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Modding UK: Spray Cans

Discussion in 'Modding' started by cool_dude, 16 Jul 2006.

  1. cool_dude

    cool_dude Minimodder

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    Hey...

    Searched the forum and cant find a thread with what im about to ask....

    does anyone here know a cheap place for spray cans (except for halfords) as im going to be practice painting, and i want some cheap spray paint to practise with, i dont feel like spraying a £5 can to practise with :p

    Even if its just a place with - black,primer,laquer that'll be fine.

    Thanks,
    c_d
     
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Minimodder

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    Have you tried ebay there might be a bulk load or something that would go for next to nothing - most likely.
     
  3. cool_dude

    cool_dude Minimodder

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    Yeh, i dont want a job lot, just somewhere like sub <£3 a can.

    Its just for practise, so dont want the cans to be expensive.

    Black | Primer | Clear Laquer

    Are what im looking for :)
     
  4. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    cool_dude Minimodder

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    malccy72 Minimodder

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    Wilkinsons are pretty cheap but dont have an enormous collection.
     
  7. cool_dude

    cool_dude Minimodder

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    Okay thanks guys, after searching for about 2-3 hours last night, it ends up halfords being cheaper with their 3 for 2 deal. Reason being, most online stores have cheap cans, but the delivery is high going above what halfords would actually cost.

    hopefully this thread wont be a waste of time, and will help and uk'er searching for spray paint that halfords is the cheapest store for spray paint.
     
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  8. frodo

    frodo What's a Dremel?

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    but it REALLY isnt

    just because theyre 3 for 2 deal is on, you still end up spending alot to get a little

    cheapest PLACE in the UK to get spraypaint is trago mills, black/clear laquer/primer @ 1.35 for a large can, compared to the £4+ for that of halfrauds... plus i dislike halfords paint

    only time i reccomend buying paint from halfords is if you want to a coloured spray job

    the downside of trago is that they dont offer many colours, some places only do black/primer/laquer.
     
  9. cool_dude

    cool_dude Minimodder

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    any where is that exactly? If you can point me to the online store where i can order from then that will be great, because im only after - black,primer,laquer.

    £1.35 for a can is a great price to practise with. :)
     
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  10. GuardianStorm

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    info on trago mills site: http://www.trago.co.uk

    you have to go there...no online shopping :p great place though, i have been to the Newton Abbot one :)
     
  11. cool_dude

    cool_dude Minimodder

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    quite a way for me, should have stated i want well known/big stores if they dont do online shopping.
     
  12. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    Im sticking my hand up for Halfords, I know it aint cheap but Ive bought cheap paint before for £1 a can from Poundland and it simply isnt up to the job.

    The paint runs and the nozzle is extremely bad and leads to "splatter" effect which intails a crap paint job.

    The halfords stuff covers evenly has a good nozzle and the finish of the paint is very good for bare Alu case. Also Halfords sell Plasti Kote paints which are well know to be verry good.
     
  13. merlin 65

    merlin 65 What's a Dremel?

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    most small automotive spares shops have a bargain bucket with odd spray cans in em , and also the bargain buckets in b & q have em too if its only to practice im assuming you dont mind the colour
     
  14. peteone

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    I say halfords too. I once had to paint the centre caps on my RS4 Alloys and was quite supprised to see that the paint actualy stayed on for a couple of thousand miles and numerous jet washes, not bad imho. Tis quite expensive though.
     
  15. Callum

    Callum What's a Dremel?

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    Paint is so expensive there! It's about 60p here!

    *does not look forward to moving to a Western country*
     
  16. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Have you tried asking around with your mates?

    Chances are someone you know has a few cans cluttering up their garage, I know I have :)
     
  17. Agent_M

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    theres a shop that sells spay cans tailored for grafiti in leyton, or atleast they used to when i worked there, i think its about £3 a can but top quality stuff and alot of colours.
    dont know if the paint they sell is diffrent to the paint you get in places like halfords but i think it is, anyway the shop is skaters paradise on leyton highroad
     
  18. Bentos

    Bentos What's a Dremel?

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    for a massive selection of colors (all you could want) graff paint is the way to go; durability wise, well it sticks to walls for time (until it gets buffed by the council)

    anyways:

    google: monstercolors, valley of chrome, the layup

    all pretty good, bout £2.50 a can, delivery a bit of a pain
     
  19. cool_dude

    cool_dude Minimodder

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    Nah my mates wouldnt have any spray cans laying about :/


    Yeh delivery is the main price killer, after delivery it makes halfords cheaper by a few quid.

    Every time I go into bnq they never have anything like that, must be my b&q because alot of people reccomend bnq for quite alot of stuff (acrylic etc) and mine is either a total rip off or doesnt have it...

    Guess i'll have to practise with the halfords paint then, now i just gotta look for a case to do it on :D
     
  20. cpemma

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    Wilco do Plasticote and I bet they're cheaper than Halfords.
     

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