May 30th, 00, 09:08 AM
I have painted a few cars using this PPG 3 part clear and it has been nothing but headaches. I know it is durable and better that lacquer clear, but it is like fly paper for a half an hour. Stuff clings to it like glue. Also, I had paint bubble underneath it once...ARG. I am finally painting my car and I used the old PPG 2 part clear for the valances and other removable parts. It drys fast and shines like great. Trouble is, I don't have enough to do the body and they don't sell it around here any more(chicago). The numbers are PPG DZ1100 for the clear and DZ1260 for the hardener. Can I get it anywhere else or does someone have any suggestions? Thanks alot Jake
May 30th, 00, 11:59 AM
Is the 3-part clear the low VOC stuff?
May 31st, 00, 08:58 AM
Low VOC? Not sure what you mean. If it has anything to do with pressure, I was told to spray at a low pressure about 8lbs. I did and it came out gritty. Wet sanded half the stuff off and cleared it again at a high pressure and super wet. It was like glass then but the whole paint job took me a week and almost a whole gallon of clear. With hardener and reducer thats 250.
May 31st, 00, 11:54 AM
VOC = Volitile Organic Chemicals....or Solvents! =) Anyhow...lower VOC is the next gen of clears....EPA regulations...
Are you sure you added enought hardener/catalyst?
Jun 1st, 00, 03:00 AM
If its taking you 1/2 hr. to get tacky, get some faster evaporating reducer. 8lbs, you better have a hvlp gun, or crank up the air to the 35 to 40 lbs. area, that will get rid of the texture. Low VOC, volitile organic chemicals, its the solvents in refinish materials that allow it to be sprayed.
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