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Old 01-24-2013, 10:40 PM
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I know, I know, I know that I shouldn't go cheap when it comes to stuff like this but Im painting my 2000 Acura TL Daily Driver. I got into an accident and crashed the front end. I took it to a shop and get it straightened and High quality OEM like parts replaced (Hood, bumper guard) I went to my local paint store and purchased the Base Coat ($260 gallon) , cheap unknown brand clear ($100 gallon) and I asked for Urethane Sealer/Primer. He game me what I later realized is Transtar 1k Speed Sealer.. As he layed the items on the counter a guy from a local motorcyle paint shop says ' Thats some pretty good stuff' I meantioned that I usually order my with a reputable name brand online, or SPI (sorry John at House of Klear). It gave me a bit more confidence knowing that a shop actually uses it and is happy with it. I was in a rush and when I got home I realized its a 1k acrylic sealer ... WTF!
OK this is for a daily driver 13 year old car.. I just need this car to get me to and from work for the next year or so but would like it to maintain a good resale value.. What is the risk of using this 'cheap' primer? how does it harder/cure without being a 2k? Anyone used or heard of this product before.. I know, I know.. I should of spend a lil more and got SPI Urethane 2k Primer and SPI Universal clear but Ill save that for my other classic car projects
By the way my first complete paint job using SPI Primer, HOK base, and SPI Universal Clear... and a bunch of help from awesome guys here sharing the knowledge... Thank You DeadBodyMan, BarryK, Tech69, especially MartinSR than even gives me good all around advise here on my 40 Desoto Coupe project....
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