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Old 03-03-2004, 11:09 PM
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I went to my local PPG store yesterday to get some tech sheets and start talking to them about my options. Can soomeone tell me the difference between the Deltron (DBU) line & Global lines? The PPG guy seemed a little unconvincing and said that they were essentially the same and that the Global line was more for European colors. He said that all of the products (catalysts & hardners ect..) were different between the lines but that all of the stages before the color (etch, epoxy, & K36/K38) were the same. I haven't decided on an exact color yet and I don't know if that will help in determining what line to use. I definitely want to use "the good stuff". The folks in there were nice and helpful and I'd like to be able to deal with them (they're close) so is what he said true?



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Old 03-04-2004, 12:37 AM
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I'm thinking he meant the metallics were "tighter" See if this link helps explain, hope to help, http://www.a2zautoforums.com/showthread.php?t=1806
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PPG's Global paint line is their premier refinish system.

According to their web site the Global line offers the latest coating technology from Europe, North America and Asia to meet the most demanding, high-performance needs of quality-minded, high-production shops.

Basically it's their highest quality paint, equivalent to DuPonts Chroma Premier line.

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I have sprayed all of ppg paints to me for the $$ the DBC sprays the best has a good flash between coats unlike DBU and DBC base coat does not have a reactive reducer like DBU
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Global sucks, plain and simple.
DBC is the way to fly. Cover it with DCU2021 clear, mixed 4:1:1 with DX61 hardener and DT885 reducer and you will be in good shape. I've found the DT885 reducer in all conditions produces the best finish. Don't ask, why. Apparently something to do with the solvent blend. If it's extremely hot, you could coctail it with some 898, but I've used the straight 885 in a 110 degree, 98 percent humidty paint booth on an overall job and still got excellent results.
Global dries fast and looks good for about an hour, then gets a grainy texture. According to my old reps, thay designed it to do that in order to match todays new car finishes, shich if you look close under flourescent lights, it has a weird, grainy texture. The DBC system with the 2021 clear will flow great and hold the gloss.
If you're a good trigger man, you'll onlly have to knock out your dirt nibs.
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