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TCP global one stage metallics

Old 05-02-2019, 10:45 AM
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Has anyone here used this product? Are touch ups easier compared to a real metallic paint job? I still plan on top coating with clear.

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Old 05-03-2019, 09:07 AM
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Those not knowing who are not a ware of us talking on the phone on this. I will do fast recap/

Paint a single stage metallic and clear on it can cause for you film thickness of of paint to be rather thick and if it chips...the chips can be rather deep. NOW this depends onho0w well the color covers and how fast you an achieve total saturation of that specific color. So testing of it may be required.

Single stage metallic is catalyzed....and thus....when cured it can be SLIGHLTY less prone to swelling a solvent aggravation when a repair is made.

Basecoats paints are generally not catalyzed even though they can be catalyzed. And IF the basecoat paint is not catalyzed and a catalyzed clear applied on top of it. When repairs are made. In time ....the 'ring-out' effect can possibly occur when everything settles back down.

So...ANY metallic paint....regardless if it is basecoat or single stage can be challenge to blend out and get correct. Even if the person still have the original paint mix they used to paint the car initially. The mixing/spraying techniques that were used when the car was painted initially need to be practiced again when the repair is being made.

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