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Old 04-21-2013, 09:05 AM
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SPI epoxy and clear question...

I found my gallon of SPI pure white and it's not even clumpy after all this time so will run with it. So I need a sealer and a clear and have decided to roll with the SPI, figuring all these people can't be wrong and it will all be one product of paint materials.

So, as far as the SPI epoxy, does it sand ok? I was thinking about adding one coat of epoxy over everything and sand it with 400. Then go back over it with another coat to cross link it to the basecoat and clear. And what SPI clear do you recommend for a car that's gonna be cut and buffed flat? Just a good quality clear and will pay the difference. How's the Euro clear?

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SPI epoxy sands very well..The Euro clear is a fast clear for collision and spot work but use it with a slow reducer for an all over..Retards the cure time a bit so you can lay it out slick and smooth..I prefer the universal with a medium reducer for an all over but then that is my preference..

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Not to hijack this thread, but not so long ago I opened up my SPI black epoxy and it was clumpy.
Is this normal for epoxy that has been sitting for a while ?
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How long is a while? I have had some SPI black epoxy sitting well over a year, that stirred up fine and sprayed fine. I personally prefer the gray for all around use and it has a glossy sheen to it, so you can really eye ball the panels without wetting them down. The universal clear is the one you want for a show car finish that will wet sand and buff out very nice.
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thanks. will get the universal clear.
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Not to hijack this thread, but not so long ago I opened up my SPI black epoxy and it was clumpy.
Is this normal for epoxy that has been sitting for a while ?
yes its normal ,all the solids settel at the bottomafter a while if it sits long enough you'll have to tape two paint sticks together to get it stirred up without breaking them,once its stirred up its fine... I wont use anything but SPI
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yes its normal ,all the solids settel at the bottomafter a while if it sits long enough you'll have to tape two paint sticks together to get it stirred up without breaking them,once its stirred up its fine... I wont use anything but SPI
Thank you for some common sense advice(that I lack from time to time)
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Not to hijack this thread, but not so long ago I opened up my SPI black epoxy and it was clumpy.
Is this normal for epoxy that has been sitting for a while ?
Yes it is normal, that is why for long tern non-use you should flip the can (Part A) upside down and then 30-60 days later flip the other way, that way the pigments stay in suspension and just makes it easier to mix when you go to use it.
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yeah, that works better than expected. i also will keep a new unopened can in the house so it sees more consistent temps. i flipped a can of featherfill for like a year and when i finally opened it up it was like it never sat. it keeped it mixed that good. i was shocked.
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