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Old 09-20-2005, 06:18 PM
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where can i buy some about how much for a gal set up thanks

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Contact Baker PBE who is a distributer and good people.Shipping is great.
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Old 09-20-2005, 08:35 PM
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This is not about the clear, but how do you all rename your links?? I have always wondered about that... I tried saving them and then changing them.. That worked, but then when I went to put one in a post it would not work..

Sorry Malibu for hijacking your thread bro

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Matt, If you use this /\ button above (the blue one) it will ask for a title in the first pop up box then the http link in the second.
Just type "BK is a bucket head" in the first box and then "paste" the copied link addy in the second.
Copy and paste this post in a reply and the /\ will show you.

Just razzing you man, You know I love ya bro.

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BK is a bucket head

Hehehe....
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I am a do do head

Well lets see if it works
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Thanks bro, always wondered about that
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Being a spi clear thread, I hope this is a ok place to post my question, what i'm wondering is what would be the difference between the spi clears and the clear I am now using,, I am using ppg's global clear.. the D893 i believe it is.. and i love it,, but it's expensive... how does this compare to spi's clears as far as chip resistance, gloss holdout, buffability, and what about 10yrs from now, what will the effects be... I just usually believe you get what you pay for. don't get me wrong i've used keystone's clear, transtar, nason, rubber-seal, and a few other cheaper clears.. but i've never heard of SPI. so i'm just wondering how it compares. And the other question would be is the global clear better just cause it's more expensive.. grrr, I just don't know anymore... I have been using the transtar 6894 clear recently and I liked it, but I do have to say that so far the D893 seems to be the best, I just hope it's not in my head... Let me know what you guys think..
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i've never used any of ppg's clears. i have used some of the high grade dupont clears that i was paying almost 300 for a gallon with catalyst. dupont makes a very nice clear and i like it alot. i tried spi's universal clear which is 150 for a gallon of clear and a gallon of cat. alot cheaper to say the least. i think the universal is right there side by side with it. even better in some aspects. i use spi stuff completely in my shop. i use the epoxy, high build primer and universal clear. if you want to see the stuff i paint with it, goto my gallery on my website. 95% of everything there has universal clear on it. believe me when i tell you, with the customers i have the stuff has to be dead nuts. on the home page click on gallery.

www.xtremekreations.com

on another note, i'm glad you brought this thread back up. almost forgo "bk is a buckhead".
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Global D893 is some nice stuff D894 offers an even better look and more durability but a little trickier to spray and buff. I'll be trying SPI universal soon and I'm looking forward to seeing how it compares. After seeing so many fine examples of the universal posted here I doubt I'll be disappointed.
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Wow that stuff looks awesome i must say...
But your telling me that it's 1 gallon of cat.. so that's 2 sprayable gallons..
that would make for a good price... I just want the best clear I can find.. and had many probs with some of the cheaper ones.. and every one said that they were just as good as the higher prices clears..
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Global D893 is some nice stuff D894 offers an even better look and more durability but a little trickier to spray and buff. I'll be trying SPI universal soon and I'm looking forward to seeing how it compares. After seeing so many fine examples of the universal posted here I doubt I'll be disappointed.
It would be awesome if you could keep me posted and let me know what you think... I would appreciate.. yea I tried 894 and loved it but it took forever to dry.. i was clearing the sides of a pt and it took me over 3hrs to clear.. couln't imagine if it would have started running.. it would have ran forever..lol... and thats the thing that irritates me the 894 looked better than the 893 so i'm really still not where i want to be. just close to it
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I have used ppg's clears, the concept type... I loved it, thought it sprayed awesome, gloss etc.... Have seen it last almost 8 years now with an occasional spray off at the auto car wash.. Never waxed, or hand washed etc.... so yes I can see where you would not be easy to change... That is good, cause if and when you use the spi products you wont go back to what you are using now.... The epoxys are thicker and dont run down the sides of panels if you spray heavy footed like I do... same with the high build primer... I have seen it cover 36 grit scratches someone missed ( not me) with 3 medium coats at 5 minute intervals... The clear is off the hook.... Even with accelerator added it buffs and sands like butter...

I have HS clear from spi on a boat that is in the water every weekend all spring, summer and up till fall... Never one issue

My point, besides being a bucket head

Try the products, if they were not as good as they are, the word would be out by now... The only words I have ever heard, are how great the products are and the customer service is outstanding.... I'll say it again... I have never sent anyone to Barry who did not like what they got... Never

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I also have never used the PPG clears. Recently I tried to do a test of a Dupont clear and SPI Universal clear. I sprayed 2 panels with the same base at the same time, and then one panel with each of the clears. Both panels were sprayed with 2 coats of the clear. The panels have been looked at by several people to see if they could see a difference. No one has been able to tell a difference in the appearance. There is, on the other hand, a noticeable difference in the thickness of the cured product. The SPI clear is definately thicker than the Dupont, even though they both got only 2 coats. To me that means that the SPI will provide better protection for the base coat.

As an added note. I left some of each in a mixing cup, by accident. The SPI was clear as can be, and the Dupont was cloudy. This amazed me, as the amount in the cup of SPI was about 3 times as much, therefore thicker.

Unfortunately, everything that I do isn't a complete repaint. Some of the work has to match up with either a factory finish, or something that had been repainted before. I repaired a panel on my daughter's car and had to repaint the whole side. I used SPI Turbo Primer and their Universal Clear. The repair gave almost a perfect match.

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i was in your shoes back when i was using the dupont stuff. i kept trying some cheaper lines but always came up disappointed. there was only two clears that were cheaper and at the same time compared to higher priced ones and thats actually all of spi's stuff and i was really impressed with matrix ms-42. very nice but too hard and brittle for what i do. univeral clear is much more flexable and easier to work with and buffs easily. universal mixes 1:1 so a gallon of cat to a gallon of clear.
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