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Old 03-26-2005, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by 302/Z28
The guy has given a lot of our club members some very good tips on the PPG line. I trust what he told us about Omni. The only Omni product I have used so far is the polyester primer MX 241, with zero problems. I would also never use a lacquer primer under any polyurethane top coat, can't understand why it was recommended either. I plan on sticking with the PPG DBC and PPG clear on my project though.

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Good choice Vince!
I have one problem, Here is a guy that walked in your club and point blank lied to sell product. It was not a mistake or lack of training, just a bold face lie.
If he had said something like 2021 is skydrol approved or anything like that, hey its either a mistake he did not really know or his sales-manger told him and he did not know. No big deal.

Now anyone that has opened a can of both products and smokes less than 10 packs a day can smell the difference. Did he not go to PPG training school?

Did he walk in your club and say the crap these guys are doing Omni is good enough. An honest rep will give same procedure for a $500 job or a $20,000, as its not for him to judge value! Value is all relative, as you buy what you can afford so the $5,000 dollar car to one person has the same value as a $200,000 car has to another. A major builder called me last night and is building a pebble beach car that will be worth 2-3 million dollars when done and wanted to know if he should do anything different on the metal treatment than I recommend as he has never used these products before. The answer NO. The story does not change with value.

I at this point would want to know what other bad info he has given me if it were my projects.

Is there a difference?? All I will say is the advice you just gave to the spray can paint on door, is if that is Omni on it, that lacquer thinner will crack the clear like shattered glass on contact. PPG clear would be ok and I know thats what you were basing your advice on.

Next time he comes in you should hand him this and let him explain to your club, why and how!

People like him is what hurts this industry.

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Ha Vince Iím with BarryK on this one. Omni's BC/CC smells totally different then PPG's DBC when shot , Not even close.

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Old 04-18-2005, 08:17 PM
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I've used the omni series before, and was very disappointed....

The sealer primer lays down with more orange peel then the clear

The bases take double the coats (some up to 10) to cover

The clear has a very strong odor (your not going to fool the neighbors)

The only product from omni that I liked (and use allot) is the sv primer serfacer.......the stuff is great all around ...Unbeatable price, high build, easy to sand, and no shrinking.

For a good low end line, I only use Dupont Nason.
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The only product from omni that I liked (and use allot) is the sv primer serfacer.......the stuff is great all around ...Unbeatable price, high build, easy to sand, and no shrinking.


I agree, That SV primer is some strange stuff, I've used a few gallons of it since it was introduced. Very high build for a urethane, easy sanding, and I never seen any evidence of shrinkage problems. Just don't leave it in the gun to long, seems to gel quickly.
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