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    Posted: 05 Jun 2018 at 8:57pm
Just wondering what paint everyone uses on cabs? Black paint that is, was thinking oil based satin but some opinions on this might be best.
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For all mine (scratch builds and restos) I've used bog standard Halfords. 
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I found water based satin black alot better...some of the the oil based ones are really shiney
Ronseal 10 year satin black looks great just hard when using roller to get a good finish without lots of sanding.. few others mentioned spray

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I’m not really a fan of spraying. Don’t mind doing the metalwork like coin doors etc with a rattle can, but prefer a roller for the main cab. Seen a few vids with short nap rollers vs foam rollers, and I’ve got some oil based satin but not used it yet. Wondering if to swap for water based, wasn’t sure if oil based was harder wearing or not but I know it takes forever to dry
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I tested oil base on a cab and it looked terrible like i had used black gloss maybe it was just the make? But the water based one i mentioned looks close to vinyl
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I've found Ronseal black woodstain great to fill in black matt areas. Woodstain isn't as opaque or as glossy as normal paints so it can often blend in well.

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I’m painting onto the black laminate so does this affect which paint to use? Obviously will have a good rub down. I bought B&Q paint but they have the same in water based
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Can you do some tests on a similar surface, let them dry and compare? That way you will know if you like the finish before you cover the original. You can get tester pots which are cheap to help you decide.
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Yeah that’s prob best. Don’t wanna paint the whole cab and then
realise it looks sh*te. The painter at work painted the bog doors lol. They’re white formica and covered in graffiti so painted them black. Finish looked great. He said he didn’t even sand and painted with a nap roller (not foam) and used wilko oil based satin. But I’m not taking his word for it I’d rather test first like you say.

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