Can Urethane Clear be mixed with Urethane Base Coat or Single Stage Paint?

Tags: Clearcoat · Enamel · Urethane of the first questions you have when mixing paint for application is whether it is compatible with other paints for modifying colors or other reasons.

For the most part products of the same paint type are mixable however you should always do testing before you rely on a paint for yourself or your customer and because it is so easy to shoot an email to a manufacturer you should probably contact them before you become a mad scientist.

In this case we are considering mixing a urethane base or single stage paint with a Urethane Clear.

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How to Diagnose and Cure Early Clear Coat Failure

Tags: Clearcoat · Paint Defects Clear Coat Failure is a common problem that is often seen on new vehicles of specific make and model or repainted vehicles where there was a problem during the painting process.

Early failure of clear coat should be differentiated from standard UV and Wind damage that all cars can suffer from because it happens either immediately or very soon into the vehicle’s lifespan.

A normal good paint job performed in factory settings should last the average customer around 10 years maybe more without adhesion loss or break down of the clear coat finish.

For Repainted Vehicles the …

How to diagnose and prevent Dry Spray Paint problems

Tags: Clearcoat · Enamel · Paint Defects · Urethane Spray is a problem that occurs during painting and it can be a result of improper chemical mixing or technique while spraying.

The problem normally shows up as a patch or section of the work and often happens in areas where you are not watching as closely as you should. Lower rocker panels, bottoms of bumpers are areas you may see this problem but it can also occur anywhere throughout your job.

The problem is most noticeable in single stage applications where a followup clear is not used.

The surface will look granular and no gloss will …

How To Eliminate Orange Peel in Your Paint

Tags: Clearcoat · Paint Defects painter is going to have the problem of Orange Peel in their paint and there are many factors that can contribute to this condition.

Although most of the time Orange Peel can be cured after the fact is you risk damaging the paint, removing millage of clear that should be protecting the car for years or even having color changes due to clear thickness.

The best solution is to reduce the amount of orange peel in your paint while painting and save your time to go get some pizza.

Some paints have a metallic formulated to have …

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