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    I purchased 2 litres of acrylic lacquer paint (Dulon) today for $110 (incl GST). Do the fiscally aware readers consider this to be expensive. The reason I ask is that I paid $48 for the same paint type ( but HiChem) at a Kilsyth (Vic) supplier last year. Came as a bit of a shock to the wallet.

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    Clear, coloured, metallic? It used to be in groups and priced in tiers.

    I'm still not sold on many of the competing brands - if they were so good, panel shops would use them more...

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    Reds the most expensive pigment (guess who has car that are almost all red ). Quality paint like PPG will always be more expensive. Hichem is absolute bottom of the market. You can't get cheaper and shitier ... actually some hichem is quite ok. But you get what I mean There epoxy primer for example is fantastic. Hi-chem is probably more of an industrial type paint as opposed to a quality automotive coating.

    It takes hundreds of hours of labour to paint a car.... Why use cheap shit

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    Does not sound right to me though you have not told us the colour.
    Needed some paint over Xmas-all of the normal paint places were shut.
    Checked out SuperCheap-worked out @ 3 or 400 for 4 litres.Another Franchise parts place it was going to be $100 plus for a litre.
    Obviously I waited till others were open-around $30.00.
    I normally use Protec paint-used to be an Aussie Co. but now owned by P.P.G.
    As a matter of interest if you ever need hammertone check out Protecs price -way better than Bunnings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Reds the most expensive pigment (guess who has car that are almost all red ). Quality paint like PPG will always be more expensive. Hichem is absolute bottom of the market. You can't get cheaper and shitier ... actually some hichem is quite ok. But you get what I mean There epoxy primer for example is fantastic. Hi-chem is probably more of an industrial type paint as opposed to a quality automotive coating.

    It takes hundreds of hours of labour to paint a car.... Why use cheap shit

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    I can cheaper and shitier. We once did a full respray on a little Mazda using only white tint. Car looked clean and got sold so who cares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    I can cheaper and shitier. We once did a full respray on a little Mazda using only white tint. Car looked clean and got sold so who cares.
    You know me right ?? Could you imagine me selling a car I'd gone to the effort of painting ?? Actually, can you imagine me ever selling a car ... (well ok, I'm more than happy to sell my wifes car ) ... but why put countless hours into painting a car to sell.

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    Preparing and painting a car must be one of the worst jobs going. Yes I admire Adveco's White BX on AF very lately with the door shut respray... it looks fantastic. I can remember having a small Honda and had a mate on the other side of Melbourne who was into P76s but also knew how to prepare and paint cars. Spent multiple Saturdays driving this car over there, sanding, etc, etc. The last few trips minus a tailgate and bumpers... I think you'd get arrested today. In the finish one or both of lost the urge. I took it to a factory over in Reservoir Melbourne where the guy gave it a quick squirt for $600. There was possibly a term for these cheap resprays. Even back then (early 1990s the cost of materials and paint was what I thought was high). Motto these days is to try and avoid buying or owning a car that needs paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    You know me right ?? Could you imagine me selling a car I'd gone to the effort of painting ?? Actually, can you imagine me ever selling a car ... (well ok, I'm more than happy to sell my wifes car ) ... but why put countless hours into painting a car to sell.

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    All comes down to $. It's worth nothing as it is and a quick repaint and it's worth $$. If the sums ad up painting it is no different to any other job that makes it sell.

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    It was solid ( non-metallic green). I was not looking for cheap paint (HiChem) but went to the supplier as recommended.

    So I take it that HiChem is not highly regarded as an automotive paint!
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    I would not have enough confidence in it, for use on anything except "whatever" grade projects of my own. When a respected panel shop tell me they consider it an equal of PPG in quality, I'll refresh my opinion.

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