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    Has anyone here ever used Omni MBC and their MC161 clearcoat?
    64 GT Hawk (K7)
    1970 Avanti (R3)

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    I painted my hood with it and kept getting ripples. So I went with the regular Pittsburg clear and had a lot less work. It seem to level better for me. I still have the OMNI down on the shelf. This was just my experience.

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    • #3
      I use PPG every day.I've never liked their 'Omni' stuff. The Omni line has all been replaced with the 'ShopCoat' line in my area.-not a big improvement.The mc 161 is hard to lay down slick,dries too slow,drapes easily,and is hard to buff.
      It depends on what you're painting though,for a user friendly system,use ppg DBC and ppg 2021 clear,but it'll cost you $200 a gallon.


      LaSalle,Il
      61Hawk
      60Lark
      Oglesby,Il.

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      • #4
        Thanks,
        I know the paint (PPG)is a lot more expensive (BTDT), which is why I chose Omni for this. Their primers all work great (MP170 / MP282) Can you use the PPG Clear over the Omni basecoat?
        64 GT Hawk (K7)
        1970 Avanti (R3)

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        • #5
          Along the same lines, what do you professionals think of
          the Dupont chroma-base/clearcoat system? tks,

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          • #6
            Here's another BIG vote for PPG... have used it since it was called Ditzler...

            Paint is like masking tape; you can buy some that is MUCH cheaper in cost, but will more than cost you in difficulty! Cheap masking tape is EXTREMELY hard to remove cleanly; cheaper paint as a rule is trickier to get right, and harder to fix... not to mention long-term durability...

            Spend the extra for the quality brands; it more than pays for itself in the long run!

            Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
            Parish, central NY 13131
            http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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