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Old 08-27-07, 03:50PM   #1
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For all those that have used the Kirker urathane for their cars, how's it doing and how long has it been on the car?
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Old 09-03-07, 03:10PM   #2
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I'm interested too. How is it standing up? Yellowing or pealing? The 55 is almost ready for paint and I'm not looking for a fancy paint job but will be painting the whole thing, frame and all, 1 color. So I figure I'll need atleast 2 gallons. I assume you can get the urethane in colors because I wasn't planning on a base/clear on it.

I will be keeping the motor Pontiac blue.
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Old 09-04-07, 12:22AM   #3
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It holds up fine. I have had some of the Black on going on 3 years now. I have the Viper Red on for 2 years. Both are parked out in the sun all the time. I wish they had some more colors avalable, I would probably do another one.
You can do my car after i do the bodywork, ill rent a booth around here
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Old 09-04-07, 06:14PM   #4
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Question.... Base coat is urethane yet you still hit it with a clear coat? Why? Looking at the first kit. Is this stuff like DynaCoat where you shoot 2 coats of a urethane color then cut it with a urethane clear for the gloss. Super deep shine.
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I see they have a dark blue now. I requested the paint chips, I wanted to see what it looks like.
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Old 09-05-07, 11:49PM   #6
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I'll bring the roller and the beer gogles.
Come on..... i want it to be good as the wagon
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Old 09-06-07, 09:10PM   #7
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Does it get hard as diamonds after a while, like a pain to wetsand like some other urathanes?
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Old 11-07-07, 08:39AM   #8
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Painted Kirker Urethane SS/Clear last week and its holding up fine.

Sorry.. Couldn't resist. Anyway this my first time with urethane. I'm working out the kinks of buffing correctly but it looks great. The color is Platinum Silver. I'll see if I can buff a little more and upload some pics.
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Old 11-08-07, 08:27AM   #9
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I have a good buffing video that I had watched several times, I just always seem to miss steps. I think I've got it dialed in a lot better now.
Originally I wet-sanded with 1000, then 1500 (off-brand, maybe the problem), then buffed with a Menzerna product (not very hard-cutting it seems) so I had scratches left-over.
Now I've dry-sanded with my airvantage and 1500 (3m), then wet-sanded with 2000 (mirka), and buffed again with a Meguirs foam bad about 1" thick or a little more and some 3m Cutting paste that is a coarser-cut. That brought up the shine pretty quick and then I used the Menzerna-stuff as a 2nd-step, then glazing-polish. It looks glassy like it's supposed to now.

I need to stop being cheap and buy all the buffing products from 1 manufacturer.... Like maybe that Norton Ice setup, that looks great!!

So far, I have no real complaints with the Kirker paint. If you wash the clear off your fingers with activator instead of reducer, then thats bad... RIGHT?!

Could be the reason I have a headache...
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Old 11-08-07, 11:51AM   #10
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As you can see in the 1st pic, mottling with my 1st metallic painting experience was a problem. Thats what this paint was purchased for though was 'experience', because my Camry is our Pride-n-joy (94) with nearly 280,000 miles on her and I don't want to screw up the repaint on it. The corolla hood is part of the '91 I bought for my daughter who is almost 16. I don't think she will notice the mottling. I'll back up a couple inches on the rest of the paintjob for the final coat, hope that helps...

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Yep, I kind of like using foam pads, but these guys recommend only wool, so I may give that a try:

http://www.southernpolyurethanes.com/Easy%20buffing.htm
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