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Slofut

Active Member
#23
Sorry except for name a lot of bs was feed to you.
You liked the tech base, ever sprayed probase plus? Yep
:rolleyes: Figures doesnt it.

Do you like Probase better than Wanda? Honestly, I never used any MS that I liked. Got a few cans still sitting around. Maybe I should reconsider?
 

Barry

Paint Fanatic
Staff member
#25
I'm sorry my cell phone is taking away and changing words.
No nothing to do with ms.
U-tech was not a heavy polyester.
Have you tried auto base plus?
Wounder if it smells like old u-tech?
Yes on the prospray, if I bought a base line that would be the one.
 

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
#26
I'm sorry my cell phone is taking away and changing words.
No nothing to do with ms.
U-tech was not a heavy polyester.
Have you tried auto base plus?
Wounder if it smells like old u-tech?
Yes on the prospray, if I bought a base line that would be the one.
Barry if you bought it I'd switch in a heartbeat. But something tells me you don't want the headache that a basecoat line would bring.;)
 
#28
Does Akzo Nobel no longer make UTech polyurethane? I used some a few years ago and liked it, smells exactly like vintage Imron (but not as tough)! Was Wanda made as a replacement? Just wondering.
That was UTECH 3.8 and it was GREAT. Now it is replaced with U500 and it's OK. I'd spray it over Nason, Limco, or Omni single stage but it's no 3.8.
 
#30
Well we're 6 months in with MIPA and no complaints yet. Still clearing with SPI UV Clear most of the time. Sometimes SPI Euro 2020. I am very hard to please and so for I'm happy. I've sprayed them all or darn near all. They all have their little nuances but MIPA to me is almost exactly like Glasurit. Pigment load is good, usually 2 coats. Some whites are a little weak (like Diamont and Glasurit). All toners are priced the same except one red. Liters are less than 80 bucks and gallons (3.75 liter I think) are just over 200 bucks. Like Diamont and Glasurit, every toner is ready to spray so no separate binder.
 
#31
We actually have a Promax distributor less than 5 minutes away, and being in Chicago, you would think there would be more paint suppliers than there are. The 5 different brand including Wanda is not far in the other direction from home, just no parking and you walk into a store from 1960. Creaking hardwood floors, space heaters hanging overhead. We tried the sherwin williams for the red on the jimmy, just terrible match.
Anyway, we got the quart of Mipa in that tough GM Pewter for the Trailblazer we rewired for our winter use. I say tough because in bright sun its silver, overcast to dusk its gold. We fixed it so good mechanically now we have to do body work. Just had a stuck tailgate so the rear panel was ripped off, and the spoiler does not hold the third brake lite and a gas door replacement. 136 for a quart was a tough pill to swallow considering I usually get a gallon or more for that, but I guess I learned a lesson on you get what you pay for. Reading thru the search for Mipa, if that is cheaper, I guess I am glad I never tried the expensive stuff before. He said he will get us around 350 for a gallon if we do the camaro in the dark blue metallic over the winter again.
 

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
#32
@Bartman
So are you satisfied still with it? Re-reading this it seems almost too good to be true if it's similar to Glasurit and Diamont. Like you those have long been two of my favorites. What about Distributors/Jobbers. I'm assuming there aren't any other than the place in New Jersey that imports it? Do you get your toners through the mail. Also who did you contact about getting the Mixing system into your Shop?
 
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