, 11:00 PM
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Around 1985 or so, I repainted my Chevelle using lacquer. This, after replacing both rear quarters and both front fenders with new GM parts. By 1992, the first signs of cracking and "spider webbing" was evident. By the time I decided to repaint in 1998, there was almost no paint left on the trunk or large areas of the hood. The sun had done it's work on the lacquer. I had to strip every bit of paint off and sand down to metal before I could prime and paint, this time using PPG's acrylic enamel with a urethane hardner. If the car is never exposed to the sun and kept under cover, yeah, lacquer's fine. But, be aware, in most states you couldn't spray it if you wanted to!

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by chev64:
You can't play here Mike, your car isn't black, none of mine are either.

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I missed the part where it was only car's being painted Black should use lacquer...oh well...I would still like to play, but we need more players
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post #9 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 02, 11:08 PM
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Gee, I guess I'll have to suffer on with this crappy paint job:





Mike: that's a beauty of a shot of the '66!

c.c.c.: Try to think before you speak. I've had lacquer on my car in the past and while it was a beauty of a paint job at the time, it did not last long (4 years, always garage kept and driven very little, exceptionally well cared for) and I've yet to see a modern lacquer job that can match what the old lacquers used to or even what the modern paints can currently do.




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post #10 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 02, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Just because it is new doesnt mean it is good now does it? .... Oh well I was just stating my opinion as I am entitled to do (I love this country)Use what you want I never told you, you had to use lacquer!! If you put a car painted of a good lacquer paint job next to a enamel one .. well you just tell me ....even though you may have to fix a lacquer job once in a while you dont have to look at enamel everyday!
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I don't think we were talking about WHAT you said so much as HOW you said it. What you said was said in a rather condescening, insulting way which is not appreciated. If you want to get folks to see your point of view and come around to your way of thinking, insulting them and their cars is not the way to do it.

Posting a given note in one forum at a time is preferred as well.
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post #12 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 02, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Rich,
I never meant to insult/hurt people feelings or their cars. I was only stating that as far as looks I feel lacquer paintjobs are superior over bc cc. Sorry if they took it that way.
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70isfine isnt the only one laughing their a@@ off at you C.C.C. Ill take a "fakey" BC/CC painted car any day of week and twice on sunday over your lacquer painted car.

Ill tell you which car has been painted with lacquer the one that is all cracked, spider webbed and shows sand scratches thats the one painted with lacquer.

Eric...proud owner of a BC/CC painted chevelle

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Hey Mike, I wonder what Ed Pienta painted his car with, BC/CC or Lacquer???????

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Red Rover Red Rover let Eddie come over!! I want Ed on my Team, he's got a Black one too


It aint Lacquer, That's a Fact! and it's painted for about 13 yrs now if I recall...He lurks in the bushes here...like me...so I will let him tell you what he used....

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