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Spraying transits?

Postby DieselPower » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:53 pm

Hi all,

I've got a Mk6 that could do with a blow over. I'll be doing it under a canopy at home with plenty of plastic sheeting. Can anyone tell me what kind of paint I need, can I use cellulose over the existing paint. Dont really want to be using 2-pack at home for obvious reasons.

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Re: Spraying transits?

Postby davyjcb » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:46 pm

It's too cold to be spraying under a canopy, if using cellulose it will probably "bloom" if you do.
Why not 2pak ? It's a far better paint system gives better finish it won't discolour as bad and in my limited experience is much easier to apply.
Remember if you are going to refinish preparation is 99% of the job no matter how well you can spray if it's not rubbed down properly it will look like it's painted with a floor mop
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Re: Spraying transits?

Postby DieselPower » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:50 am

Thanks, appreciate the help. I was looking at anti bloom celulose and a space heater to take the edge off, but do you think thats probably not enough? There's a lot of moisture in the air at the moment as well I guess. I'm put off 2k by the isocyanate risks. I dont have the budget for a decent airfed mask and my compressor probably wouldnt cope with that and spraying at the same time either.

Thanks for your advice on the prep side, floor mop got a laugh, thats pretty much how it looks at the moment after the previous owners tidy up.
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Re: Spraying transits?

Postby dumper » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:04 pm

A mate of mine did his transit in a paint from Humberside paints in Scunthorpe I think it was called Steel did his van outside was in summer so a lot warmer but Not a bad finish . Back in the late 80 s we used to use a one pack paint at work I think that came from them as well .
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Re: Spraying transits?

Postby andz327 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:52 pm

Don't use cellulose for a respray even with anti bloom thinners especially on a transit,
a quick blow over with polyurethane high gloss transport paint covers repairs really good and easy to use if your use too it but can be nightmare if your not as you can't flatten and polish out any runs but after initial sticky haze coat it covers really well

2k is far easier in case of a run or two as you can flatten and polish out runs but the place needs to be warm so you can get a decent finish straight from the gun , just dont rush time between coats, first coat is just a haze coat to give 2nd slightly heavier coat to grab onto,
WHAT COLOUR ARE YOU PAINTING IT????

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Re: Spraying transits?

Postby Marauder » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:18 am

About 4 years ago I sprayed mine with Enamel Paint recommended by a local Motor paint supplier, ( NOT my choice ) It turned out reasonable just do your rubbing down prep well. I wanted Cellulose paint but he would not sell it me.However I see you can buy it off eBay now. But if you do use cellulose ,,Who ever you buy it from just DO NOT tell them its to paint your Van, Just say its for a old classic or your spraying an old machine but you like the modern colour.
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Re: Spraying transits?

Postby DieselPower » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:52 pm

Thanks guys. Andz, I'm going to paint it in Saffron yellow (original colour). How do you protect yourself when spraying 2k? Have you got an air fed mask?
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Re: Spraying transits?

Postby Altransit » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:44 pm

This is all interesting, I've only ever sprayed cellulose :shock: 8)
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