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Subject: Does any automotive paint manufactue still use vegatable oils as a binder?

Date: 03/06/01 at 5:54 PM
Posted by: Mike Phillips
E-mail: polishpro@mindspring.com
Message Posted:

Hi all,

I have been doing some research into automotive paints, specifically on the topic of what they are made out of.

From what I can tell, plant oils like linseed oil, soya oil, castor bean oil, cotton seed oil, tung nut oil, and some others were the primary drying-oil used to make Acrylic Lacquers and Acrylic Enamels. This was done until about the 1970's????

Is this a true statement?

About what year did automitive paint manufactures quit using these types of plant oils in their paint formula's?

I have two or three lists that go over automotive paint history, such as the year each new paint technology was introduced.

If I were to post it, could someone show me, generally speaking, which paint technologies were using plant oils?

This information is for a book I am writing on how-to polish paint. I think it helps for my readers to not only know what they are doing, but why. Knowledge of what paints are made out of is some background information that while not neccassary, I thought many people would find interesting.

Thanks for all of your help ahead of time,

Mike Phillips


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