Spraying lacquer on metal

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Forum topic by CovenantCreations posted 02-05-2011 04:26 AM 1596 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-05-2011 04:26 AM

I have read that this is ok, I would like to spray some metal on a project with lacquer to seal it. Has anyone done it?

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#1 posted 02-05-2011 04:52 AM

Works great! Just think about it for a minute- lacquer on wood is common, and before the EPA got all over the auto manufacturers, GM, for instance, painted all their cars with lacquer. Millions of ‘em.

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#2 posted 02-05-2011 06:17 AM

good, deal that’s what I was thinking. Did auto maker really use Lacquer? I figured it was a different type of clear coat.

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#3 posted 02-05-2011 06:58 AM

I’ve painted many show motorcycles with lacquer, had to prime the metal 1st, but that was 30 years ago and I couldn’t tell what big brother has done to regulate the stuff by now. I do know that Menard’s has lacquer thinner on sale right now $8.48 a gallon I bought 2 today it’s usually more like $13-14 a gallon.

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#4 posted 02-05-2011 07:10 AM

i done it on hinges for chicken coop i built, the coop is still standing with the hinges lookin like i just bought them.

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#5 posted 02-05-2011 03:53 PM

figured I’d state the obvious… make sure the metal is super clean. any finger oils will show up.

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#6 posted 02-06-2011 04:03 AM

Wipe it down with acetone or alcohol first. Scuff it up before you spray it and scuff it up between coats. Spray multiple light coats instead of one or two heavy ones. You can also wax and polish it after your final coat for a superb shine. Just don’t flood the surface or you’ll get drips, lips and sags.

Hope that helps!


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