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Old 02-12-2015, 06:45 AM   #1
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Interior painting. Wanting to Lacquer. Opinions?

I'm an "Old school bodyman/painter". I know newer products and use them, but for my shop setup, Lacquer is the best option for me for a multitude of reasons.

So,,, I'm REALLY thinking I'd like a big chunk of the inside walls to be finished like my vehicles, shiny white (Automotive paint). I have the white lacquer in stock and slow thinner in stock to boot.

I bought an aluminum primer yesterday for a few bare spots I'm not liking. I contacted a major supplier of Zolatone who got back to me saying "they believe going directly over after sanding smooth with 320 on a DA should hold the new finish on". I'd still use a light coat of bonding sealer (Probably just the Aluminum primer).

A couple years ago I painted a cap for my truck with this white lacquer, and it held up PERFECTLY! No fading, chipping, flaking or anything close to having a problem.

Anyone try this? Any thoughts? I should be ready to paint the inside next week-ish.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 02-12-2015, 07:26 AM   #2
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I love lacquer finishes but I would run a test patch on the Zolatone. As an old painter myself, I have found that lacquer will offen crinkle a non lacquer surface. I have used Zolatone once years ago but I do not remember what it's thinner base was.

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Old 02-12-2015, 08:19 AM   #3
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I like lacquer, it is the only unactivated paint that I really like.

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