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Old 05-05-2013, 07:38 AM
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It lasts a long long time, get some dry you will never go back to spray paint again.

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Professionally, I would use the dry stuff, but being an amateur, use SEM guide coat, and purchased really cheap at a swap meet from a guy that always has a bunch. I dislike giving 3m any more of my hard earned dollars then necessary - even for their $$$ tape which doesn't seem as good as it was.
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I am with you, I LOATH big corporations and chains believe me, I VERY rarely go into any chain when I have a local store or restaurant to give my money to.

But this 3m guide coat is SOOOOOOOO good, it is SOOOOO much better than spray paint you can't believe it. It covers EVERY square inch you want it, with a very fine dust going in very small scratches, it is well worth the money if you ask me.

There are alternatives, just yesterday at a swap meet I was having a long chat with one of my mentors from 35 years ago, one of my very valued mentors (and I tell him every time I see him) and he told me how he had begun to use soot from the torch for guide coat! He fires it up with just the acy on low and waves the torch on the panel putting soot all over it. He then wipes it all over with a rag and it goes in all the scratches and it's his guide coat. He told me how he found it by mistake after he welded a missed crack and then while sanding the area WHAM there were all the scratches. Never done it but it may be an alternative to the 3M stuff.

I am stubborn as heck when it comes to giving money to someone I don't like, I really respect your opinion on not giving money to 3m, believe me I do, but damn it if it's going to make my job easier and better sometimes I will just bite my lip and do it.

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Does the SEM guidecoat spray in a fan pattern?
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my buddy uses primer for glide coat. just uses dark over light or the other way around. its cheap and works fine. ive helped him many times and his paint jobs are awesome ! i sure as heck dont know much but he does so i thought id mention it here.
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Does the SEM guidecoat spray in a fan pattern?
Yes - or at least the can's I've had did. Ya gotta remember, if the corporate finance guy can save a penny a case, things change

Brian - I've seen that acetylene trick used, but have never tried it - remember with some of us being overly mature, CRS goes hand in hand, so had forgotten.
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Does the SEM guidecoat spray in a fan pattern?
Josh, the SEM guide coat is basicaly pigment without filler. I use it regularly and it does work way better than spray paint and/or spray primer because it does not fill your sand paper. The powder very well may be better but the SEM is far better than paint. When I repainted my doors this spring I blocked the SPI black epoxy. I used white spray can laquer for guide coat and was wishing I had a can of light guide coat but my local store only had the black.

You will enjoy it if use it I am sure.

Yes it does have a pattern spray nozzle.

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