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Hi, seeking info about paint compatability ie does acrylic go over jam, jam over acrylic, etc. Also info about painting jam as opposed to acrylic, mix ratios, any problems etc. Also what about clear over base paint, any hints?
Can't seem to find any good sites with this info. I want to respray my van myself, not because I want to do it cheap, I want the satisfaction of just doing it.
Anythings would be a help.
Cheers, Big Al

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you cant paint crylic over anything cept very good crylic. It will fry up like a dogs breakfast over jam

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Check with manufacturer(s) of the acrylic paint you intend using. It will help if you know what paint is on the car and if it is the original paint.

For example I am about to respray my 1980 LC Lancer with Septone acrylic canary yellow. I checked with Septone via their website and the called me back to advise that provided my paint was in good condition (apart from being age faded, having some scratches etc) I could use their acrylic over my original paint. They appeared to be aware of the composition of my original Mitsubishi paint (acrylic enamel I suspect) and its compatibility with their acrylic paints. Indeed they have been very helpful in answering my questions. It's just a pity they only have a limited range of colour; but their canary yellow matches my original yellow so I am OK.

Regards Blue

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PS in this context what paint type do you call 'jam' noting us west coaters often use a different form of oz english and apply slang terms differently to those on east coast.

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had this same problem man couldnt get any answers, acrylic and enamel are completely incompatible both will fry if sprayed on the other, There is however a product availible called isolator or seperator that you can spray in between acrylic and enamel and it wont fry up, just make sure you follow the directions/mix ratios on the cans or from your local reputable paint shop and you cant go wrong.

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