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#16 Magneto

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:35 PM

What about using one of the newer water based paints? No fumes from them, right?



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:54 PM

Unfortunately you still have to use 2k or 1k clearcoat,
I have used upol smartclear for a few small jobs and is pretty good but it gives off far more voc and smell than 2k paint.

I have used 2k direct gloss and find it very good and if done in sections the smell isn’t to bad, I now also use disposable cups so clean up is quick and simple,

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:23 PM

Unfortunately you still have to use 2k or 1k clearcoat,
I have used upol smartclear for a few small jobs and is pretty good but it gives off far more voc and smell than 2k paint.

I have used 2k direct gloss and find it very good and if done in sections the smell isn’t to bad, I now also use disposable cups so clean up is quick and simple,

Got more info about the smartclear?
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:54 PM

I have this link to the actual paint I have used, it’s easy to apply and polish, not as good as 2k though, but far better than the non iso 2k converter by Valspar, I have tried that and it was next to useless, was main reason I invested in an airfed mask.


https://www.bitec.co...fu-1l-upol.html

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:13 PM

What are the disadvantages of using smart clear over a 2k clear?

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:45 PM

I just found the fumes when flashing off very strong, also need a few more coats and would think it wouldn’t be as hard wearing, but a good alternative




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