September 20, 2014 at 4:07 am #47427
[quote=”jgates1985″ post=35926] Ppg just released a new clear ec-530 suppose to replace the 700. Hoprefully going to get my hands on it next week. The jobbers i have talked to said its suppose to be as good as or better than sikkens superior 250. hope this helps.[/quote]
I’ll take that bet,they have been trying for 6 years to get something close to 250 and haven’t even got in the ballpark yet :stoned All in good fun guys 😛September 20, 2014 at 4:38 am #47428
Well I know a lot of it is just sales talk. Unfortunately i don’t think i can convince my boss to switch to anything else. He used to spray ppg for 20 years. So i’m just hoping for a much better product than the 700. I want something that actually cure threw. The 700 is always gummy. My paint my saddlebags in the spring and almost caught my nail in the clear when i was cleaning them. Not impressed. So we will see i guess.September 20, 2014 at 5:02 am #47429
I hear ya,sounds like a frustrating position to be in.Just for kicks order some 250 and keep it hidden and do some jobs with it.When he asks what are you doing differently you can pull out the sikkens cans 👿 There are good and bad with every brand and hopefully they get it figured out for ya.I did use a gallon of 750 appearance clear for a complete for a customer that had to have ppg.I thought the clear sprayed pretty good with a nice gloss,not sure what it looks like now though.March 26, 2015 at 6:59 am #48532
I’ve sprayed envirobase in a custom shop, and in production. I hate it, it doesn’t dry, doesn’t cover, and yes, the clear was OK. If you had to use flex additive, forget about it drying. They came out with another additive to help out dry, but it still sucks. Two toning is a bitch, especially if you’ve got to do it with a Tristage. It’s like they tried to copy sikkens and failed.
I’m currently spraying Cromax, it’s perfect. Super fast, no die back issues, the clears are beautiful. And bitching about colour match? No paint system perfectly matches every color. The only beef I have with it is the Tristage reds are a pain. But other than that it’s great. You’ll have problems with it if you suck at spraying base, because if you screw up you can’t just spray over it, needs a bake and scuff. If you’re in a high production shop, you can’t beat it for speed.
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