can someone list off the good paint brands and good clearcoat brands?
Posted 14 November 2001 - 03:22 PM
also, on a similar topic, any certain technical questions i should ask the shop when i ask them for an estimate on painting the hood? so i will know if they do the right steps and stuff.
thanks in advnace!
Posted 14 November 2001 - 03:35 PM
Posted 14 November 2001 - 05:13 PM
Toyota has since done the same.
These companies materials had to meet servere test criteria.
All the mentioned early meet the specs, the BASF refinish line is Grazurite.
Now, some painters or bodyshop have predjudices towards one paint line or another.
Just like here on products, however all the major met the test, are approved for long term endurance, etc.
Keep in mind the base (color coat) is not a real issue, but rather the clearcoat. It must be applied according to the manufacturers directions. If a painter brags about how he has figured out a better way than the company who makes the material says,--
RUN FAST, CLEAR AWAY FROM HIM!! HE IS A HACK!!!!
Posted 14 November 2001 - 05:23 PM
I was reading in one of your posts commenting on paints on German cars (from May 2001) where you were explaining a new clearcoat method (etch resistance + mar/scratch resistance) which the paint manufacturers are working on for the future. And you added that you can't share any info, because this being a secret issue.
Any news on this ?
Posted 14 November 2001 - 05:29 PM
As far as the European builds, several are in negotiation to obtain it, but since it is manufacturered by an American paint supplier, they are reluctant to make the change at this time.
Same with the Japanese vehicles that are built there, although three of the imports with plants here, are supposed to make the change in late 2002.
Posted 15 November 2001 - 09:02 PM
any input is appreciated:up
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