"Blitz Black" Info Link

bukweet

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With a lot of gearheads(myself included) looking for an inexpensive way to preserve their rides until the pocketbook catches up to the costs of paint, John Deere "Blitz Black" is a great alternative. My brother shot it on his son's 56 ford 1/2 ton and it looked pretty good. It also is paint, not primer and not as likely to have rust issues over the short term.
An information link below. A lot of additional info highlighted in this article.

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/john-deere-blitz-black-31993.html?highlight=blitz+black

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POTTSIE

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THE PART NUMBER IS TY25669 AND YOU CAN GET IT AT ANY DEERE DEALERSHIP, AG OR CONSTRUCTION..........IT COSTS ONLY 30 $ A GAL.............AND IT COVERS GREAT!!!
 

malibulvr

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I work for the local John Deere dealer in my town so I guess I know what I will doing soon. Never even thought about using it on my car. I think we even have some in stock in the parts dept... 8-[ 8-[ 8-[
 

Longroof79

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Charlie,
I might consider painting my wreck using this paint. It's got to look better than a white, primer spotted longroof. Besides, it would be a good temporary coat of paint unlike primer which is porous and will bleed thru.

A friend of mine told me about this paint awhile back. He painted his chopped '50 Mercury with John Deere "Blitz Black"....it looks awesome.

Another guy told me about using Rustoleum semi-flat black. I think I'd lean towards the John Deere stuff.

Thank you sir.

Jack
 

glenh

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Way back when my brother and I used to dirt track,we always looked for the cheapest way out when it came to paint.Believe this one or not(and I'm sure most will not,unless they try it!),but we used to use the old True Value Hardware paint-I believe it was X-O Rust,but I'm sure most any brand would work fine.We thinned it with...........gasoline!!!!We all know how fast gas evaporates,and when it's sprayed in a fine mist,evaporation is even faster,which caused the paint to dry(under fairly warm conditions),much like a laquer primer does-super fast!!This limited and virtually eliminated the possibility of runs,and I guess the fast drying process was also responsible for the amazing shine and hardening of the paint.It looked like an expensive paint job and no one ever believed it was $20/gallon X-O Rust.Like I said though,I don't think the brand had anything to do with it,but I do believe using gasoline as the thinner had everything to do with the results.Don't doubt it,try it!!!!!
BTW,our cars were always white,and there was never any "oily" look or other discoloration of the paint.


Glen
 

JBLAZER

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Tony_SS said:
Post up pics if anyone uses it!

I've been looking at SEM Hot Rod Black as well.
we painted our F-350 SEM HotRod black and love it.
 
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ok I am a newbe at painting so is there a portion chart for mixing blitz black like so much paint and so much thinner and hardner? sorry really don't know anything and I am going to give painting a try. Thx Danny
 

bukweet

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The dealer will give you all of that.
Should be on the label.
Also, there is a TON of painting help on

http://www.hotrodders.com/clusters/carpainting.html

http://autobody101.com/forums/index.php




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sixtoes1313

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Bought all the recommended supplies and shot mine tonight..Looks freakin sweet! This is the first car I've ever painted and with the help of my dad I think it turned out really nice. Had a bit of a learning curve, but I REALLY like it. NEver has my LS looked so sinister! This is with two coats. Better pictures when its fully assembled




Cant wait to get all the parts back on it and see how it looks!!! Hope you like it
 

bukweet

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:rockon: wave.gif :rockon:

I like the term "sinister" for it.



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chop57

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That does look great, nice job! I bought the hot rod flatz a few weeks ago, should be spraying mine in a couple weeks.

once you go flat you'll never go back :rockon: party_guitar.gif
 

sixtoes1313

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Here she is mostly put back together for those of you craving more satin in your life
 

just plain john

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I'm wondering....can you sand defects out of the finish? I've never painted a car, but with the shops wanting over $3k to paint a 5th gen El Camino I might give it a try. I like the black satin look, but what about maintaining the finish? Obviously you wouldn't wax it. How would one keep it spot and streak free?