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05-30-2006, 01:01 AM
Hi all! :)
I am in the process of getting ready to paint my 78 Firebird.
I bought the De Vilbiss FL3 paintgun with all of the tips from Len and it has performed great.
I have used Kirkers for everything. Epoxy, 2K, now I am ready to continue but not sure if I should use k36 or not?
The car is basically sitting in 2K sanded with 220 grit.
Next step? I would think I could just start wet sanding what I have, however on my Nova I used a PPG K36 and that is what I started wet sanding with 600grit.
The car will be metallic silver.
Any help would be appreciated.
05-30-2006, 09:08 AM
Troy, PPG K36 is any acrylic urethane 2K high build primer. Basically the same product as the Kirker 2K primer. If the kirker 2K primer has worked well for you up to this point then I see no reason to switch to PPG K36.
If you car is currently sanded to 220 grit then you can now switch to 600 wet (or dry), sand out the 220 grit scratches and start shooting your color coat and clear (or single stage color coat).
05-30-2006, 03:24 PM
Phil thanks for the information! :)
05-30-2006, 09:32 PM
I use a lot of Kirker primer..and am very happy with it. But...I am less than thrilled with their topcoats. What are you planning on using for a topcoat?
05-30-2006, 09:41 PM
What kind of problems have you had with their topcoats? I'm thinking of using their single stage urethane for a solid color where I don't have to color match anything.
05-30-2006, 11:31 PM
single stage urethane Platinum Silver Metallic.
Not looking for a show job as I will be selling this car later.
I also like the epoxy and primers. Never used the paint but am going to give it a try. Will be shooting the jams and trunk this weekend
05-31-2006, 08:51 PM
Have a gallon of Platinum Silver (kirker) that I'll be using this summer sometime, let us know how it turns out.
P.S. this is my 'practice' car, also using the mirraclear II clear on the car...
06-01-2006, 05:06 AM
Yet another question about the kirker paint.
I realize it is cheap paint and that is what I was looking to use for this project.
Question is since this is a single stage and a clear coat is not required I was told I could mix some clear into the last couple of coats to get the desired shine.
The paint system came with clear but no instructions as to how much clear to add to the last couple of coats.
Any ideals or suggestions.
06-01-2006, 05:05 PM
I used their base maker and metalic enamel on all my interior moldings and dash. Some of it I had to cut and buff but most of it was fine right out of the gun. It looks great. I'd use it again in a minute. Haven't tried an overall so I don't know how that would work...Try their basemaker and enamel and then cover it with the clear of your choice. You might be surprised.....GlennK
06-01-2006, 06:36 PM
I used kirker miraclear 2 on an overall twice. Not something I would put on a better than average car. This clear has some kind of light haze to it. I never liked it that much other than the price. I guess it is good if you get rid of the car soon. Overall it is a cheap good clear, nothing to write home about. But I would not use it on a car I was going to keep.::)
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