Hello !! My name is Peter & I stubbled across some of your old threads relating to painting & preserving the old things we all love.
I was searching the internet for information about DuPont Paint & some of you guys have experience with DuPont paint.
So I though I would ask for your advice about paints as I have come to the end of my search & have not heard of anyone who paints things in the old manner as they would have been painted originally . " Or as close as one can get "
I'm in the process of Restoring & Painting a 1964 Honda Dream , Originally it was paint in a lead base paint & no undercoats were used . The Colour is black Enamel.
All the paint shops tell me to paint it in DuPont modern 2 Pac finishers , But I think these Modern 2 Pac Paints look terrible on old things !!!
Many , many years ago I had a job spray painting Cars , In those days all we ever used was Acrylic & no booth was used. it was all done in the yard & then buffed. I have never sprayed 2 Pac only Acrylic .
Anyway I though I would have a crack at painting the bike in an air dry type Enamel because that's how it was originally. Apart from Honda having an booth & Oven I would think ?
I have a compressor & Guns etc ,etc & I thought I would just put up a tarp in the yard & spray it under the Tarp to try & keep the dust down. I thought I could also dampen the Ground with water to help also.
Well I went to the paint shop & they all think I'm an old fart Because I won't use the 2 pac & I can't find anybody on the planet that Has done jobs like this & used paints like DuPont Nason until I found your threads .
I live in Australia & the older type paints a disappearing off the shelves , & I was very interested in your experiences with DuPont Nason
So, If any of you have the time & can advice me on this matter & the best process of painting the bike. it would be greatly appreciated .
I would like to know ,What is your opinion about painting this old bike ? , Enamel,? / 2 pac ?/ painting the yard ?/ what paint would you recommend ??
I would very much like & appreciate your thoughts on this matter.
All the very best Peter & I like your site , very interesting !!