A friend of my came by the shop for me to look at his little Kia sportage he wants to sell (its red too), he also mentioned Home depo, I guess the lure of super cheap paint is hard to resist . I called around for prices on catalyzed, single stage urethane. Nason/ Azalta 230.00 two qts ,Cromax 320 for two qts, Omini 130.00 two qts. that includes activator but still, the cheap paints are not so cheap, the last time I got a gallon of Nason ful-thane it was black and around 100.00 a GALLON that's 25.00 a qt. this crap is getting way out of hand. I bought SPI's red for 350.00 a gallon a few years ago I wonder how much that is now, knowing them it hasn't gone up that much. I don't like Omini much but it looks like my only choice if I cant talk my friend into spending a little more on SPI, I don't blame anyone for wanting to save money, lots of money but I cant waste my time money with some cheap crap when I can go to the econo paint shop and get them to do it for 230.00 for the whole job and I never touch it. I just cant have my work falling apart or turning pink in a year it wont save me money in the long run but DAM I hate the way these paint companies are raping us.
I guess that says something about SPI, they give you a high solid urethane top shelf paint cheaper than you can get cheap crap that's not even true urethane. No I don't blame you guys for trying to save some money but I've learned it almost always costs you more in the end.
So That's it. I think I just talked myself into following my own advise and telling my friend to go with SPI or take it to econo paint.