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Clear coat 1 year 6 months ago #30121

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Hey guys

, just so you guys don't have a dig a me lol this is what my boss has ordered
Du pont value clear vr1120 with hardener vr1130
Glasurit 923-888 with hardener 929-888
Even through I use rm diamond top clear as we have a rm paint scheme

I got max Meyer 0300 this week to try so ill have four clears to use and try I'm finding it bit hard to use and change between then, have you guys used any and are they any good
Cheers :(
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Clear coat 1 year 6 months ago #30123

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Not familiar with any of them. they are all European clears. not avail here in the states. hopefully someone from that side of the pond can chime in for ya
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Clear coat 1 year 6 months ago #30125

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Hey ding cheers, my boss wants a faster turn over even through are shop has a total of a massive ..... Four guys ha ha to do everything.
With my boss trying different products the main painter has got funny and will only use rm products due to his license in pas 125 ( insurance ) I'm the second painter an have been given all these products to try and work out what's best
As in....
Rm diamont
Rm UNO
U-pol
Du pont
Glasurit
Max Meyer which I can think of :)
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Clear coat 1 year 6 months ago #30129

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Can I ask exactly what your boss thinks he's going to achieve by trying out so many different products? At the end of the day he's going to save what, 5 to 10 minutes bake time by picking a faster clear? Is that really going to make any discernible difference to his throughput?

I bet there are others areas where he could easily save just as much time, if not more. Like more efficient preparation and masking methods for a start. Look for a single visit clear (if the RM isn't suitable) as that will save you the same amount of time as a slightly quicker bake, but you won't be running the risk of a poorer finish that takes longer to polish (wasting all of that precious time he's saved).
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Clear coat 1 year 6 months ago #30132

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There's nothin wrong with the rm clears or the max Meyer with can be used as a single visit, I'm only doing what he wants, the last time he got like this a Ferrari 430 turn up to the shop for him lol I bet he's got a Ferrari 458 or something coming, the only way I can see things going faster is we get a guy in that can help with the prep an prime the jobs for me as spraying one job in some times priming two to three jobs as well, there's where my time goes
Mixing primers and priming them as well as painting in the booth

My week normally goes like this

Monday, do job cards for the week and then help do m.e.t
Tuesday, help finish off filler work then prime all the jobs
Wednesday, pick all colours for the jobs,prep, mask, paint jobs
Thursday flat and polish, help build up cars
Friday, clean and valet all cars, clean work shop plus do paint and stock orders, also finish off job cards,
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Clear coat 1 year 6 months ago #30133

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With that schedule I can't see how a change of clear is going to help throughput, but he's the boss and I've learnt my lesson on that one :lol:

I hope you don't mind me saying, but that does sound like a very leisurely way of doing things. I don't know what kind of work you're doing there though so maybe it's right.
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We normally do 8/9 a week, with maybe a couple of bumper change overs aswel which come painted.
The main hold up is that the foreman is the panelbeater an he has th stop al the time to order parts, deal with customers and do estimates etc, that's why I try to help in the panel stop to keep things going, we're not a big company just three little shops next to each other, ie panel shop, paint shop and stores
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Clear coat 1 year 5 months ago #30895

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Did you try the glasurit? What did you think?
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