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Old 03-18-2019, 07:32 PM
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just taking a stab out there that one of you guys may have an answer on cost of paint or very close guess for me. the local paint store is closed and I'm trying to figure out a budget for my up coming paint job. I'm looking at using PPG paint and wondering what I'm going to pay for 6 qts as well as clear (4 qts). If I dont get an answer tonight its no big deal i can stop tomorrow after work, I just wanted to see if I could get an answer tonight so I can finish my budget with the wife. LOL
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:42 PM
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Depends on color, quality of clear (high solid) line of PPG as Omni costs less exotic and pearls cost more. To many variables to say.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:50 PM
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:56 PM
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I stopped today at the local PPG store and discussed options with the counter rep, being my vette is going to be a weekend driver and hot rodded (not stock) and I'm not looking for a show car finish, he pitched me their "shop line" brand of the PPG line. that line has a low and high end to it as well and I went with the high end of the "shop line". Anyway just for reference to others looking at the same pricing dilemma here's what he quoted me. I asked for 6 qts of color '91 corvette "turquoise metallic" with reducer (1 to 1 on that brand) and 1 gallon of high solids european speed clear with activator and the bill comes in at $702.00. pretty much what I was envisioning for spending ($600-$800).
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Is this the line they call Omni ?
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Originally Posted by Lyndwood View Post
I stopped today at the local PPG store and discussed options with the counter rep, being my vette is going to be a weekend driver and hot rodded (not stock) and I'm not looking for a show car finish, he pitched me their "shop line" brand of the PPG line. that line has a low and high end to it as well and I went with the high end of the "shop line". Anyway just for reference to others looking at the same pricing dilemma here's what he quoted me. I asked for 6 qts of color '91 corvette "turquoise metallic" with reducer (1 to 1 on that brand) and 1 gallon of high solids european speed clear with activator and the bill comes in at $702.00. pretty much what I was envisioning for spending ($600-$800).
Sounds quite reasonable. North of the border I priced Glasurit at $280 per quart, and the lower quality RM Onyk paint at $180 a quart and apparently these are “discounted” prices.
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Is this the line they call Omni ?
not to my knowledge, he just said it was part of there "Shop Line" ppg products. Like I said he also offered me a cheaper version (base product) of the same line but I opted for the top of that line. he basically said what Vette5311 said about the the levels and qualities of the paint and clears. I cant afford the top of the line stuff now and I'm spraying it myself so I went middle of the road with my funds. I did find some cheaper paints but they were brands I never heard of so I'm leary about trying them. I've always used PPG products so I opted to stay under that umbrella.
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:02 PM
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A friend of mine that's a retired painter says buy the lower line base coat and spend the money on high solid better clear coat since are cars are not out in the sun all day every day it's the better way to go.
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Old 03-25-2019, 11:43 AM
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Suggest you check into SPI universal clear:

https://www.southernpolyurethanes.com/

a little cheaper than PPG clear and supposed to be great.

I plan to go with PPG base Shopline and SPI universal clear.

Good luck and thanks for the info.
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Originally Posted by 20mercury View Post
Suggest you check into SPI universal clear:

https://www.southernpolyurethanes.com/

a little cheaper than PPG clear and supposed to be great.

I plan to go with PPG base Shopline and SPI universal clear.

Good luck and thanks for the info.
I checked it out and and the SPI clear I would need would cost me $63 more than the PPG high end shop line clear + shipping. thanks for the tip but I'll just stay with the local PPG guy.
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I think you will find most painters and paint reps will recommend not mixing brands but stay with one system.
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Originally Posted by Vette5311 View Post
I think you will find most painters and paint reps will recommend not mixing brands but stay with one system.



Reading threads like this, brings a tear to my eye. I painted several cars, back in the acrylic lacquer days, where one gallon of primer, at $19.95, properly reduced, and one gallon of color, at $24.99, properly reduced, plus a 5 gallon pail of lacquer thinner, at $39.95, painted your entire car......
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Default Interesting and thanks for the info.

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I checked it out and and the SPI clear I would need would cost me $63 more than the PPG high end shop line clear + shipping. thanks for the tip but I'll just stay with the local PPG guy.
Interesting and thanks for the info. The PPG dealer here in Baton Rouge priced out the PPG clear to go with my PPG base as higher than the SPI universal clear. Agree conventional wisdom says stick with one brand, however the SPI guys say their clear is compatible with PPG base and others. I am a newbie in the auto paint game, but I must say there is more conflicting and controversial viewpoints in auto painting than most other topics in this hobby, ha! All the best with your project and keep us posted on progress.
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How true!!

You must be Earl Scheib



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Reading threads like this, brings a tear to my eye. I painted several cars, back in the acrylic lacquer days, where one gallon of primer, at $19.95, properly reduced, and one gallon of color, at $24.99, properly reduced, plus a 5 gallon pail of lacquer thinner, at $39.95, painted your entire car......
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spi does not charge shipping . it is also a 1:1 mix so you end up with more product. it is also light years ahead of shopline which is not a high end clear ..

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Old 04-09-2019, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Blue71droptop View Post
How true!!

You must be Earl Scheib
Not quite....unlike "Earl", I masked/removed the chrome trim, and definitely masked off the windows.
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