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Where can I get paint hardener.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Elite Property Services, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    I am preparing to paint my plow and I was curious where you guys got the hardner as I have searched this site and is highly recommended. Thanks
  2. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Tractor supply, napa, carquest, etc etc.
  3. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    Ok thanks never thought of Napa can see it from here.
  4. stiffs_00

    stiffs_00 Member
    Messages: 49

    what is paint hardener ?
  5. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    Tractor supply is were i would go. One pint of harder 11.99 and does one gallon. There paint is also very good goes on like glass if you spray. Than sand it down with 800 grit and buff it out it looks great.
  6. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    I will 3rd the TSC advise, its cheap and works great!!!! I have seen some nice paint jobs with their paint, and it holds up better I think compared to normal automotive paints
  7. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    farm and fleet
  8. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    just like it sounds!

    It is an additive that you put into your paint before you apply it. Just makes it harder and better for rough applications.

    Just make sure it is the correct type for your paint. I'd say just use the same brand all around. That way you get the mixing ratios correct.
  9. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    Man I'm glad I looked in here. I usually go to the body supply place for over $20 a pint. TSC it is!!
  10. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    I have another question Ive got rust oleum enamel any suggestions which hardener I should use as I now realize there is different hardeners for different paint.
  11. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    As long as its for enamel/laquer/oil based paints it'll work the same.
  12. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

  13. dbduts

    dbduts Member
    Messages: 59

    I haven't used anything but straight paint but was told that one guy uses a conditioner you add to paint for rubber bumpers any ideas on this
  14. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    you are asking about flex agent. it does the opposite. hardener makes it stiff.

    flex agent makes it flex, not stiff.**

    **insert fairly obvious lame comment here.
  15. dbduts

    dbduts Member
    Messages: 59

    I now that but he said he uses it because it lets the paint flex with the plow so it doesnt chip off ant thots
  16. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    POR 15, great product and won't chip. When I didn't believe the salesman handed me to metal cylinders and told me to hit them together as hard as I could. No chipping or anyhting. Nice product with all the durability you need.
  17. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    por 15 will fade when exposed to sunlight. works great at stopping the rust. $$$$
  18. dbduts

    dbduts Member
    Messages: 59


    thanks I think next year when i paint I am going to paint one plow with hardner and other with por15 and see what one looks better at the end of season