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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-02-2001, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
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I notice a thread below (epoxy primer) mentioning plans to use Nason clear over Chroma Base color...(and this particular combo has been suggested to me to avoid the cost of Dupont's Chroma Clear or Chroma Premier). My question is, If you're going to use Nason clear why not use a Nason Ful-base color coat? It seems that if you are going to go full boat on anything you should do it on the clear because that is what is going to really take the UV/Impact/Abrasion/Thermal stress that the asphalt jungle dishes out. Of course Chroma Base is only $40.00/quart (IIRC) and the clears are considerably more expensive. Any input?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-02-2001, 10:08 AM
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Base coat/clear coat two stage systems are designed by chemists to work in conjuction with each other for the best possible finish. It's always been a No No to mix systems & or brands when applying base coat/clear coat systems, although I'm sure that it will work. You just won't get the finest outcome. I'm sure whomever told you this is thinking that Nason is probably the same because Dupont owns Nason. Dupont purchased Nason Automotive paint division from Fuller O'Brien 8 to 10 years ago, but still utilized their mixing plants. Dupont bought Nason so they could compete with the low end market. They are not the same paint! That is why it's cheaper. You don't get something for nothing! What he should have done was buy the Nason basecoat/clearcoat system instead of trying to mix the two...Another words ,your observation is correct. My best friend worked for Nason for 13 years & has now worked for Dupont the last 10 years since the buy out & has explained the differences to me over the years. He is a factory rep that goes around to all the West Coast paint & body shops & demos new product as to how it should be applied. Very knowledgeable guy

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