Domestic cars built in California have been painted with water based paint for over 20 years, coinciding with the transition to the base coat/clear coat system. You can recognize them by the large areas of peeling paint on the hood and roof. This resulted in a lot of recalls since the 1980s. Of course, the paint companies will claim that these water based paint systems are now perfected, but that's what you'd expect them to say.
Strickler, George M wrote:
> In a recent posting on the restoration issue, Mr. Baylis said that "water based color paint is right around the corner here in Cal." or something like that. What does that mean? Are oil based paints to be outlawed like DDT? How will water based paint differ from paints currently used to refinish bikes/cars like Imron? Should I send off my bikes en mass for repaints now?
> George Strickler
> New Orleans
John Betmanis Woodstock, Ontario Canada