EASTWOOD 4-STEP PAINT SYSTEM
Applying clear coat builds dimension, gloss and adds UV protection for a show-ready finish. Make your paint pop with all the clear coat products and information you need to paint your project right!
How to Paint Your Car- The Basic Steps and Methods Uncovered
Painting a car is one of the most misunderstood parts of our hobby. It can be a daunting process to sand off the paint on your car, but it’s one of those jobs that things must get worse to get better. Below are the basic steps and methods for painting your car. Preparation- There are a few ways prepare your vehicle for paint…READ MORE>
Painting Tips & Tricks!
Every paint system has its quirks. There are subtle differences in mixtures, dry times, and other idiosyncrasies that give us a learning curve to be absorbed. Such is also the case with the New Eastwood Low VOC Basecoat Clear coat paint system. This is the paint system used on JADED, not only the topcoats, but all the coatings on the car so I wanted to share some of the tweaks I learned that helped me get…READ MORE>
Euro Clear – Product Information Sheet
Eastwood’s premium urethane clearcoat system is designed to deliver the ultimate shine and miles-deep appearance required of a custom-painted show-quality finish. This user-friendly clearcoat is easy to spray flat and even easier to polish. Provides longlasting protection from UV, chemicals and weathering…READ MORE>
(Q) How long do I have to clearcoat, or put more paint on?
(A) This is a urethane topcoat system, which means you have 18 hours before it reaches full cure. You can add a clearcoat, or another coat of paint, anytime after the previous coat has flashed (10-15 minutes) or before 18 hours. After those 18 hours have passed, you'll need to abrade the surface (minimum of 400-grit) before topcoating for adhesion purposes. Top»
(Q) Can I use Eastwood Urethane Clear over other paint systems?
(A) Absolutely. Substituting this clear in other manufacturer's basecoat/clearcoat systems is a great money-saving alternative. Just be sure to use Eastwood's 2:1 Clear Activator and follow the other manufacturer's recommendations for prepping their basecoat material. Top»
(Q) How does Eastwood Urethane Clear compare with more expensive clears?
(A) We think you'll find this clear is as easy to use, if not easier, and performs just as well, if not better, than most other clears available from the big manufacturers. It features premium European resins than make it very easy to apply, with exceptional flow and leveling characteristics. Those same long-lasting resins also provide exceptional buff-ability, which means you'll be able to sand and polish this clear for a spectacular show-car-quality shine, even days after application. Top»
(Q) What kind of UV protection does this Eastwood Urethane Clear provide?
(A) There are basically two ways a clear "shields" harmful UV rays. The first protects the pigments within the color beneath the clear from fading, or shifting. The second protects the clear itself. You'll find Eastwood's 2:1 European Clear holds up just as long in direct sunlight as comparable clearcoats you've used in the past. Top»
How can I get an ultra deep, wet look to my paint job?
Many showcar builders use a technique known as “flow coat” for getting a deep, wet finish with clear coat. This process involves applying 3 coats of clear and once dry, block sanding it smooth with 600 grit (you must be careful to not burn through the clearcoat). Next, they apply three additional coats of clear and then colorsand and buff to a show shine. TC Penick used this technique on the 1958 Cameo, that was painted with Eastwood Vino Rojo and 2:1 European Clear, and featured on the catalog cover. Top»
How can I get my clear coat to flow out better?
By adding some urethane reducer to the activated clear coat, you can alter the way the clear coat flows out. You generally do not need a lot to alter how the material reacts. Also, ensure you are using the proper sized needle/nozzle for the material you are spraying and operating the spray gun with the correct pressure (measure your pressure with the trigger pulled). Top»
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