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Ok, let me start by saying that I am still months away from being ready to paint my truck, but I do want to paint the old girl and get her looking good. This thread has certainly made that goal seem much more in reach.I couldn't be happier with my $25 electric paint gun. I got it off Amazon, they don't have any left. But it looks very similar to the Chicago Electric made ones at HB. Very simple in construction and easy to clean and take care of. I don't see how it could break, there's nothing to it. For those about to jump on the soap box about "made in china". So are the Wagners. Albeit by better Chinese.
Summit racing sells Lizard skin. There are two types.
Type #1 is ceramic insulation, its class A fire rated, reduces heat transfer by 25 -30 degrees and noise by 20-30 decibels and it withstand temps from -45 degrees to 500 degrees. Summit part # Is LIZ-50100. $159
Type #2. Is strictly a noise reduction coating and withstands temps up to 300 degrees, summit part# LIZ-50115 $149
Both types come in a 2gal bucket, the ceramic stuff applied at .040 thick will cover 45-50 sq feet. The sound control coating will cover a 100 sq feet when applied at .020 thick. Basically ya spray it on, and it cures to a durable yet flexible state.
For spraying a bed liner or undercoating you need to use what is called a shutz gun. They are cheap at your local auto body supply, about $20. It hase a 1/4" nozzle to allow a good flow. As for the Herculiner fading, they make a UV top coat. It is not really advertised or carried in stores but if you go to where you buy your Herculiner and ask for it they can order it in for you. I have used the shutz gun to spray the interior of a M1009 and it looks like a pro sprayed it. It comes out very even with no lines and has a very uniform look. I don't have any pics but I will try to get some this weekend and post them. Any other questions feel free to ask.
just about every Deuce I have seen has a ring around the filler port on the fuel tank, indicating where fuel has damaged or at least discolored the paint.Just a quick note. I volunteer at an Air Museum and one of our C-47's is painted with "house paint" and it's been 4 years sitting outside. It flies all the time, gets copius amounts of fuel and engine oil dumped on it and it's holding up just fine. We laughed when it was painted, but the director is laughing now!
I noticed Behr takes a long time to dry and get hard. I did several test areas on my M818 and it was several weeks before I couldn't scratch it off. On a side note my truck is parked inside where it doesn't get any sun.has any one tried to force dry this stuff?
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