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Old 04-08-2013, 02:46 PM
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Best - hardest - clear over color coat

Mechanically, I can paint a car in my sleep. But.... it's been 30 years and paints have changed.... a lot.

So, I'm getting back into it and 2K epoxy prime - Hot Hues thinned/activated color - epoxy clear is the way I'm a-going. I just painted the engine/trans and I couldn't be happier.

I've done a dozen or so test panels with House of Color 2K Speed Urethane Clear as a top coat, and I'm a little disappointed with the clear's set time, though I'm getting a finish that needs almost no wet sanding... good there.

But, it seems to be taking way too long to harden to the point that I can't leave a finger nail mark - 2 weeks. At 2 months this stuff is hard as glass. I'm very careful about mix ratios and following instructions, flash time, etc.

Anyone using a better or harder clear? Should I be concerned?

A little eye candy: (Hot Hues Razzle Red/clear).
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