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#1 68BIRD428

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:31 PM

Has anyone tried Summit Racing basecoat / clearcoat , reducers, clears, and hardeners? I've always used R-M paint products. I find $400 for a gal of base and $230 or so for gal clear, etc. pretty steep. Thought i'd try Summit's paint for my next project.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:50 PM

Anybody ?

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:13 PM

Wish I could help, but I haven't used them. I'll be watching your thread since I'm sorting out what supplier to use on two different builds.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:36 AM

I know nothing about their paint. I am sure it is fine.

Are you planning on spraying it yourself?

I like to go to Eastwood for paint.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:29 PM

I know nothing about their paint. I am sure it is fine.

Are you planning on spraying it yourself?

I like to go to Eastwood for paint.


I've done some research on summit BC / CC. most people that have used it are impressed. One professional painter uses Summit paint but uses an even better clear. made by SPI. Which I haven't looked up the cost- but supposingly an excellent clear and very reasonable price. I have a vehicle I'm thinking of painting soon and then sell. no since in painting it if I'm going to have $800+ in material . and it sells for $1500.00 I do all my own body work and painting. that's what I went to school for and did for a living. For the last 29 years I run a trucking company and maintain and paint all my vehicles. 5 trucks, wife's Highlander and my 2 firebirds.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:58 PM

I say go for it.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:33 PM

I've always wanted to try it, but never did. I use ppg at my work.its a good product it gets alittle expensive though.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:33 PM

I was very happy with the paint I chose from Thecoatingstore.com. But being my first paint job I have nothing to compare it to. They are very budget friendly, and the customer service I received from them was 5 star. I had a ton of questions throughout the project and they patiently answered every one of them thoroughly. The email response time was remarkably fast. I ran across quite a few people who thought it best to buy a premium clear coat such as the SPI mentioned previously if going with a budget friendly base coat.




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