Does anyone know of a place in Amador county that sells DP90 , PPGs epoxy primer. Here in Sacramento County, the air regulators prohibit the sale of the original stuff and the vendors here sell DP 90 LV, a more environmentally friendly formula. But its hard to use and is not the right color for a chassis. The old stuff worked great, no need to top coat.
I could drive to Reno but would rather buy closer to home.
I used to us the DP90, but it was a hassle to get and I switched to the following. It is pretty good stuff, I painted a bare steel truck hood a year ago and left it outside, it has no corrosion still, and it faded at the same rate the same as the DP90.
An unnamed californicator was able to purchase DP90 at Mariposa. Seems that county does not yet have restrictions. The county my friend lived in did have the restriction, so he went to the next county and was able to get the paint supplies he needed. I would place a call to the auto parts stores there and see if still available.
You can buy anything online and have it shipped.
Try TCP Global:
The shipping can be painful, but if you're looking at driving very far to pick it up it's probably a small price to pay. If you group more with it they don't gouge you on the shipping increase.
Yes it's true different counties have different rules. I couldn't buy some epoxy here in OC but could in San Diego.
Thanks guys, all good info. I pulled up PPGs locator and found a distributor in Sonora, closer to me than Mariposa. I'll give them a call Monday and see if they sell it.
If I can't find it locally, I'll try online sales. If I strike out, I'll try something else. Ed, I did see the Kustom paint you referred me to is quite a bit cheaper than DP90. I wonder if its as good a color for a chassis. DP90 was perfect.
Richard, its a satin black finish.
I don't know the product, but DP is a primer only, and the URL indicates it's a Primer/surfacer. Surfacers have more body, as they actually do filling, so USUALLY are more porous. When painting topcoats I usually top-coated DP with a surfacer to get things really smooth. Then, depending on the topcoat, an ultra-thinned coat of DP (so it would lay on smoooooth) followed quickly by the topcoat so I would get good linkage to the DP without having to sand.
However, materials have changed a lot since I did some painting! Your mileage may/will vary!
Last DP primer that I bought (maybe a year ago) was from the online supplier above. But they wouldn't send it to me because I was in CA. I had to give them my son's address in another state. When my son received the package he replaced the label and sent it on to me.
Needless to say, the extra shipping didn't make the final price any lower.
If all else fails, get it in RENO
Anybody have a Packard we could use for smuggling runs? Otherwise, my coupe has a large trunk and is fairly fast with the extra transmission. I also have the (photo-op wooden) Tommy gun.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I hope this doesn't paint us as a bunch of outlaws.
If so, I guess we'll just brush it aside.
OK, OK, I'm going now. . . .
It has been said before. Maybe it is time to check it out!