Since trying my first 2 gallon kit of SPI epoxy primer I became a huge fan. Then I used it when I was refinishing motorcycle bodywork and found it indispensable.
Now my question. I am on the second re-do of my '70 Camaro. Been spending a good amount of time dedicated to finishing up the bodywork on the shell after hanging new sheet metal. My first step on bare metal is epoxy. It works so well. Then I find that the gloss in the product is PERFECT for viewing imperfections in filler. I have been blocking my work with long boards and discovering the fill charactisits of the product are SO good that I may not need high build.
I have discovered that I may not have a desire for high build and may have eliminated the need for guide coats merely by using SPI epoxy. My bodywork skills have improved. I am really loving the rage Extreme filler I bought and all is going well.
Is there any reason that I cannot use SPI epoxy exclusively through every step on this project? Meaning I have no real intention of using high build as I am not sure I have the need anymore. I have seen this debated and I do not want to start and argument. I just want to make sure that if I choose to go this route I am in the decent company of those who have AND created excellent, lasting results (that is my only goal in the long run, afterall!)
When I get out the long block and work a huge expanse of fresh metal with minimal filler and can CLEARLY see what needs attention. . .I am confident that I will get great results.
Is there ANY reason that this is not sound logic from a paint chemistry stantpoint, a cost stantpoint (not as important) or a procedural (best practices) standpoint?
Advice appreciated as always!