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#1 80LS1T

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 05:38 PM

What kind of shelf life does auto paint have? I have the paint for my car and its been sitting in my room for over a year. Should I be worried about it? I mean it is all in sealed cans and in a cool/dry environment?


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Posted 02 September 2004 - 08:19 PM

If the paint is not mixed with reducer(thinner) then you should not have to worry about it for quite some time. Also, the paint should not be subjected extreme temperature changes. Just remember to agitate the paint thoroughly before trying to mix and spray. After sitting for an extended period of time the pigments will settle at the bottom of the can.

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 08:10 PM

Um its House of Kolor paint. One of the cans says "Urethan Enamel System"

I have the silver metalic basecoat, cobalt blue "kandy" tint, and the clear coat, along with the reducers and catalyst.


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Posted 04 September 2004 - 03:46 AM

Guy,
I don't mean to be a smart ass (maybe I do) but if you just paint the Z you wouldn't have to worry about the shelf life of the paint.
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Posted 04 September 2004 - 10:31 AM

Yeah well it just keeps getting pushed back. :oops: If I had a place to paint it and the equipment to do it it would be done but I dont have either. I am just waiting on my brother to give me a call to say bring it over to the shop! :) So far the plan is still a go for painting it this fall/winter.


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Posted 04 September 2004 - 02:27 PM

As long as the paint has not been combined with reducers and catalyst then you should be fine. The catalyst(hardener) would be the only concern but I doubt you will have any problems using it, especially if it's never been opened. Before using it look in the container and make sure no crystals have formed. If so do not use and get another container of catalyst.

I use DuPont paints but if you have more concerns call your House of Kolor paint rep.

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 10:18 AM

Thank for the tip RacerX! And thanks for all the other help guys! :D

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