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Old 03-04-2008, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by jcclark
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
base coat.
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 base coat. 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.

If what you say is true then we would all be using Single Stage. But I am not going to get into a pissing contest with you. You want Single Stage then use it. My Point IS if you have trash in the color how are you going to get it out????? If you clear it you will bury it and it is there forever whether you buff or not!!! So if you cant sand it without messing it up and if you clear it to buff thus burying the imperfection then what....A shinny buffed paint job with magnified trash and what not. Oh in case your wondering I do this for a living so I didn't start painting yesterday. I am just trying to save you some trouble. Just my opinion of course as I don't know every thing. Tim
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