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Old 08-18-2002, 10:31 AM
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Post BC/CC vs SS opinions on brands?

gentlemen..... I'm looking for some insight on which system to use on my 2nd project. Since I've never done a bc/cc I was pondering going this route for the heck of it. After speaking to the DuPont dis. in town and from what I'm reading on this site, the Centauri SS seems to be popular. After visiting the DuPont website and reading up on the Imron line it seems that Imron pretty much out-performs Centauri.....any opinions on this?
The color I plan to shoot is white so I'm thinking I could "get by" with a SS. The main things I'm looking for is a very nice looking car with a durable paint on it. Cost isn't that critical and I'm leaning towards DuPont or PPG.

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One thing to remember when talking about paint is that you get what you pay for no matter what brand you buy.

A two part SS paint in a non metalic color like white will hold up very well. The same color in BC/CC will cost more but will have a bit more gloss. If you're not building a show car and you're going to paint it white I would go for the SS urathane.

The 41 in the pic to the left was painted in my garage with Dupont Chroma Premier BC/CC with Chromalusion flames. Materials = $1800.
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I paint cars for a living and it is my opinion that you just cannot beat a good base/clearcoat paint job. Although I do not use PPG or DuPont I know that all the systems are comparable in their quality. The B/C will sand and buff much better than a single stage so if you are not spraying in a good spraybooth being able to get out the dust is a must when it comes time for the sanding and buffing.The B/C is definitely worth the extra cost and effort.
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PPG is a easier product tto use and lay down. BC/CC its a more effective system for graphics or flames or any creative paint job. BC/CC can be easily sanded and buffed with little worries of going through the color. Remember, a good paint job starts with great prep/bodywork. You can buy $2000 worth of paint, but unless you have superb body/prep work, it could come out looking like a 7 year old did it. So take your time on the body and spray it with (my opinion) PPG BC/CC.

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If you use the base coat clear coat system, be sure you have the car surrounded by good lighting. That clear coat is tough to see when your spraying without it.
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BC/CC is more favorable. When done correctly you get a deeper gloss, and if you get a slight surface scratch it can be repaired easily by 2000 grit sanding then buffing. With the single stage if you get a scratch you got a scratch and a spot repair in the works.

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