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Old 10-27-2010, 02:02 PM
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Pro-Spray Paint System

I've been lurking here for a few weeks. It's the best place I've found for well thought out responses on body and paint work, and I thank you for the resource. I've been searching the archives, and have previously done some homework on paint systems and processes, and I have a question.

I'm working on making Ike, my 1955 Chevy 6400, a decent driver and a truck that could be used on the parade route. He'll largely be used for display at my wife's garden center, but he'll haul tons (literally) of pumpkins and produce a handfull of times per year, and will probably be used to pick up gravel and/or mulch a few times over his life. Here's Ike:



Yeah, I've got some work to do. The main body work won't begin until spring, but I'm trying to figure out the appropriate coverage and product line to use. I called a local jobber, as I like to keep my money local if I can, and I understand what it's like trying to make a small business go. I've read all the good things about SPI here. How their epoxy primer is fantastic. How their clear is the best. I haven't seen much on their colors.

However, when talking to the local supplier about options (I was thinking about HOK originally), he recommended that I might want to consider doing this job using nothing but Pro-Spray products, and that would give me a quality job at about half the price of HOK. So, here's my question: is the SPI stuff that much better than Pro-Spray products such that I should buy the SPI epoxy primer and clear, or are they comparable enough that I can feel good about supporting a local business while not cheating myself out of a better product for the price point.

I should be clear on this part: my wife would like to have a nice, shiny green, maybe metal flake green paint job in the same color range(ish) as what is shown here. We want durability, and it should look nice, but I do not come to this party with any delusions that this will ever be a show quality vehicle. I've painted a fair number of implements with Valspar implement paints and lots of furniture with acrylic enamels and my trusty HF guns. I'll probably talk myself into getting an Iwata LPH 400 for this job.

Have I rambled on enough to give you an impression of what I'm after? Why don't I just ask: So whadya all think of Pro-Spray over SPI?

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Old 10-27-2010, 03:42 PM
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i use prospray colors and everything else is spi .
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Thanks, shine. I saw that you used prospray products, which lent some credence to the jobber's recommendation. I take it that their primers and clears aren't as good.
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Prospray is a nice system for sure. If I was doing much repair work anymore I would use it but I do mostly custom work now. If you like the kustom colors like the HOK colors I would recommend these guys: Custom Auto Paint. They have the same type colors as HOK and the cost is even less than Prospray. Their primers and clear are nice also. I find the quality to be very nice. Some Chameleon or Candy Paint would draw some nice attention to you business
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Wow that Custom Auto Paint product is insanely cheap. A complete gallon of base and clear including activators/reducers for 159?

I just bought two quarts of Chomabase basecoat for a green Honda from my local jobber and they hit me up for 180 bucks. Am I getting screwed?
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ProSpray is a top line base and will be in the same quality as, Spies, Nexta, Debeers, Glasuite and Global but the nice part is its priced about 40% less then DBC.
Its a base rich in resin, so if you add, say an ounce of activater to a mixed quart of any clear coat activate, you end up with one strong basecoat.
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Next best buy that is really coming on strong, as only been in US for maybe 3-5 years is the Metalux made by Chem spec.
This base is rich in polyester and would be just like BASF's Diamont, very good metallic control because of the polyester and is a hotter system and fast dry like the Diamont.

Nice part about both of these systems is you save a ton of money with out buying a lower grade base.

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Wow that Custom Auto Paint product is insanely cheap. A complete gallon of base and clear including activators/reducers for 159?

I just bought two quarts of Chomabase basecoat for a green Honda from my local jobber and they hit me up for 180 bucks. Am I getting screwed?

no your not,Chromabase and Deltron(PPG)are priced closely.

you are buying a good solid base,not some cheap base.


some will argue that the cheaper bases will work ,been there done that and that's a poor statement


i only use Deltron in my collision shop.

i have never used pro spray? kinda got my interest.might try some of there bases if i can figure out how to get some,lol!!!!!!!!

best of luck on the project,Travis
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i prefer spi. i use prospray for all my colors. not interested in cheap internet companies.
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i prefer spi. i use prospray for all my colors. not interested in cheap internet companies.

Shine i to prefer SPI for primers and clears.


i would really like to try some Pro spray base.

are the bases good stuff?

you happen to know where i can get some?i think i read someone on the boards sells it?

i live in the mountains and don't know of any jobbers close?closest PPG-Dupont jobber i have is 2 hours 1 way,lol!!!!!!!!
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Hotbo,
Here is a jobber in Michigan and he has shipped 100's+++++ of gallons to people for me over last two years.
He also has a Restoration/street rod shop as well as a paint store, so he knows his stuff.

Chad
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I've used pro spray base a couple of times now (have not used any of thier other products), and really like it. Much better then any other base I've used thats in the same price ball park-limco, omni-junk, utech used once and didn't seem too bad.
No one local carries pro spray (which could be a problem with color if trying to color match, but so far match has been pretty good). Its worth it for me to order it, has run 1/2 the cost on codes I've checked at my local jobber in ppg dbc. Luckily Chad who I have ordered it from carries prospray and spi, so I can order all one place.

I too have been using spi products for just about everything else, and pro spray for color. The best bang for the buck combo I've found yet where your not sacrificing quality, or creating more work for yourself. Spi does seem like it has a small learning curve though when you try a product you haven't used before.

Too bad I have no one local carrying either, but then if they were as big as ppg, dupont, ect might be getting it in the backside, like the big boys have been doing for many years now with thier product cost.

Like you, I found out about both these products thru this and other forums awhile back, and gave them a shot.
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Hotbo,
Here is a jobber in Michigan and he has shipped 100's+++++ of gallons to people for me over last two years.
He also has a Restoration/street rod shop as well as a paint store, so he knows his stuff.

Chad
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thanks Barry,i have alot of money tied up in my colormatching system from PPG deltron.

but for all overs or some other styles of collison repairs im ready to try something different and get good quality all in the same bag.

im damn sick of PPGs base prices and i get a good discount,doesn't make sense
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It has been a while since I have logged in here, I couldn't find my old user name and I also have a new email. So i just decided to start fresh..

If any of you guys have any color questions. Drop me a email.
autorodtechnologies@gmail.com
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does tom still run pro-spray that guy is a di-k
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Not sure if he is still with them or not, i purchase through the warehouse, not pro-spray direct.
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