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Old 10-21-2008, 06:19 PM
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What do I do now..... Omni or PPG?????

I bought some Omni base and clear for my 73 Mustang and already did the rear window edge. Now I don't want to use Omni paint on the whole car and would rather use PPG. I asked them where I bought the paint if there would be a color difference if I jammed with Omni and did the rest of the car in PPG, they said yes. I then asked them can I shoot the Omni base and use PPG clear they said yes I could, but I didn't like the way Omni covered. It seemed to me that the Omni base just didn't cover very well, I ended up shooting more base than I thought I would. I really don't want a color mismatch, but I also didn't like the way the Omni clear layed down. Should I just suck it up and re sand the window edge and shoot the whole car in PPG? Or can I get away with using it on my jams and going with PPG on the rest of my car? I still have a 3/4 qt left of the Omni base and 1 1/2 qts of Omni clear. I am doing a color change on this car. It is originally school bus yellow and I am going with 99 Ford Emerald Green.

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I would just as you say "suck it up" and redo with PPG. There is a price to be payed for using Omni compared to PPG as you have discovered.

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One of the main things I have noticed about OMNI is that you must have a uniform color primer coat over the entire vehicle (the whiter the better) or the color will not cover evenly.

All paint is translucent, Omni having less pigment seems even more so.
Boyd, Chip, and Troy paint every vehicle bright white base before the color base. White makes the color "POP".

IF putting green directly over yellow, you can expect a mess with almost any paint.

Cutting corners doesn't work, unless you know what you are doing.
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I would have them mix you up 4oz. or less of the color in PPG and spray it to see how close it is to the jambs. Realize that if there is a slight difference it is going to be hard to see. If it isn't close they can tint it to match, or if anything take down something with the Omni color on it and they can camera it to get something close so you won't be able to tell a difference. If they don't want to then go somewhere else that will, maybe a different brand but they can match it and if you're buying base and clear it won't matter.
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I would just as you say "suck it up" and redo with PPG. There is a price to be payed for using Omni compared to PPG as you have discovered.
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Exactly!
It will be the best extra money and time you have ever spent, long term.
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I am just going to buy PPG paint and forget about using the Omni on my car, make that any of my cars.
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BTW, Omni is a PPG brand
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