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Single Stage Paint
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How many of you use single stage paint for your pumps? Pros? Cons?

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No cons. Use it. Gives you a deeper color.

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I've used it on a few pumps no complaints, worked great for me as I do the work myself.

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No pros or cons... Can get just as deep of colors with lots of clears also. Solid colors single stage works awesome but we have a lot less choices for single stage colors in the current mixing systems as automakers have just about all 2 and 3 stage colors now.
Just remember with single stage you have to refinish in a very clean area cause any dust/dirt will be in the color, where 2 stage gives you a better chance for clean colors.


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Re: Single Stage Paint
Mike M. #568220 Sun Sep 14 2014 10:28 AM
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I use single stage. Easy to use and touch up if you have to.


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Good answers. Probably go with the single stage paint.

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Last one I did in single stage


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Re: Single Stage Paint
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I use single stage from the local NAPA store. I tried some paint from TSC but when back to NAPA.


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Re: Single Stage Paint
Recycle68 #568308 Sun Sep 14 2014 03:26 PM
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I haven't done a pump since they came up with two stage.....LOL
I did used to smack the hardener to the paint to make it gloss like mad. & hot thinner.
I imagine single takes more skill. Sometimes I would want to pull my hair out.


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I use single stage Kirker and love it.


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Re: Single Stage Paint
philmccauley #568339 Sun Sep 14 2014 05:39 PM
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I finished the body work this afternoon. Glad I did it. Going to use single stage 1999 Torch Red (Chevy), GM White, and gloss black. Think it will be done by this Friday. Will post pics when I begin to put it back together.

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Hi retrobob, sounds like you've got this, but my two cents:

I use both single stage and basecoat/clearcoat systems, but 90% base/clear, there's no right or wrong answer on this but this may be helpful.

If you are doing graphics or mutliple colors on a single panel, clearcoat is the way to go.

When doing metallic paints, having clearcoat is better so you can color sand/polish it (you can't sand single stage metallics).

If you are in a dirty environment, its slightly better to have single stage, less chance to capture dirt.

I find it easier to repair base/clear systems, easier to blend.

I wouldnt worry about depth, black single stage looks awesome and doesnt need clear to give it depth.

Good luck on your paint job! Anxious to see it.


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Originally Posted By: Paul Bell
Hi retrobob, sounds like you've got this, but my two cents:

I use both single stage and basecoat/clearcoat systems, but 90% base/clear, there's no right or wrong answer on this but this may be helpful.

If you are doing graphics or mutliple colors on a single panel, clearcoat is the way to go.

When doing metallic paints, having clearcoat is better so you can color sand/polish it (you can't sand single stage metallics).

If you are in a dirty environment, its slightly better to have single stage, less chance to capture dirt.

I find it easier to repair base/clear systems, easier to blend.

I wouldnt worry about depth, black single stage looks awesome and doesnt need clear to give it depth.

Good luck on your paint job! Anxious to see it.


Thanks for your comments. I should get the parts back from the paint shop today. Then, put it all back together. I went the single stage route. Yes, I will post up some pics.

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my clock was done with single stage, and am currently doing a 50s refrigerator in single stage as well. works fine.







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I agree completely with Paul Bell's recommendations in the post above.


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