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  • September 19, 2012 09:39 PM - 2820 Views
    blade58 1st time using the SPI Epoxy Primer ,sprays really nice and lays down nice after it dries it has a real nice sheen and you can see the imperfections in the metal, i like it!
     

     
     
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  • Crazyhorse Rod Shop Rides Info Website - bluff dale, Texas
    September 20, 2012 09:22 AM
    Crazyhorse Rod Shop

    the one nice thing is you need no guide coat with it.  i have used it for quite a while now and in my opinion is is far superior to any other epoxy out there. dplf is junk and dupoint is worse. they are just barely a sealer.  impossible to sand. when i found the spi i was finally able to go epoxy only. i don't really like polyester and absolutely hate urethane primer. i shoot it with a 2.2 tip, i also let it induce overnight .  keep in mind it has a 72 hour pot life covered and can be added to a new mix the next day.

     
  • da34guy Rides Info - marlow, Oklahoma
    September 20, 2012 02:49 PM
    da34guy

    You'll never use anything else after ya use SPI products,

    that's 4 sure

     
  • blade58 Rides Info - apopka, Florida
    September 21, 2012 07:08 AM
    blade58

    The Pot Life is another bonus, I used AKZO Nobel  15 years ago, if you did not use up the primer in the gun with in a hour it was one big mess cleaning the gun my primer  gun has a 2.2  SATA

     
  • Italianguy63 Rides Info - bartow, Florida
    September 21, 2012 08:55 AM
    Italianguy63

    I agree.  I'm sold with it too.  Easy, easy, easy... MC

     
  • Jake's 34 Rides Info - edmond, Oklahoma
    September 21, 2012 04:28 PM
    Jake's 34

    Blade, use Sata too had good luck with them. AKZO ( Sikkens) is the only paint I refuse to use. That may be good paint in terms of durability and such but it is so tempermental it simply is not worth the hassel of it when there is other good products available. Not surprised of that short pot life seemed to me all their products were not user-friendly. Every Rep. I ever met for that company was an arrogant a-- in a three piece suit. Never understood why they would come into a paint area in a suit, painters don't like that to start with. Only met a few of their Reps but  they all had that attitude so when I did see one in a paint area I made sure I went the other way. Looking forward to using SPI one of these days. 

     
  • tazhog54 Rides Ads Info - wingate, North Carolina
    September 21, 2012 09:29 PM
    tazhog54

    Yup. we got a another winner using SPI !!!!!

     
  • Crazyhorse Rod Shop Rides Info Website - bluff dale, Texas
    September 22, 2012 08:26 AM
    Crazyhorse Rod Shop

    i get flamed often over spi   . usually by some wannabe that reads too much .   i get the " dont mix products ! " or " my jobber never heard of it ! " .  i also take heat for the  " epoxy only " way i do things . they praise slick sand or some other high build primer and tell me i cant sand epoxy and it wont build . but in all the yeatrs i have used spi i have yet to have a painter come back on me about it . every one that i have sent to spi pretty much loves it  . had i not found spi i would have retired from painting rather than suffer the problems of production paint on restorations . 

    and for the record.................  " LACQUER THINNER IS NOT A CLEANING SOLVENT FOR SURFACE PREP !  ". 

     
  • Barrelvalve Info - newbury, Massachusetts
    September 23, 2012 07:20 AM

    I became a fan of SPI poducts about 4 years ago. Good stuff.

    I painted my own personal bike with it three years ago. I  took the picture of the tank last month   just because I was impressed with how well the shine has held up with maybe two coats of wax in three years.  BTW: it is no garage queen, has seen it's share of sun, rain and mud.

    I was concerned about getting stone chips on the chin spoiler but the Universal clear appears to stay flexible enough that to this day there are none.

     
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  • Barrelvalve Info - newbury, Massachusetts
    September 23, 2012 07:21 AM

    Chin spoiler

     
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  • koolstuff0099 Rides Info - newburyport, Massachusetts
    September 24, 2012 08:41 AM
    koolstuff0099

    Barrelvalve, you quiet devil you. I never paid attention to the home town printed next to "info".  I had mentioned SPI to others as Shine says above, everyone says they never heard of it. To the others reading this...Barrelvalves bike is Kool....and ridden a lot. Looks like it was painted yesterday.

     
  • blade58 Rides Info - apopka, Florida
    September 24, 2012 09:14 AM
    blade58

    Jake's 34 thats why I quit using , i got started with it when a freind of  who worked a Ambulance  Manufacturing co.  had gallons of paint that they gave there employees  because they need to expose of it by paying a EPA disposal company or let eployees have it for their use. since it was single stage a got a gallon of Yellow and Red , I needed reducer and hardener  so at the time cost was not to bad, then it snowballed to buying there primers base coats and clears,at first ther reducers and hardeners where used for everything then they changed there formulas now each product had seperate reducers and hardeners, and it cost more along with the headaches that you run into some reaction with Base when you applied the clear? I have used Dupnt,PPG and RM and not had near the problems, Now i found this SPI and like there Primer, next is the clear

     
  • Crazyhorse Rod Shop Rides Info Website - bluff dale, Texas
    September 24, 2012 09:41 AM
    Crazyhorse Rod Shop

    barry does sell some colors now. we've begged and whinned for a few years so he brought back a few. he has a hotrod flat also.

     
  • Barrelvalve Info - newbury, Massachusetts
    September 24, 2012 05:38 PM

    Bernie, It was actually you that turned me on to SPI.

    One of these days the Plymouth will see some of it. LOL

    Thanks, Tom

     
  • blade58 Rides Info - apopka, Florida
    September 25, 2012 08:28 AM
    blade58

    So what  other colors has Barry brought Back?

     
  • coupe32 Rides Info - nuremberg, Pennsylvannia
    September 25, 2012 08:52 AM
    coupe32

    Question ; Which primer product from SPI should I apply over the 68 Vette as I,m just about ready for the 1st stage of this build?

     
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  • Crazyhorse Rod Shop Rides Info Website - bluff dale, Texas
    September 25, 2012 10:18 AM
    Crazyhorse Rod Shop

    i use spi epoxy only. are you going to shoot over the old lacquer paint ??????

     
  • da34guy Rides Info - marlow, Oklahoma
    September 25, 2012 10:23 AM
    da34guy

    Joe, Use epoxy, that's all you'll need.

    Did this 1 a few onths ago.

    Stripped with razor (4 paint jobs)

    Ruffed it up with 80

    3 coats of epoxy, blocked with 150

    2 more coats epoxy

    Set up to 500 and blasted it with PPG base(3 coats) and SPI Universial clear (3 coats)

    Shipped it without even buffin it.

     
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  • Crazyhorse Rod Shop Rides Info Website - bluff dale, Texas
    September 25, 2012 10:55 AM
    Crazyhorse Rod Shop

    blade , he is making black , red and maybe a few others. not really sure.

     
  • coupe32 Rides Info - nuremberg, Pennsylvannia
    September 25, 2012 11:11 AM
    coupe32

    Shine there is no more Laquer on this car I stripped this car a fews yrs back till it got rearended. God I dont ever wanna do that shit again. So its safe to say I can call and order there expoxy product for the car. Thanks Don for the info hopefully I have it done over the winter months.

     
  • coupe32 Rides Info - nuremberg, Pennsylvannia
    September 25, 2012 01:06 PM
    coupe32

    Just got off phone with SPI, First off want to thank you guys about the INFO. The gentleman I spoke with was so nice in placing my order, and spoke a little about the corvette and there Clear coat  product,  thanks again Joe

     
  • Crazyhorse Rod Shop Rides Info Website - bluff dale, Texas
    September 25, 2012 01:17 PM
    Crazyhorse Rod Shop

    barry is a really nice guy. he is a corvette freak like me and will always help even if your using something else .

     
  • coupe32 Rides Info - nuremberg, Pennsylvannia
    October 03, 2012 02:05 PM
    coupe32

    Sprayed the epoxy primer on the 68 vette today. tomorrow I will go over some inperfections and re-shoot with some more of that SPI epoxy. Sprayed really well. There is one thing about this forum you never get bad info.

     
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