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Old 10-30-2018, 08:13 PM
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I have been using PPG's Shop Line 2K urethane. I have been paying around $265 a gallon + the price of the catalyst. I see that Summit,Woodward and others are selling it for around $120, Is the PPG that much better am I getting screwed? Anyone have any experience with the other paints.

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I have been using PPG's Shop Line 2K urethane. I have been paying around $265 a gallon + the price of the catalyst. I see that Summit,Woodward and others are selling it for around $120, Is the PPG that much better am I getting screwed? Anyone have any experience with the other paints.

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I also have washed my hands of PPG. I and many others on here are using Southern Polyurethanes Inc for primers and clears. Really good material at an affordable price.

The last two times I bought base coat I used Wanda brand. I have been very pleased with it also. Excellent coverage at a great price point. Both were metalics and I had good coverage with two coats and just sprayed a third coat for peace of mind.

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Thanks for the info, I'll see if anyone in my area sells it.
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I have been using "off-brand" clears for over 20 years, I have never
seen where there is much of a difference.
I have it on cars of neighbors and family so I see them
for a long time to know it holds up fine.
I currently use Montana brand at under $100.00 a gallon with activator.
I don't know why I would pay more for a different brand, it works and
lasts great.
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Thanks, I ended up purchasing some DuPont with a different name now. I did a test panel and it cam out well.

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Thanks, I ended up purchasing some DuPont with a different name now. I did a test panel and it cam out well.

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I assume you are referring to Nason. I think you will find coverage is poor. By the time you put 6-7 coats of paint on your project to get good coverage, you will not have saved money....Just bought more paint.

Hopefully you do not run into this. For me it was just not a good solution. I wish you well.

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The Nason 2k primer is not a bad product at it's price point. Much better then the rebadged Summit/Kirker product. I have been using Nason products a really long time.

It's true that the lower tier products usually contains less pigment per gallon whether shopline or Nason. Some of the high end stuff is pretty transparent as well. A tinted sealer or a like colored solid color ground coat really saves on buying more high dollar pearlescents or having to do umpteen coats of a color that just won't cover.
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I sprayed my running board and it covered as good as the PPG. I think it will be alright. Painted over PPG shop line 2K high build primer.
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