2000 Series Basecoat Tech Sheet

AndyK

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Staff member
2000 Series Basecoat
Products Needed:
Gallon of SPI Basecoat
Gallon of SPI Urethane Reducer
SPI Clear Coat Activator

Mixing:
1:1
Must be activated with any SPI Clear Coat Activator
Add 1 oz of SPI Clear Coat Activator per mixed quart of basecoat
Use SPI 870, 885 or 895 Urethane Reducers

Paint Gun Tip:
1.3 or 1.4

Description:
A premium basecoat that is very user friendly is easy to spray and wet sands very well (if necessary).

SPI basecoat should be reduced only with SPI 870, 885 or 895 Urethane Reducers for proper adhesion and color control.

SPI basecoat must be activated with any SPI Clear Coat Activator at the rate of 1 ounce per mixed quart of basecoat.

Preparation:
If typical prepping techniques are used, this basecoat will cover 400 grit sand scratches.
SPI basecoat is compatible with any 2K sealer or epoxy primer used as a sealer.

Application:
With proper gun adjustment this base should be sprayed using wet coats.

Insurance type work: Let each coat flash 10-20 minutes before applying the next coat.

Restoration or custom work: Let each coat flash 30-60 minutes between coats.

If sprayed properly two coats should cover and a third coat is sprayed for peace of mind but this will depend on color of substrate/sealer used and basecoat application by the painter.

For insurance work we recommend the last coat of base flash 30 minutes before applying clear.

For restoration and custom work we recommend the basecoat set overnight, then the next morning tack off the base and apply the clear. Allow the clear to flash 30 minutes per coat.
 
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cstrom72

Should a guy use a light tack coat first before wet coats? Im using the 2000 series black this afternoon...
 

Barry

Paint Fanatic
Staff member
cstrom72;24008 said:
Should a guy use a light tack coat first before wet coats? Im using the 2000 series black this afternoon...

No, it is a good resin that is used and no need to baby and sacrifice adhesion for no reason.
 
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streamlinecollision

Solvent base coat system

AndyK;21064 said:
2000 Series Basecoat
Products Needed:
Gallon of SPI Basecoat
Gallon of SPI Urethane Reducer
SPI Clear Coat Activator

Mixing:
1:1
Must be activated with any SPI Clear Coat Activator
Add 1 oz of SPI Clear Coat Activator per mixed quart of basecoat
Use SPI 870, 885 or 895 Urethane Reducers

Paint Gun Tip:
1.3 or 1.4

Description:
A premium basecoat that is very user friendly is easy to spray and wet sands very well (if necessary).

SPI basecoat should be reduced only with SPI 870, 885 or 895 Urethane Reducers for proper adhesion and color control.

SPI basecoat must be activated with any SPI Clear Coat Activator at the rate of 1 ounce per mixed quart of basecoat.

Preparation:
If typical prepping techniques are used, this basecoat will cover 400 grit sand scratches.
SPI basecoat is compatible with any 2K sealer or epoxy primer used as a sealer.

Application:
With proper gun adjustment this base should be sprayed using wet coats.

Insurance type work: Let each coat flash 10-20 minutes before applying the next coat.

Restoration or custom work: Let each coat flash 30-60 minutes between coats.

If sprayed properly two coats should cover and a third coat is sprayed for peace of mind but this will depend on color of substrate/sealer used and basecoat application by the painter.

For insurance work we recommend the last coat of base flash 30 minutes before applying clear.

For restoration and custom work we recommend the basecoat set overnight, then the next morning tack off the base and apply the clear. Allow the clear to flash 30 minutes per coat.

When are you guys going to make a solvent compliant base coat system? Love your clears & primers! Lets see a complete system. Not water either Solvent.

Rob Dumais
Streamline Collision
Ontario Canada
 

crashtech

Combo Man & Mod
Consider the difficulties involved in formulating colors for thousands of different vehicles. SPI could certainly release a palette of toners if they wanted, but the color formulations would be up to us.
 

Barry

Paint Fanatic
Staff member
This may be hard to understand but a mixing system is just not worth the hassle.
We priced the colors higher then Omni and Nason as we did not want to be compared to them in any way nor want that market and there has already a couple of tech calls that make you wonder why we even have base-coats.
 
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HomegrownDiesel

I agree Crash,, colors are a pain. No Pain No Gain. Please do not lose focus on your core product. Barry, , , Glad to see your base coat products. PleEEEEase do not let those calls get you down. We have FAITH. Thanks for all you do.
 

Barry

Paint Fanatic
Staff member
HomegrownDiesel;31363 said:
I agree Crash,, colors are a pain. No Pain No Gain. Please do not lose focus on your core product. Barry, , , Glad to see your base coat products. PleEEEEase do not let those calls get you down. We have FAITH. Thanks for all you do.

Never will happen, I saw all the base coat headaches, I wanted to see, when we came out with the base system at U-Tech.
Smartest thing we did this time is price it high enough, that the problem types will buy the Jegs or summit brand, as ours is priced to high, Perfect!
 

Chad.S

Oldtimer
Barry;29237 said:
This may be hard to understand but a mixing system is just not worth the hassle.
We priced the colors higher then Omni and Nason as we did not want to be compared to them in any way nor want that market and there has already a couple of tech calls that make you wonder why we even have base-coats.


Ohhh.. I understand.. lol.. Base can be much more time consuming, if you even thought about a full base line you would need a whole crew dedicated to just color.
 
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streamlinecollision

I understand the difficulties with a base coat system. But just like your products so much figured if you guys had a mixing system it would mash the competition like your clears and primers do!! Also like the idea of using a complete product line. I know if there was a low voc compliant solvent base line in your product offering I would the first on the list wanting to get my hands on it to try!!

Rob
Streamline Collision
 
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