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Old 04-18-2009, 05:33 PM
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2k clearcoat advice

hi all this seems to be the biggest source of great painting info im in the uk
and iv been using upol system 20 2k clearcoats now im finding this buffs great after wet sanding but i find it hard to apply it sags easy and seems to take a long time to flash off between coats.

iv painted a fair few cars in my time but this one needs to be a1 for show use.

its air dry not in an oven i want to get a good coat to flat down and im thinking is there a better brand of clearcoat i could be using? im not sure the upol stuff is all that great

any help would be great its a bit thin in the uk

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I hve never used this product, but typically if the clear is running you spraying it on too heavy and not giving it enogh dry time. If it is taking too long to dry get a reducer designed for a lower temperature.
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I had fantastic luck with PPG DCU2002, and I'm no professional. You just about have to keep your gun still to get a run. The learning curve with this clear is very short. As you start using it you get more comfortable with it. It is a very durable long lasting clear. It's best to wet sand and buff within a week of application or the clear will get as hard as concrete and be a real bear to cut and buff.

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