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Old 01-11-2013, 01:44 AM
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I order all of my materials from summit...what is the thickest best build primer they have that really fills good?
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Why not order SPI products? Free shipping on every order, no matter if only 1 qt or 5 gallons.
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I order all of my materials from summit...what is the thickest best build primer they have that really fills good?
The REAL answer to your ???

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Old 01-12-2013, 04:23 PM
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Well..sounds like I should atleast check em out.Should I just Google spi?
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Well..sounds like I should atleast check em out.Should I just Google spi?
You will NOT be disappointed I highly recommend their primers, clear and other products and they have the best tech line/customer service you will ever find.
click here ---------> Home for their home page.
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I agree with the SPI products. You will not be disappointed.
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These guys are right on with Southern Polyurethanes Incorporated.
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we're all members of the same cult...SPI products are on my alter too...all other products are made by infidels...
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I'll be the lone dissenter and say I like Summit's epoxy primer better than SPI. Summit's was thicker and filled better and was cheaper. They both spray the same to me. Summit's 2K primer filled fine for my needs, but if you need more then just buy Featherfill or Slicksand.
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I have never used any of the paint products that summit offers so I can't say anything good or bad about te product. However I do know for a fact that if I have a question about an SPI product I can call Barry on his personal cell phone anytime day or night 7 days a week 365 days a year and talk to the man that makes the product he sells. I bet from experience with bigger companies, if you called summit and asked them anything they would transfer you to a rep that would tell you something that someone else told him that someone else told him that they learned in a class somewhere. AND I'd also be willing to bet that there is no one available before 8 or after 6 or on the weekends or holidays. BUT like I said I have never used te products summit offers so I may be way off base. As for the ever coat products I have used them and still do on occasion but I have been trying to get some information from one of their reps for over a month now with no reply. With all that said. If you like summit primer and it has served you well continue to use it. I see a lot of benefits using SPI because of quality, customer service, and reputation. Best of luck to you on your projects. Please bare in mind I am not trying to start an argument just wanted to state my reasons for using SPI.

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I have never used any of the paint products that summit offers so I can't say anything good or bad about te product. However I do know for a fact that if I have a question about an SPI product I can call Barry on his personal cell phone anytime day or night 7 days a week 365 days a year and talk to the man that makes the product he sells. I bet from experience with bigger companies, if you called summit and asked them anything they would transfer you to a rep that would tell you something that someone else told him that someone else told him that they learned in a class somewhere. AND I'd also be willing to bet that there is no one available before 8 or after 6 or on the weekends or holidays. BUT like I said I have never used te products summit offers so I may be way off base. As for the ever coat products I have used them and still do on occasion but I have been trying to get some information from one of their reps for over a month now with no reply. With all that said. If you like summit primer and it has served you well continue to use it. I see a lot of benefits using SPI because of quality, customer service, and reputation. Best of luck to you on your projects. Please bare in mind I am not trying to start an argument just wanted to state my reasons for using SPI.

Kelly
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I'll be the lone dissenter and say I like Summit's epoxy primer better than SPI. Summit's was thicker and filled better and was cheaper. They both spray the same to me. Summit's 2K primer filled fine for my needs, but if you need more then just buy Featherfill or Slicksand.
If you find another product that you like better then of course use it. I would.

I just ordered and used my first SPI epoxy and am a new convert. it sprayed perfectly with a 1.4 tip. It actually had enough build properties that I was able to block it out for a small repair. It sanded well and did not clog the paper as most Epoxies will do. I personally believe it is the best I have ever used and am anxious to try their other products. While Epoxy is not billed as a high build primer to be able to do some moderate building with it is a real plus. Instead of using an Epoxy primer, 2k high build primer, and sealer it allowed everything to be done in one step...... Prime with epoxy, block and paint. Ain't life grand?

Just as a matter of record, I have been using PPG DP40LF up to this point.

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Just curious, those here that use Summit Epoxy primer, how soon is it sandable? How long can it remained submerged in brake fluid? Will lacquer thinner clean up your gun if you are like me and forget to get things clean soon after use ( like 48 hrs later) ?
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I dont know about Summit but When I left the SPI epoxy in my gun I had a very hard time cleaning it ,just getting apart was a big deal...I had about 3/4" of primer in the cup and after soaking in thinner a few hrs it finally came out in one piece ,,,looked like a hocky puck. I saved it for a while to show people.
For those of us "seasond" bodymen that dont all the extra fill of a 2k ,this really is the perect primer...
SPI black epoxy primer also makes for a great Hotrod black since they started adding UV protection in it....It comes in black,white and gray...
Unfortunately for Summit and all other E primer manufacturers even if they somehow manage to make a "better"primer (highly doubtful) I'll never know,I've found MY primer and I'll stick with it till I'm gone or the company is gone...
Anyways doesnt Summit sell car parts ???? who's making this primer??? wouldnt you want to buy direct and deal with the company that actually makes the product...
I could be wrong but I dont know a single pro that uses Summit paint products ,they target DIY's on a tight budget and they're good at it....
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Anyways doesnt Summit sell car parts ???? who's making this primer??? wouldnt you want to buy direct and deal with the company that actually makes the product...
Kirker, I believe makes the primer and paint for Summit. And you can't buy direct from Kirker anyway, but I can contact them directly with questions.

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,they target DIY's on a tight budget
That would be me.
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