Im gonna do the bottom black, and the top half and inside off white, the top half and inside is already white but the bottom is blue. I am going to use the usual filler/primer then flat this back and either top coating straight on either black or grey primer.Rob B said:There are some really varied answers here, and having sprayed buses and bugs I can throw some light on this. Firstly, it depends on a number of factors...for example how dark is the paint and is the vehicle in primer or just a quick flick onto the same colour, etc.
If you are starting from scratch and have primer then to get a decent coverage I use 5 litres for a bug and 9 litres for a bus. In fact, the 9 litres I just used barely did the inside and out of a bus with no wastage from my HVLP gun. This 9 litres was a pre-mix of base colour that did not require activator, just thinners (around 4 litres of thinners), and has since been covered with a metal flake and then laquered on top.
Mikelkca " 3 ltrs gave me 3 coats , also inside 1 coat"
So what you are saying is that LESS than 1 litre of paint covered an entire bus???? WOW! Tell me your secret, dude...I need to know!
Mikelkca " 3 ltrs gave me 3 coats , also inside 1 coat"caddy said:i had 4 litres of colour but didnt need any more . still i can always paint it again in a few years
Is that Porsche Gulf Blue by any chance?Rob B said:Mikelkca " 3 ltrs gave me 3 coats , also inside 1 coat"
I don't want to argue with you guys, you do what you do and that's fine. Good luck and all that. I've been spraying for a while now and to achieve the results that I like, I stand by what I have said regarding the volumes. I am unable to achieve satisfactory results by spraying the whole of the outside of a van with just one litre of paint. I have just used 5 litres plus activator and thinners in laquer alone and I'm about to block this off for a final flash prior to buffing in a week or so.
This is the sort of thing I'm talking about...although this bug got a combined colour and laquer application and used around 6 litres plus activator plus thinners...