Item # 15682ZPA BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood 4:1 Molten Red Metallic - Basecoat - Automotive Car Paint - Gallon

A scotching hot ruby red with a modern metallic effect
A scotching hot ruby red with a modern metallic effect
Eastwood 4:1 Molten Red Metallic - Basecoat - Automotive Car Paint - Gallon is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
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Eastwood 4:1 Molten Red Metallic - Basecoat - Automotive Car Paint - Gallon

Product Overview:

Description

Eastwood Molten Red Metallic Basecoat Paint adds the superior durability of urethane to the ease of conventional basecoats.

  • Apply a durable urethane finish wherever you live in the continental US, even CA
  • Choose a fast, medium or slow Low-VOC Activator
  • Makes 5 sprayable quarts
  • Clearcoat is required on basecoat paints
  • Mixes 4:1 with your activator choice
  • Approximate coverage: 160 SQ FT
  • Flake/Pearl Particle size: 10-60 microns
  • Max Temperature: Paint will handle up to 300 degrees without delamination, but color shift may occur, so it should not be used in a high heat setting
  • Made in the USA
  • A scotching hot ruby red with a modern metallic effect

Basecoat Paint Kit is a low-VOC system, so it meets regulatory limits in highly-regulated areas, eliminating the need to switch to a waterborne system.

Specifications

BASECOAT PAINT MIXING RATIOS

Thoroughly mix four parts Low-VOC Urethane Basecoat with one part Low-VOC Urethane Activator. Use Fast (50308ZP) for small jobs, or temps below 75°F; Medium (50309ZP) for small jobs, or temps between 70-85°F; or Slow (50310ZP) for large jobs, or temps above 80°F. Keep in mind, other factors, such as humidity, air flow and total film thickness should also be considered. In many situations, it will be useful to add 10%-20% 50104ZP Zero-VOC Reducer to aid sprayabliity, flow and leveling. Remember, this is an activated basecoat system; only mix as much as is needed. Pot life is about 2 hours at 70°F.



PAINT GUN SET-UP



HVLP Gun: Fluid Tip 1.2-1.4 mm Inlet Spray Pressure 8-10 psi
Conventional Gravity: Fluid Tip 1.2-1.5 mm Inlet Spray Pressure 40-50 psi
Conventional Siphon: Fluid Tip: 1.3-1.6 mm Inlet Spray Pressure 40-50 psi



APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Apply Low-VOC Urethane Basecoat color in two full medium wet coats with a consistent 50% overlap pattern. Allow five to ten minutes flash time between coats. Flash time should increase if additional coats are applied. Most colors will cover in two coats. A third and final coat may be applied to set even metallic pattern. If required, apply this light coat immediately after the previous full wet coat, moving the gun with faster passes, from further away. Mist basecoat onto the wet film until the metallic pattern is uniform.

Basecoat should dry dust-free within 10-20 minutes. May be lightly sanded in as few as 20 minutes. Wait at least 30 minutes before wet sanding. Wait 45-90 minutes before taping on the fresh film. All dry times are approximate, at 70°. Temperature, air flow, total film thickness and other variable may extend these times.

In the Box

Contents

Urethane Basecoat, 1 gallon
Low-VOC Urethane Activator, 1 qt. (your choice of Fast, Medium or Slow)

Guides & Accessories

Instructions

Safety Information

Always wear eye, skin and respiratory protection. Always paint in a well ventilated area.Consult MSDS and Tech Data sheets for proper safety precautions

Accessories

Application Tips

Adds The Superior Durability Of Urethane To The Ease Of Conventional Basecoats

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks good First time painting a car, turned out pretty good, had some orange peel in the clear, but I got most of it out with a cut and buff. Its dark red in the shade and bright sparkly in the sun. Get compliments on the color all the time. Have a fiberglass hood and fender flares I have to paint so just waiting for it to come back in stock.
Date published: 2021-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ruby is correct. The base coat turned out gorgeously. It sprays easily on both horizontal and vertical surfaces with no drips. The only caveat is that you have to be very careful not to rub against it before you clear coat or it'll leave a variation in color compared to the area around it. I accidentally brushed the car with the hose for the gun, and I ended up misting that area with the detail gun to put a light coat so the color evened out. This paint sparkles in the sunlight with a 4 coats of clear. You won't see the true beauty until you've got at least 3 coats of clear and have color sanded. The clear creates a medium for the light to bounce around off the metallic particles, and it'll appear dull and flat until the compounding is done. I noticed that wax brought out a warmth and depth to the color as well. The final color is a deep red natural ruby or garnet. I've painted my '66 Mustang with it and accented with black trim on the rockers and a black interior trimmed in chrome, steel, and billet aluminum. Everyone goes "wow!" when they see it. The color really looks good with chrome and black trim pieces.
Date published: 2020-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint even for a new painter. Excellent paint my first time to paint metallic and it goes oon great and looks great after hitting with clear. Did my Scooter first as a test case but now I will order more paint so I can do my 65 vet.
Date published: 2018-02-17
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Questions & Answers

I'm looking to paint my Datsun the same color that Mazda is putting on their modern cars. It has a certain metallic look to it and it looks to be this color is there any way that you could verify that this is the right color or if not what is the right.

Asked by: Steve
Unfortunately, our paint arrives to us premixed and prepackaged. It is manufactured for us and we do not have the ability to match or cross reference any names, codes, makes, models, years etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may create.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-09-23

With this base coat how long before covering with clear coat and should it be abated before clear coat

Asked by: Edward
You simply need to wait about 45 min prior to clear. No sanding needed. It becomes a wet on wet application.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2021-05-30

I want to paint an ‘83 Suburban,jambs and all,how much paint will I need?

Asked by: Briano
You will definitely need at least 2 gallons to cover a vehicle like this and all the areas reference. We would strongly recommend getting a 3rd gallon to be on the safe side though.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2020-01-23

Do you sell these paints by the qt?  I don’t know if one gallon is enough

Asked by: Jonny
Unfortunately, we do not see these paint in quarts. We only have the gallons.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2020-02-10

Is the Eastwood Color Chart a true representation of the color? It seems to differ from your online photographs. Also, is the color consistent gallon to gallon?

Asked by: 49Merc
The color charts will be a true representation of the colors.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2020-02-10

Is there a way to get a paint sample or paint chip to see the color in person before buying a gallon at a time?

Asked by: Kevin
51136 is the part number to our paint chip chart that you can purchase.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2020-02-10

If this paint requires an activator with a specific ratio, is there a reducer required? If so how much? I’m laying this over epoxy primer with a sealer on a Harley. 

Asked by: BCM33
A reducer is not required but optional. This paint can be reduced up to 20% with our Urethane Reducers.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2020-02-10

If I use your 2k primer grey should the whole car be covered as it was white but I have done some repairs and am afraid of light dark spots also I have a gallon of European clear from you guys will it be ok to clear over this molten red. 

Asked by: Edward
It is always best to apply a sealer coat, prior to your base coat. The European Clear, will certainly work for the top coat on your Molten Red Metallic. Just be sure to follow the coating times for the base coat. https://www.eastwood.com/images/pdf/productinfo_lowvoc_basecoat.pdf
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2020-02-10
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