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Clear coat recommendations


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Feb 21, 2018
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La Grange Ky
I am finally getting stuff together to paint my 70 Satellite. I am using Cromax base coat. The local paint store says chromabase 7400s is what is commonly used in the local area. This stuff has a 1 min flash time and can be buffed in 45 mins. This seems fast especially for a complete paint job done in a garage. Are there better compatible options out there? The car will be outside a lot so I need good uv protection.

7400s is more of a production/collision type clear --

"A three-component, clearcoat designed for panel and multi-panel repairs. It is ideal for facilities with air dry conditions that require fast assembly times. 7400S™ can be polished within 30 minutes."
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We do not use Dupont clear on our cars - but do on occasion use Dupont base coat (does a exceptional job color matching for Chevrolet)

Think a more standard Cromax/Axalta clear that is used for an all-over paint job would be a better choice, can use fast/slow hardeners to get the desired effect.
Find a clear with high solids, will be the "clearest" and do a much better job with UVs.

Axalta 7900s ChromaClear. It’s worth the coin.

That 7400 with a one minute flashtime- you won’t have enough time to get around the car.
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Thanks for the info! I'll check into the 7900s today.
I just used some today!