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i use an iwata w400lv 1.4 for spraying. Unreduced. Just mix 1-1 with activator.

Depending on the job at hand, i start cutting with 800 or 1000. Work my way up to 3000 trizact and use mequiars diamond cut compound and a wool pad.

I let the car sit in the sun a full day before cutting, then let it sit another full day after the initial 800-1000 cut.

this is after just the wool pad.

Now that is sexy, how many coats total is that?

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Im not an expert and do not have much experience shooting clears. Im just wondering if I need more PSI. I noticed that when I use the PSI setting recommended by the gun it barely shoots paint. When I increase the psi a bit seems to work fine. Will this PSI effect the finish and create orange peel in the clear. I noticed by watching some videos of people shooting clear its shoots very misty. Maybe Im laying too thick.. Im going to test and adjust my gun before starting next time. I just purchases a gun with 1.4 tip
crank the air up to 25-30 at the inlet to the gun. Better yet toss the gun in the garbage and get a top end gun.

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Now that is sexy, how many coats total is that?
3 coats of universal, cut with 800 all the way to 3000.

get those factory gun air pressure settings out of your head. no 2 clears spray the same. i'm at about 28-30 on my w400.

just a side note, w400 is my main clear gun but on that vette i did use my lph400 1.4 because the w took a dump on me at that particular time. They both lay the clear great, just the w400 is faster and fits my style better.
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Where can you get the SPI clear at and whats the price?

I have been usinf Acme Finish 1 clear made by Sherwin Williams for a while now since Finish master stopped selling Smart brand clear. Workes great for the used cars. On the other stuff I use Deltron DC 4000.
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Where can you get the SPI clear at and whats the price?

I have been usinf Acme Finish 1 clear made by Sherwin Williams for a while now since Finish master stopped selling Smart brand clear. Workes great for the used cars. On the other stuff I use Deltron DC 4000.
Call them and see if you have a local vendor. If they do not have one near you they will ship direct to your door - no shipping charges!

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If your on the west side of wi there's a guy in mn that ships to you. Name is auto parts city.
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Checked out the website definitly worth getting some. I am about a 1/2 from Milwaukee but will call the company to see if anyone one carries it.
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Here are some pics of the cad and one of the 55 chevy
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OK,I'm in ....SPI universal clear over Blk chroma base...Before cut & buff..
Lot car...SPI again over RED Nason ful base..no cut & buff....and they say Nason cant be blended..
I started using SPI about seven yrs ago because of the price.since then I've tried most of thier products,they all preform well at a good price but thier clear and epoxy primer stand head and shoulders above the rest at ANY price...Theres only a few companies that have earned this amount of praise but of them SPI is at the top and I havent even gotten into thier service at all ...even if the clear and epoxy was just average the sales and service alone is enough to have me hooked.....
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...even if the clear and epoxy was just average the sales and service alone is enough to have me hooked.....
DITTO from Dallas.

I just finished swapping emails with Barry re compatability of SPI Universal Clear with a water based 100% Acrylic Base Coat (it is - with a little common sense), and it is SUNDAY!!

Try THAT with some of the other guys!!

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