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RE: BMW blue?

the big house brand paints are average at best.  go to a Sherwin Williams, 
or a Kwal Howeells or whatever.  A professional paint place.
a.  the paint will be WAAYYYY better.  (coverage, flow, etc)
b.  the additional cost will be minimal.  the cost of painting isnt' the 
paint, it's the labor
c.  Just bring in your badge and have them make the color, it will match 
and each gallon will match the other gallons.
d.  I've found latex primers to be pretty much worthless.  The oil based 
primers are a total pain, they get everywhere, heck to cleanup, etc, but 
for actual priming?  they are amazing.  

Ever notice how you never see professional painters at Lowe's, Home Depot, 
local version of, but they all work at professional paint stores?

who's spent way too much time painting and remodeling instead of riding.
r11rt garage queen.

> Karl,
> I certainly don't want to start a house paint thread, but I painted the
> garage and a couple of rooms recently. The Behr paint was really 
> to work with, especially painting ceilings. If you have a Lowe's in your
> area, I strongly recommend their house brand, Varathane. Much better
> coverage, much easier to apply without runs, drips, etc. And, it is less
> expensive. 
> BTW, the Kills latex-based primer is also much easier to work with than
> their oil-based primer. It doesn't splatter and run like the oils. 
> No commercial interest in either, just a user.
> Cheers,
> Bob Covey
> Thousand Oaks CA
> 96 R1100RT  Very Red
> There is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." 
> ------------------------------
> Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 16:45:58 -0700
> From: Karl Johnson <karljohnson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: BMW blue?
> <SNIP>
> I'm going to use Behr paint from Home Depot, but they can match about 
> any major brand's color.
> Thanks.
> Karl
> '94 pearl white R11RS
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