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    Default The WetWet clear coat

    Anybody familiar with or have used this product? As I was searching youtube, I came across "Allcustomdesign" and they talk about the Wetwet clear. Any thoughts?

    http://shop.allkandy.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFAvHA5flHo


    Thanks...Al
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    ive been looking at this clear for my project as well cuz they say its lays good and dosent need buffling with only two coats....but no experience here tho

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    I find it almost humorous that they can make those claims without knowing the experience of the painter, the type of equipment being used to spray their products or the environment it's being used in. And the price is very high. I'd recommend that you stick with name brand products that have extensive user recommendations.

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    Default CAUTION...

    Quote Originally Posted by Methodical View Post
    Anybody familiar with or have used this product? As I was searching youtube, I came across "Allcustomdesign" and they talk about the Wetwet clear. Any thoughts?

    http://shop.allkandy.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFAvHA5flHo


    Thanks...Al
    WELCOME ABOARD: They lied to you!

    I read the link and watched the video you posted. I'll warn you NOT to get taken in by the claims made on either. Just talking about painting with base coat / clear coat urethane or painting with anything, always understand there are MANY variables that come into play that you can and cannot control. Let's have a look at what they CLAIM:


    They claim NO SHRINKAGE = That's undetermined

    NO DYE BACK = Depending on how soon you sanded and buffed along with application more determines that

    NO BUFFING = BUT looking at the video @ 9:50 minutes, the painter has fallen dust and trash in the paint AND SAYS he'll "have to sand all that out" and further says, that's OK since he is used to sanding and buffing.

    The other key element of deception (from the video) is the fact that this painter applied what's called a "FLOW COAT" of clear. This means the car was already painted and CLEAR COATED to which he says, he sanded with 600 grit paper, making it nice and smooth for three more coats of CLEAR and in those following coats he got crap that landed in the clear that had to be sanded out. Keep in mind, IF you sand the paint, you have to buff it to get a shine.

    DISCLAIMER: "Be it known, I am the same as you, a member on this site and forum. What I have said is based on facts 'as I see them in the links you posted' and my comments in no way represent claims made by this site nor its Administrator."

    Have I gotten paint jobs that did not need to be sanded and buffed? Yes, many, however, for a deep look on a more show car job, you do need to sand and buff.

    One good word: I have used AUTOBAHN base coat. I bought a gallon from my paint guy of Ford Torreador Red with some integrated pearl at $200 /gallon. The paint covered in surprisingly 2 coats over primer as well as the same color. I put down 3 coats, cleared it and the look is fantastic. This was a factory pack gallon of that color. Your results may vary.

    Anyway, the gun you use, the compressor feeding the gun, what size of an item (whole vehicle or panel) you are painting, where you are painting, dust, ventilation, TEMPERATURE of the metal, to name a few variable all play a big part in your end result.

    What are you working on?

    Henry

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    Default Look...

    Quote Originally Posted by bigscaht View Post
    ive been looking at this clear for my project as well cuz they say its lays good and dosent need buffling with only two coats....but no experience here tho
    Please look at my post #4 above for comments on this product.

    WELCOME ABOARD to you as the new member.

    Henry

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    Default The WetWet clear coat

    Quote Originally Posted by Methodical View Post
    Anybody familiar with or have used this product? As I was searching youtube, I came across "Allcustomdesign" and they talk about the Wetwet clear. Any thoughts?

    http://shop.allkandy.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFAvHA5flHo


    Thanks...Al
    To me this is nothing more than a flow coat being applied, wet sand clear followed by re-clearing. I'll stick with my name brand, proven products.

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    this is not "alchemistry" from 16th century, this is orgqnic chemistry, 21 st century....

    ppg, basfz axalta, valspar, sikkens invest billions in reserach and development....


    all clearcoat shrinks, all clear is applied wet, good ones buff eqsy and to a better shine...

    i get offered weekly to try new, " the best", clearcoats and materials...

    i stick to Valspar, Debeer and PPG now...at least if i fail, i know whole army of lab geniuses fail with me

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    Quote Originally Posted by baubau View Post
    this is not "alchemistry" from 16th century, this is orgqnic chemistry, 21 st century....

    ppg, basfz axalta, valspar, sikkens invest billions in reserach and development....


    all clearcoat shrinks, all clear is applied wet, good ones buff eqsy and to a better shine...

    i get offered weekly to try new, " the best", clearcoats and materials...

    i stick to Valspar, Debeer and PPG now...at least if i fail, i know whole army of lab geniuses fail with me
    Meant to ask you in the past what, if any, your thoughts on clear from U-POL; their best clear. When I started with them they only had 3 clears and my jobber only stocked the best one in a 5 liter container mixed 2:1. I found it outstanding. Claims to have better anti-sag technology. One day I tried to make a sag in an old panel. I got away with a lot of spraying before I could get it TO sag. The application and finish was top shelf. Now, I see they offer several other types. Have you used it and if so, which one and thoughts? Thanks.

    Henry

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    http://www.u-pol.com/us/en/product/s...rcoat-21-voc-2

    i have used these upol clears....

    egc 18 and abx cleaecoat are just relabelled upol ckear coat from above link, upol 28 42....

    it is 2 :1 , 7.5 liter sorayable, MS clearcoat, i pay $110 canadian for that, cheap....

    i have used it for my cheaper jobs, bumpers, etc...
    i have seen work done with this clear after 2 years and it is still great....

    it is sort of thin clear coat, upol clears have this specific smell, odour, unlike other clear coats....like beaver piss

    it sprays good, thin coverage, retains shine, buffs easy, it is great value for money..

    if i spray it in sort of 2 1/2 coata, i get oustanding kittle orange peel finish...


    other blue can is 4:1 , $80 ucks, cheap , smelly, u gotta know how to spray this one or u struggle....

    i have not triec upol top of the line cleara, but i would buy it, ...

    upol makes grear qualitu stuff.m.tho

    their primer and bodyfillers are unbelivable..
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    Default Thanks baubau...

    Appreciate hearing what you had to say on U-POL. The clear I used was anything but thin. I actually thought is was more on the thick side.

    I do like things I've tried offered by U-POL one being their short stranded Fiber-all filler.

    Henry

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    Henry, no problem...

    I use Upol shoet strand fiberglass, it is good...

    I do think they have some of the best body fillers on the market....fast curing, easy sanding, less shrinkage than othwr brands , sand s easy and cheaper to buy...

    If you live in USA , you can get any great product for cheap and shipping is mostly free...just little research...

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