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Old 03-04-2011, 02:39 PM
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Talked to Barry, and ordered a gallon of epoxy, and a gallon of yellow 2k primer.. I'm pretty excited to see this car in one color after 9 years.

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yeah, you're incorrectly stating it when you originally referred to it as a 'non-high build.' This was also one of the many conversations I've had with Barry.

Their regular 2k primer is still a high build primer in every sense of the term. It builds as much or more than the big name's high build primers, so Barry claims. He said the minor difference between the regular 2k high build and the turbo is not worth the extra cost.

I spray on 3 coats at a time, and when I sand there's a LOT coming off, which means there's also a lot that went on.
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yeah, you're incorrectly stating it when you originally referred to it as a 'non-high build.' This was also one of the many conversations I've had with Barry.

Their regular 2k primer is still a high build primer in every sense of the term. It builds as much or more than the big name's high build primers, so Barry claims. He said the minor difference between the regular 2k high build and the turbo is not worth the extra cost.

I spray on 3 coats at a time, and when I sand there's a LOT coming off, which means there's also a lot that went on.

like i told him the reg 2k is high build.

your statement about the reg 2k and turbo is kinda funny though?

i use both and can a lot of difference between the 2.

but all in all no matter what Primer you choose from SPI it will be excellent IMO
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that's not my statement, it was Barry's.
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the difference in the 2k highbuild and the turbo high build is the curing properties. I've sprayed both and they are virtually the same, other than the curing. The turbo is more like the high-end primers from the majors, in that it cures in 30 minutes obviously at ideal temperatures and correct application.

never used the regular 2k so i cant comment on it.
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Yes, there are 3 2k primers.

The Regular 2k

The High Build

The Turbo High build.

I ordered the regular.
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Yes, I am also buying epoxy.

But urethane wise, they told me to go with the regular build 2k, save $40, and not get the high build. And I can't seem to figure out why, except that they said just do more coats.
I never liked the high build primers and after trying their regular 2k I thought it was a high build primer...Its good primer but its too thick for me even just spraying my normal two coats left me a lot of sanding so I called and they recommended I use the 2k sealer instead ...problem solved...I cant imagine how thick their high build primer is why use filler at all ???? I use finishing putty instead of primer it seems faster and cheaper for me ,when I prime everything has been finished off with 320 ,the primer is just for the paint to have something to stick to...Everyone says keep your filler at a minimum and they they load everything up with a 1/2" of primer it just dont make good sense (cents) to me...
SPI's normal 2k will be fine for you,its very thick...almost too thick...
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I was just on the phone with SPI, and they recommend just using the regular 2K epoxy instead of the high build, and just applying extra coats. They said there is no real advantage to the high build.

Anyone heard of this with SPI? What products do you guys use?
Okay I have read over the answers to this original posting question.
I'm sure its because I'm tired after a long day and my brain isn't working.
But when people are recommending using 2k for sanding instead of the high build is the 2k they are talking about the spi epoxy? Or a different product entirely?.
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The SPI Epoxy is "Epoxy primer." The '2k' everyone is referring to is 'regular 2k primer.'

The have the 2k primer, high build primer, and turbo primer. The 2k primer IS a high build primer, just not as high building as the 'high build' primer. The 2k primer builds the same as other major brands building primer. I use it on my car and it is thick stuff. It is a building primer in every sense of the word. Barry will recommend you get the regular 2k and not the high build 2k.

And just not to confuse you, 2k actually means two component, with the second component usually being an activator. The Epoxy is a 2k product too, but in this context everyone is using it in reference to the regular primer. I tell you this just to prevent confusion for you later when you see a product that says '2k.'
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That is correct.

But to further confuse you, epoxy will usually be referred to as epoxy, and high build as 2K.
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