Modern day cars are mostly painted in either a 2K System (paint with a hardener) or a Basecoat Clear Coat System (a colour is applied and then a clear is put on top)
All paints are applied by spray and as such correct safety equipment is a must. This is especially true of all two pack paints where an airfed respirator should be used. If in doubt ring us and we can recommend a professional to do the job for you.
||Single Pack Priming
|Used when there is bare metal - provides a 'key' for the primer or top coat to adhere to.
||Offers a high build and a good sandable surface. There is no shrinkage or sinkback with a 2K primer and this is what we would recommend for your pride and joy.
||Easy to use - no hardeners.
|Spies 4085 - Excellant single pack etch (needs a primer such as 5310 as well)
Epoxy Primer - Offers etch and priming all in one. This is a two pack product. Can be used for wet on wet procedures.
Acid Etch - The best that there is. This is a two pack (4075/4076). Requires a primer such as 5310.
|Spies 5310 - Primer/ Filller - Top quality primer
Good Value primers:
|Spies Primer Filler
|2K colour is mainly used for solid colours (ie not metallic). All 2K paints require a hardener. These products should be applied by a professional as they do contain isocynates.
||Basecoat is used for a metallic or pearl effect. Basecoat does need a clear to be put over it. This can be either a single pack or 2 pack clear.
||Older technology. A very cheap option. Colours are limited, especially silvers and there are no pearls. A good choice for machinery, trailers etc.
|Spies Hecker Hi-Solids
|Quick Dry Enamel
|2K Hi Solids Clear
||2K MS Clear
||Single Pack Clear
|This is a premium clear, with low VOC, giving a real depth to the finished job
||This is a good quality clear with options for a very fast finish
||This is a simple easy to use product. It does not have the same depth that the 2K clears have
|Spies Hecker 8045