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Old 03-04-2008, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by jcclark
I agree with everything you said.
But single stage can be repaired just like base coat, you just have to wait
a little longer, 30 to 60 min usually.
It's a lot faster drying than enamel, don't compare to that,
they may both be single stage paints but they are totally different.
Urethane sets up hard as a rock, very quickly.
I paint in a garage and dirt is always a problem,
I can't use a paint I can't repair.

I would never argue that base coat is not easier, for sure it is,
and all the collision repairs I do I use a name brand base coat, Chromabase.
I would never use urethane for a repair.
And for any newbies I would recommend base because of it's easyness,
and being more foolproof.
That's not the topic here!
He's asking if he can clear coat urethane.
So that's what I'm answering.

I understand what your answering and saying...yes you can clear Single stage, but why would anybody want to jump from base coat straight to clearing a single stage . I feel that is old tech and so much more work to do than base coat. Don't get me wrong I love ss when I am shoot a non metallic or pearl, But He was asking about one of the most expensive base-coats out there. I my honest opinion wouldn't it be easier to research that color in a cheaper base coat system. He would come out better in the end in my opinion especially if he is painting in a home made both like we all have to do from time to time.
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