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Old 03-04-2008, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by lets cut it up
Single stage cannot be sanded if it has metallic in it. And if you clear it the imperfections will still be in the single stage color coats. .
That's why I clearcoat it. So I can buff it out.
Why use single stage? Why not!
It's cheaper, gives better color depth, and is much stronger than
It's basically the same as clearcoat, a urethane.
And even if you buff your clear to thin for proper UV protection
it'll still hold up. The urethane color will hold, even without the clear
on top, unlike a basecoat. It's just more durable.
Only downside of urethane is it is a little harder to spray,
and you should wait longer before clearing, 3 hrs is recommended.
The Kirker urethane says not to wait more than 24 hrs.
I like to wait overnight.
But urethane has many pluses over basecoat, besides cost.
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