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Clear coats

Automotive clearcoat is a highly durable top coating used on cars and trucks, but also for other applications including art, crafts, models, woods, plastics and metals. It is mixed with a hardener and usually sprayed on with an airbrush or spray gun. They can be enhanced with Candy Concentrates, Pearl powders, chameleon Spectra FX powders, and Alsa's Flakes.

 

Kustom Rides offers a variety of clear coats and a small craft clear.

 

Speed Clear instructions

 

• Mix 4 parts SC1230 to 1 part H-222.
• Apply 2-3 wet coats at 25 psi allowing 10-15 minute flash between coats. Keep spray gun 6-10 inches away from the surface to avoid problems associated with air entrapment.
• Dry times at 77° F.

• Dust Free in 20 minutes.
• Tack Free in 30 minutes.

• Force Drying Flash time @ 77° F - 20 Minutes. Bake Time @140° F - 45 Minutes
• Allow 1 - 2 hours before wet sanding and buffing.

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Inter-coat

Alsa's Color Blender is a clear blending agent intended as a mid-coat. It is ideal for blending Candy Concentrates, Pearl powders, chameleon Spectra FX powders, and Alsa's Flakes.

 

Color Blender instructions

• Mix 1 part blender to 1 part urethane reducer.

• Mix desired candy or powder into blend.

• Adjust air pressure to 35-45 psi for gravity or siphon spray guns, or 5-6 psi at the cap for HVLP.

• Apply 1-2 light to medium coats onto the blend area, extending each coat a bit further each time. Allow 5-10 minutes between paint coats.

Dry times at 70F.

• Dust free in 10 minutes; Tack free in 15 minutes; tape free in 45 minutes.