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Old 11-10-2011, 07:51 AM
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What clear to use?

Going to do a 96 impala ss, best clear I've used is sherwin Williams ultra 7000. Should I use this or spi, dupont, ppg concept, etc. I like a thick clear that I can wetsand for days. Gun pref is sata jet 2000 rp for clear, and aturo wb for basecoat.

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I prefer the SPI Universal clear (It makes me appear to know what I'm doing)but use what has given you the best results.
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Ok I'm hearing things bout that clear. But is it better than leading brands?What makes it so nice? Curing, buffing?
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As far as I'm concerned it's the best clear you can get. As good as any name brand with a better price and service after the sale.Color sands and buffs great, Has a great shine,and hard to run and take it from a pro at that.I like to put it down wet.
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The SPI clear sprays way easier than any Dupont product I've used and unless you're looking for that trophy paint job, doesn't require color sanding. I've managed to screw it up once and that was when I used a high temp activator on a 60 degree day, it did run. The activators for SPI are spot on to the temperature they're rated for. It ain't like Chromasystem where you use a higher temp activator than what the current temperature is to get a nice peel free finish.
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Ok I'm hearing things bout that clear. But is it better than leading brands?What makes it so nice? Curing, buffing?
All of above and it is more chip resistant than some others as well..even makes me look like I know what I am doing..

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I paint only 1 or 2 cars a year and have used SPI for the last few years. I agree with all the above comments. It sprays well and I always have to buff because of painting in an open bay, but if you use it I bet you will love it!
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SH 7000 is deffinetly good clear but I think Glasurat is probably the best when it comes to the buffing..SPI sprays and buffs as good as Glasurat ,as a matter of fact if you put SPI in a Glasurat can I'll bet a painter that uses Glasurat every day wont notice the difference ....so why would anyone choose SPI ??? The price ,at a 1:1 reduction it costs about 110.00 a gallon..
I've been painting cars for over 35 yrs and SPI is the only clear I've used for the last 5yrs,since I discoverd it...
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What do you paint in? Booth, open space, diy booth? What do you start wetsanding your clear with to perfect and de-flaw?
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There's a local small shop that I tried to get them to try spi clear finally he tried it and now it's the best thing he's ever used. All it took was to get him to try it. No easy task. He's started a side line paint store with a local jobber selling it.
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Which spi clear to use for an overall 75 degree shop.
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I've only used the universil clear and use a slower or faster hardner according to the temp.
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If the shop is 75, use the SPI activator that covers that raing. It isn't like the others I've used where you use a higher temp activator to get it to lay out right. SPI has it spot on for excellent results.
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Can someone post up pics of finished work using spi clear.
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SPI clear all the way. Just sprayed the wifes mustang black with SPI universal clear. Like a mirror. Wet sanding is easy, not like the PPG clears i have used in the past, you need a damn beltsander to sand that stuff!
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