PPG DBC & DC4000 clear ...opinions ?

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by rex362, May 31, 2015.

  1. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

  2. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

    ^ nah nothing on that Sicilian ....maybe swimming with the fishes :)

    this one looks good Garnet red ...looks like single stage /looks deep deep

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  3. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

    my first choice was High Octane Red Pearl in bc/cc but now I would have to go to some dodge dealer that has one so I can see it up front
    bcs its hard to judge from pics online ......the more pics I see of it the more champagnie like it looks to me

    .......the 2nd pic is what I'm kinda looking for (maybe bcs its in the shade )..................but now open to options

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  4. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

    well I spent 2 hours plus looking at reds at my local paint guys .....and their not the most helpful at that
    the more I saw the more what the heck ....hahahhhahaah

    I have narrowed my choices to these 3 :

    1) GM redfire metallic


    2) Dodge Inferno Red Pearl


    3) 2000 corvette magnetic red metallic

  5. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

    When spraying epoxy reduced to a sealer is a 1.3 tip fine for it ??
  6. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I use a 1.3 for everything except Primer, just adjust speed , fluid and air psi to accommodate what ever product I'm using
  7. StratoBlue72

    StratoBlue72 Well-Known Member

    My experience has been kind of hit and miss for paint adhesion to epoxy used as a sealer. I think if it was fully cured then scuffed with scotch brite, that may not be bad. We went to catalyzed urethane sealer instead.
    When using most of the newer non chromated epoxy primers on bare metal, it's best to use a metal treatment for maximum adhesion. I think Glasurit is one of the only brands still selling chromated epoxy. PPG, DuPont, R-M, etc. discontinued them several years ago.
  8. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

  9. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

    also picked up all supplies ,went with the dbc high octane red

    asking them for advice on what PPG clear to use and after a long discussions of my project and needs with the guys at my local PPG they recommenced a HS clear brand I never heard of
    maybe you guys might know or heard of it :Dou: ...they counter guy told me its equal or better than the older PPG 2055 ,so I went with their advice

    Automotive Art HS 50 Top Clear 82-50 is perfect for painters requiring a high performance, European Clear with over 50% solid content.

    2:1 Euro clear
    Very high gloss
    Super transparent
    Never yellows
    Super hard finish
    Easy to polish
    Extremely good adhesion
    Simple mixing ratio
    Multiple speeds of hardener
  10. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

    Cant find much info on this "Automotive Art " clear but after emailing the head of USA distribution in Florida he writes back :

    And also after talking to the PPG local paint store again he simply tells me no worries its great quality and says if I dont feel comfortable with it to bring it back
    and pick out a PPG clear and he can make more $ ......so seems I will be the test pilot/guinea pig for it :Dou::grin:
  11. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

    Just to report on that Automotive Art HS Clear ....It looks good ,especially the flat panels hood ,trunk etc with only 2 coats,smooth as ice .
    The side panels ok but I blame myslef bcs my passes were to fast... but will be flow coating the side panels in a few days

    since its my first bc/cc I have no other brand of clear to judge against/with but the ppg guys recommendation was worthy
    time will tell me about its longevity


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