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:thumbup:.Well..sounds like I should atleast check em out.Should I just Google spi?
Well said :thumbup: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.
If you find another product that you like better then of course use it. I would.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.
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.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...
That would be me.,they target DIY's on a tight budget
Just be advised, John, that there is a minimum build thickness required for the epoxy to do what it does best, or it WILL rust back through.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.
It depends what you are doing Josh. Look at my "last picture". My door had chipped paint and I needed to build and feather the corner of the cowl. I normally would have used a 2k primer there but for an area that size I just put an extra couple of coats of SPI epoxy over about an 5 hour period, gave it 4 days and blocked it out. One step and it is ready to paint. Cost is not an issue since I only used 150 ML of sprayable product. I do not think I would have done that with DPLF. For one thing, it does not have the build qualities and second it is pretty gummy to block sand until it sits a long time. JMHOFrom an amateur's point of view, suggesting to use epoxy as a building primer to a novice isn't an advantage or a selling point, it's just going to cost them more money to use a lot of a product to fill and build that is more expensive than the product designed to do so (their 2k) that builds and sands a lot better. I can make my statement accurately because absolutely represent that group.