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Old 04-16-2019, 05:11 PM   #1
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Big ? Clears

What is good clear for base cost there a lot of clear
Out there where I've read up on spi seams to ok then you have
Ppg then its goes on an on .I dont have 100,000 dollar truck something thats well last an look good
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:52 PM   #2
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Re: Big ? Clears

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Old 04-18-2019, 09:27 PM   #3
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Re: Big ? Clears

5 Star Euro Clear! (5180 Xtreme)
It's super easy to spray, very high gloss and is high solids 2:1 mix ratio.
Easy to buff, great depth of image. Can't say enough about it!

If you go with a popular paint branded clear, you will pay TOP dollar for the top shelf clear or they will sell you their econo line clear... Don't buy it! They aren't any good compared to generic clear! The reason is the technology in clear is easy and cheap so alternative brands want the business and can make a high quality clear and undercut the main brands price and beat the quality of their 2nd tier cheap clears.
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:19 PM   #4
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What kind of spi clear
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Old 04-22-2019, 11:48 PM   #5
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What kind of spi clear
Universal clear for restorations/show. Euro for daily driver. Read up on the SPI forum, there is a lot of info.
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Old 04-28-2019, 03:24 PM   #6
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Still looking at clears
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:53 AM   #7
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Still looking at clears
Why? The above recommendations are some of the best you can get.
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Re: Big ? Clears

PPG ceramiclear clearcote is a great scratch resistant clear they also have complete line of clears PPG will cost you more money but stay away from their shop lines ‘ omni ‘ I think that’s how you spell it
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:05 PM   #9
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I use PPG DCU2021 awesome clear, and excellent shine. I have used the OMNI, but i had an issue with it not holding up on a fender. Maybe i applied it wrong, but it did not last/hold up very well. I did the other fender with the same Omni base, and DCU2021, and it held up very well.
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:09 AM   #10
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Re: Big ? Clears

You can get away with the less expensive base coat if you use a quality clear Omni is Junk paint It is what bodyshop use it has no UV protection they just want it out the door you get what you pay for shopline is another one to stay away from
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Old 05-01-2019, 01:26 PM   #11
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You can get away with the less expensive base coat if you use a quality clear Omni is Junk paint It is what bodyshop use it has no UV protection they just want it out the door you get what you pay for shopline is another one to stay away from
I now stick to dbc because i get it at a better price than omni or shopline
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:46 AM   #12
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Re: Big ? Clears

check out spi forums. you wont get a better clear at a better price. I have used their universal clear , it stays soft so you can buff it eaisily months later. however their euro 2020 is very user friendly and less expensive. they also have a SUPURB epoxy primer at a very affordable price.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:37 PM   #13
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Looks like it's going to be spi clear
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:40 PM   #14
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Looks like it's going to be spi clear
Good choice
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