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    Question What is paint made from these days?

    Here is one for the Brains Trust,(I don't have any friends, so I cannot phone a friend)
    While getting a quote to repair the damage on the CX 9, I asked the "approved paint shop" would he be interested, in removing the side skirts & rear bumper off the blue GT?
    "Nah mate" came the reply, the entire car has to go into the "oven"
    Why is that I asked?
    "Because all the paint you buy now, is water based, & has to go into the oven to dry"
    Rather strange, because I had stone chip damage repaired before the last GT Nationals, & they did not use water based paint?
    Is this guy having a "lend" of me

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    You can paint parts off the car..! Can't guarantee you'll get a perfect match though.
    My Falcon family heritage: XY V8 Falcon 500, XYGT, XBGT, XC 351 GS, XD 4.1 Spack, EF wagon, AU Wagon, AU2 Wagon, AU2 XR8, BA XR8, BF XR8, FG XR6, Lucky last: Sprint 8. Oh wait, AU3 XLS Marlin Ute!

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    No one paints bumpers on cars today.. usually plastics are done separately? I cant see the issue.

    I would rather my bumper removed and disassembled rather then painted on the vehicle.
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    Some insurers these days require you to use water based paint as a condition of you being one of their approved repairers. Was all starting to happen in my area late last year

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    We first started trialing water based refinishing products back in 1986 at Dulux... They've come a long way.
    My Falcon family heritage: XY V8 Falcon 500, XYGT, XBGT, XC 351 GS, XD 4.1 Spack, EF wagon, AU Wagon, AU2 Wagon, AU2 XR8, BA XR8, BF XR8, FG XR6, Lucky last: Sprint 8. Oh wait, AU3 XLS Marlin Ute!

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    Its where the future is going.

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