Furnace Bright gold be taken Off shelves
I reasonly used duramax range metal primer and bright gold finish and clear coat. First attemt with the bright gold the finish look good, 3day drying touch leave finger prints, and smudge into a dull gold wherever it been touch.
So I decide to give a protected layer of clear coat duramax, my hold project just react and gave a crocodile skin texture, uneven surface, and paint waves.
Strip the paint off did it again, this time didn’t react the same, but made the gold so dull like brown after the clear coat, no shine to the paint at all.
Purchased in March 2019 at Brown plains bunning for $80.00.
This range of paints is variable in quality, metallic finishes problematic, the epoxy gloss is expen
Ok, so I used Dulux Duramax paint to give my bicycle frame a fresh look. I followed the instructions, and sprayed in a dedicated spraying facility. I also stripped my frame back to bare metal, and then used nothing but Duramax products because I know that some paints don't work well with others. Even so, here's what I've learned the hard way.
1. The Duramax metal primer is ok on my aluminium frame... although other reviewers have reported that they had issues on whatever they were painting.
2. Depending on the paint colour, the paints need to be applied in wildly different ways, the primer, gloss black, gloss white and grey all applied in different consistencies, some ran more, others were thicker/more textured than some. So make sure you get a feel for it before you put it on your (potentially expensive) project. I will say that the metallic chrome paint can brush/smudge/smear off once dry. As such, any paint applied over the top is prone to coming off more easily. So only use the metallic finishes if you don't intend to put another coat on, and do not subject the painted surface to contact... with anything at all.
3. The Duramax epoxy resin gloss coat is extremely expensive ($25+ per very small can) you need to move VERY quickly when spraying it else it starts to run, it takes quite a while to dry (so it can slowly run while drying, particularly in low-but-within-recommended temperature range conditions). The WORST part of the epoxy resin is that thin coats actually can yellow white painted areas (I used the gloss white), and the yellowing is quite noticeable. Unfortunately the epoxy gloss coat's problems don't stop there. Even after a WEEK of drying, the epoxy resin (and underlying paint) was scraped off by a rubber coated hook... when I stored my bike out of the way... so it is very soft long after the recommended drying times. I am not even sure if it ever hardens up to a sufficient level.
Now, I know it's a spray can of paint, aimed at the DIY market, and all that it entails. But I do not think this product is durable, (despite the name) nor is it suitable for many of the tasks that people might use it for. I don't know anyone who's particularly happy with the metallic finishes, and I have to say that the chrome really is more like a dull grey steel.
Overall, I have a very hard time recommending this range of paints, which is a shame because I really do like some of the colours. If you want to do something like repainting a bike frame, consider getting it professionally painted by an automotive painter/powder coating business. By the time I spent cash on sanding the old paint job down (nicely) and well over $100 (three $26 gloss coats... some unused due to the yellowing issue, 1 primer, 1 black, 1 white, and 1 grey) on these paints, I probably could have paid someone professional to give it at least one clean colour with much better results.
Can react to some paints.
I used this as a top coat over "Wattyl kill rust" on some metal motorbike parts, only to be disappointed with it bubbling and reacting to the kill rust as an undercoat.. Also sprayed onto existing paint on the bike without using an undercoat an it once again bubbled up and looked terrible. Disappointing results..
Bought 3 bottles of this spray paint, was told it was the best, worst thing I have bought in my entire life followed the instructions, sanded perfectly, used the right primer, waited more than enough drying time, & once the piece of furniture I spray painted is touched it rubs the bright gold away leaving it smudged and a different colour, waste of money & I have used several different brands in gold & have not had this problem ever, disgusting hundreds of dollars wasted including other materials & the piece or furniture, not happy.
Dissappointed with inconsistant finish and instructions.
Trying to get an even finish on "satin black" is made difficult by nozzle spread which cannot be varied like some cheaper products (which I shall be buying to get a decent job). Watched promo instruction video and that was not convincing on ease of coverage. Final result borders between gloss and matt, even after several attempts.
Awsome color brightness, shame poor quality paint
I purchased the rose copper and the color is amazing but unfortunatley that is where it stops . The paint is rubbish, it shows all finger prints and finger prints seem to burn into it . it also rubs off easily and dissolves if exposed to the weakest of spirit based chemicals, really dissapointing for a very expensive product.
Totally misleading lid on can
Like most of these spray cans, here is another manufacturer playing dirty games with their packaging for what I can only describe as a way to trick people into buying their products.
The lid on the spray can is a beautiful clean chrome. When you spray your project at home it will look like a dull silver at best. Why these companies continue to miss lead their customers I will never know. Why would you not just spray the lid with the actual product so people can make the correct decision when buying your crap!
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