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shooting SPI universal clear with a 1.3 tip 4 years 6 months ago #10116

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I have been interested in trying SPI Universal Clear but they don't reccomend using anything smaller than a 1.4 tip with this product---For clear I use a Sata 3000 RP with a 1.3 tip---Im not going to buy a new tip just so I can spray this product when there are other good products out there that work well with a 1.3 tip---Has anyone on here shot SPI UC with a 1.3 tip and did it work well for you?
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Re:shooting SPI universal clear with a 1.3 tip 4 years 6 months ago #10118

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Im not a painter but i wouldnt worry about it. No two painters are alike, some move fast many passes, some are slower and more deliberate when clearing. Two guys with the same equipment could easily have very different mil thickness readings and appearance.
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Re:shooting SPI universal clear with a 1.3 tip 4 years 6 months ago #10120

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And if im wrong im sure one of these A-hole painters will correct me shortly ;) :lol1
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Re:shooting SPI universal clear with a 1.3 tip 4 years 6 months ago #10125

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its really no problem. i myself have shot atleast a couple hundred gallons of universal clear. mostly all with a 1.4 but i know many guys who use a 1.3 and its not an issue. that clear is so user friendly its not funny.
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Re:shooting SPI universal clear with a 1.3 tip 4 years 6 months ago #10128

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Get the Ms clear. I prefer it over the Universal....
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Re:shooting SPI universal clear with a 1.3 tip 4 years 6 months ago #10130

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I've never used that particular product (can't seem to get SPI over here :(), but I can't see a problem. The SATA 3000 puts out a lot of material for a 1.3 anyway, so is probably closer to many manufacturers 1.4's.
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Re:shooting SPI universal clear with a 1.3 tip 4 years 6 months ago #10132

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I like the SPI MS clear

I would try the universal with the 1.3 if thats the only tip I had.
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Re:shooting SPI universal clear with a 1.3 tip 4 years 6 months ago #10139

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Han, Doright--What characteristics about the MS make you prefer it to the universal
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Re:shooting SPI universal clear with a 1.3 tip 4 years 6 months ago #10144

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Smisco The MS and Universal clear both use the same resins, so the quality is exactly the same, however the MS uses one different solvent.. That solvent makes it appear to be thinner, when it actually has 1% more resin content than the Universal.. Also the clear lays down smoother and flows better/longer..
It is preferred for flow coating by just about anyone who has sprayed it..

I have only used the Universal and HS that has now been discontinued and basically replaced with the Euro..
I have some Euro I am going to spray this summer.. JimC has used more SPI than anyone I know of period.. He loves the new Euro and if I am correct it is becoming his favorite of Barry's clears and he has used them all!!!
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Re:shooting SPI universal clear with a 1.3 tip 4 years 6 months ago #10165

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all good clears and i think i am liking the ms over universal now as well. the universal is great for a beginner since it is much harder to run than the ms. bk pretty much covered it. ms is just a little slower for better flow.
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