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Dupont or PPG for Matte Finish

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Punch, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Punch
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
    Posts: 7

    from miami

    I did a couple of searches and it seems the PPG Flexed n Flat Clear is the way to go. However, my body shop is set on Dupont. He has never shot a matte finish before so this a learning experience for him. What do you guys recommend the Dupont or PPG? He had some trouble mixing the Dupont the other day for various reasons.

    Thanks for the assistance.
  2. Hey punch..I'm no expert but I believe Dupont carries flat finishes in their Hot Hues line. I hope this of luck!
  3. Dads-53
    Joined: Sep 8, 2006
    Posts: 171


    Either will work, just call their tech line to see how much flatner to use in their clear and mix the same each time. I worked for BASF and you can flatten the clear or color as much as you want. Good art. in Hot Rod this month on their F Bomb. Good luck.
  4. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,124


    Dupont. Keep me in a job.
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  5. jersey fink
    Joined: Feb 11, 2005
    Posts: 386

    jersey fink
    from jersey

    ive used the dupont with no problems,took more than they reckomend to get the finish i needed,,almost 75 percent..make sure ya got a clean shop..what you spray is what you get..
  6. Shane T.
    Joined: Jun 21, 2005
    Posts: 910

    Shane T.

    I used the HOTHUES from DUPONT (HOTROD BLACK to be exact) and it came out wonderful. No guessing at how much flattening agent or anything. Premixed on hte shelf ready to go. Just add reducer and shoot.Going on two years old and no flattening or white areas yet.
  7. Punch
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
    Posts: 7

    from miami

  8. SlowandLow63
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
    Posts: 5,953

    from Central NJ

    I've only sprayed DuPont a few times so I would have to reccomend PPG if you were my customer. I plan to use their flattened clear on an upcoming job. Just going to need to spray a few test panels and see what ratio looks best.

    All painters have different brands and lines that they get used to. Most, like me, don't really like to change between brands so I would let him roll w/ what hes comfortable with.
  9. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 4,719

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    has anyone used the paint made by a company called Kirker Automotive Paint? They are touting the virtues of their urethane type black primer and a I believe a 2 part suede top coat. I researched them on the internet, but the guy that paints my stuff knows nothing about them.

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