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    Has anyone ever clear coated over old faded paint. Sounds like it would last a lot longer than Pledge and WD-40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reelclassic View Post
    Has anyone ever clear coated over old faded paint. Sounds like it would last a lot longer than Pledge and WD-40.
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    Seems like for the trouble of doing that properly one could just paint it again. And if you do gloss it, that's more of a mess to clean up when you do want to paint it again. What's nice about CARC is you can CARC over CARC, you don't have to take it off, which means basically the prep is cleaning and not sanding. If you gloss it you're going to have to sand or otherwise strip it after the fact, and that makes a lot more work.

    My truck is pretty faded too and I'll probably paint it within the next year or two. I'm waffling on just doing all O.D. because it's a lot easier, or going with the 3-color. The 3-color really grew on me. I thought it would make me seem like too much of a prepper or whatever but I dunno, it got under my skin. Lot more work though.
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    What do you mean by CARC?
    Is this a type of paint. Also, to match the existing paint - would you spray it or can you roll it on? Thanks

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    If you were asking me, I spray it w/ a HVLP gun. It's the easiest paint system to use I have ever worked with, very forgiving. If you get a drip you just dab it up with a shop towel and the finish comes out fine. I've never rolled it but I have painted it with a brush a bit. You would probably get a serviceable result if you rolled & brushed a vehicle but I think it would be a lot more time consuming than just spraying it.

    "CARC" is a family of paints. If you have an original military m/v, it was painted with CARC. The paint has some special properties - mostly that it is very resistant to solvents. The dyes are also multi-spectral, which basically means, the truck does not look "different" if you look at it in infrared, etc.
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    Chemical
    Agent
    Resistive
    Coating

    And, it isn't paint.
    The stuff I am looking at resists....
    MEK 100 double rub
    lubricating and cutting oil
    hydraulic fluid
    water immersion
    10% hydrochloric acid
    10% acetic acid
    10% sodium hydroxide
    gasoline

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    A "coating" is something that is applied to a substrate, and a "paint" is a wet application with a specific (engineered) dye or color.

    The CARC family includes "paint" products, and is a paint, by nearly any definition. It also includes powder coating products. If you want to be pedantic, within the CARC family, you will find versions which are an aliphatic polyurethane paint.
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    I have had this discussion with several CARC distributers. as a joke, it isn't CARP.

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    My sherwin williams sales guy calls it paint. Perhaps a distinction without a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hndrsonj View Post
    All this works great until you actually need to paint it; then you are screwed trying to remove all these solvents to prevent paint issues...
    Having worked 5 years in an automotive assembly plant paint shop, the last thing you want to put on a painted surface, is silicone. WD-40 is a silicone containing product. You will have problems when you have to repaint. I also worked in a body shop (collision center) for 1 1/2 years. We could not even have aerosol air freshener in the bathroom. Any silicone product would cause major problems with any new paint.

    I do not know if Pledge would have silicon in it, but would be weary and not use that either.

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    I used diesel on my 818, it last for a bit depending on how chalky the finish is. For me, it had already been repainted with brush on paint, probably not CARC, but who knows

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