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02-28-2011 04:46 PM
Hotbo
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman
I see your in Az ,Hotbo...I believe the hardner problem has to do with our humidity (man you guys got it made if you can find the shade)...any brand of my hardners will dry up in a few weeks...
I've found a lot of guys that use the pro-spray base but very few have used the SS .Its not available here so I'll have to order it,the price was very reasonable and I like SS for my solid colors ....I'll be using it on my old plymouth ,I'll let ya know what I think..

Im in AR ARKANSAS we have bad Humidity also,lol!!!


my store that mixes and sells me Pro spray tells me that they have several Shops that buy the SS and they all love it.

i just have no need for it doing collision work....


i do have a Motorcycle Trailer i will be spraying Black SS in the next month or 2 and look forward to trying it out.

Travis
02-28-2011 02:37 PM
deadbodyman I see your in Az ,Hotbo...I believe the hardner problem has to do with our humidity (man you guys got it made if you can find the shade)...any brand of my hardners will dry up in a few weeks...
I've found a lot of guys that use the pro-spray base but very few have used the SS .Its not available here so I'll have to order it,the price was very reasonable and I like SS for my solid colors ....I'll be using it on my old plymouth ,I'll let ya know what I think..
02-28-2011 10:24 AM
Hotbo
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman
Not really ,just spray it like you want it to look right from the git go. I use 2 coats for everyday work ,more on restos with sanding between recoats.The only problem I 've ever had was when I left a partially used can of hardner on the shelf for a few weeks and although I knew it was a little thick I used it anyways ....Man that stuff dried quick ,I could barely get around the car before it was dry.....The cure (I called the SPI hotline) put some mig welding gas in the hardner can before closing the cap...The gas is heavier than air so the air wont effect the hardner...But that trick works on ALL hardners...
I've also been concidering pro-spray for a base and SS ,I've talked to quite a few pros and everything I hear is positive...Cant wait to try it...

You will love the Pro-spray Base

haven't tried the SS yet?

i have never had that problem with the opened cans of Hardener,Ive had open cans for weeks and never a problem?Maybe ive gotten lucky,LOL!!!!!!
02-28-2011 06:32 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by Aboven
Thanks guys for the help again I am going to order some spi and see how it works out if there are any tips
Not really ,just spray it like you want it to look right from the git go. I use 2 coats for everyday work ,more on restos with sanding between recoats.The only problem I 've ever had was when I left a partially used can of hardner on the shelf for a few weeks and although I knew it was a little thick I used it anyways ....Man that stuff dried quick ,I could barely get around the car before it was dry.....The cure (I called the SPI hotline) put some mig welding gas in the hardner can before closing the cap...The gas is heavier than air so the air wont effect the hardner...But that trick works on ALL hardners...
I've also been concidering pro-spray for a base and SS ,I've talked to quite a few pros and everything I hear is positive...Cant wait to try it...
02-27-2011 06:44 PM
Aboven Thanks guys for the help again I am going to order some spi and see how it works out if there are any tips please let me know my paint rep is kind slow at stuff
02-27-2011 05:58 PM
Hotbo i use SPI UV everyday at my collision shop.

Love the **** out of it.

i can speed it up or i can slow it down and no matter what i can always spray it the same time after time,

very hard to make Run and lays like glass for me.

i sprayed it over PPG DBC base for a while till i quite them and went with Pro-spray never gonna look back


love Pro-spray Base as well,color matches far exceed anything ive ever used and i have used a lot.....


Travis
02-27-2011 10:46 AM
deadbodyman As a shop owner and a painter I know both sides of that deal. You want the best quality product you can get at the lowest price.Mostly I've used dupont chroma clear for quite a few years until I found SPI .Now I wont use anything else. Its a 1:1 ratio and costs about 100.00 for each part so you get two sprayable gallons for aprx.200.00 It reminds me of Glasurat in many ways.If your doing show cars you'll love how it buffs that alone will have you sold..Your boss will love it too...Its cheap enough to use for everyday work too....
The black job is SPI over Chromabase and the red job is SPI over nason ful-base...(the cheap stuff)
02-27-2011 09:43 AM
Irelands child Cleared with SPI Universal and before the last final polish and wax (I'm a rank amateur):
02-27-2011 09:40 AM
Hotbo
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Originally Posted by Aboven
Thanks guys for all the help I spray clear with a LPG 400 can you explain the spi clear more to me and post pics of the can mix ratios and how it lays out and also how well dose it hold up? I was told to try lazerith as well

you can go to SPI website and find out all you need to know.



Best of luck,no matter which clear you choose.

as a painter you have to take control of whatever clear or base you use,dont let it control you
02-27-2011 09:23 AM
Aboven
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Originally Posted by rickschaf
The Martin senour tc732 high speed clear lays down great, just make sure your mix is correct for the temp your spaying at, also I use sata gun's.
Thanks guys for all the help I spray clear with a LPG 400 can you explain the spi clear more to me and post pics of the can mix ratios and how it lays out and also how well dose it hold up? I was told to try lazerith as well
02-27-2011 06:20 AM
Hotbo Spi has many clears and they all are Great.

i sprayed Dupont and PPG for years,im not giving them any more of my money for a lesser product...
02-27-2011 03:45 AM
milo I've been learning to shoot the Envirobase "oneVisit" clear.
First a drop coat or mist coat, then a one minute flash time , then 2 full wet coats wet on wet spraying it how you want it to look all in one visit to the booth.
The idea is less time running the fans,lights,heat etc. let alone opening and closing the door stirring up dust...

Takes a little getting used to but after a few projects I'm enjoying the absence of waiting between coats and hanging some mills on there that surprisingly don't run off

http://www.a2zautoforums.com/showthr...virobase+clear



If it isn't at your panit store/jobber yet it soon will be

http://macsdist.com/index.php?option...mos&Itemid=193
02-26-2011 09:57 PM
rickschaf The Martin senour tc732 high speed clear lays down great, just make sure your mix is correct for the temp your spaying at, also I use sata gun's.
02-26-2011 02:21 PM
Old Fool best clear at a great price, tell your boss to buy SPI.
02-26-2011 02:07 PM
Polish Painter SPI Universal is the best spraying and user friendly clear I have ever used.
I used PPG Concept 2020 a few years I would occasionally get solvent pop even waiting between coats. Could have been my fault though.

Never had a problem with Universal.
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