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Clear Base coat vs Clear Top coat

What's the Big difference between these two paints(2k Urethane) beside UV light protection? I was told that Clear coat its just paint without pigment....

can Clear coat stick to primers or do I need to put clear base coat first and then clear coat if I want the look of shiny gray primer?..

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Base clear is a inter coat clear we use most of the time to do custom work it is a clear base it will not work for a top coat you will need a clear coat I have seen people apply clear over primer with no problems
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Intercoat clear is basically a basecoat paint resin with no color added. It is soft, and easily damaged. It is not meant to be used as a top coat, so it is not tough enough to stand up to the weather, or to protect a paint job like a top coat clear does.

Yes, you can clearcoat over primer, but you need to talk to your paint store about the kind of primer, and kind of final clear, and how the topcoat should be used over it.
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Intercoat clear is basically a basecoat paint resin with no color added. It is soft, and easily damaged. It is not meant to be used as a top coat, so it is not tough enough to stand up to the weather, or to protect a paint job like a top coat clear does.
but Sherwin W has a "Mixing" clear base coat that needs to be catalized..they use it to mix it with base coat


somebody told me that clear base coat behaves more like base coat than clear coat and will stick to whaterver base coat can stick, but clear top coat can only stick to base coats...
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but clear top coat can only stick to base coats...
That's not true, clear will stick to most any painted/primed surface
if it's prepared properly.
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If you want the look of primer you may want to use flat clear or clear with a matting agent. Check with your paint supplier but have cleared over epoxy primer and have never had a problem.
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[QUOTE=waterdude]but Sherwin W has a "Mixing" clear base coat that needs to be catalized..they use it to mix it with base coat

Are you reffering to S66?
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but Sherwin W has a "Mixing" clear base coat that needs to be catalized..they use it to mix it with base coat

Are you reffering to S66?
its their Filling clear from the Ultra7000 line..
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