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Car Rep 2k Frequently Asked Questions

Car-Rep® 2K is a 2-component spray paint intended for serious automotive enthusiasts. With Car-Rep® 2K car refinish products, you’ll guarantee OEM quality car refinish job with ease.

1-component paints are air-drying, whereas 2-component paints harden trough chemical crosslinking of the resin and the hardener. The chemical hardening process of 2-component paints enable unequaled properties such as extreme bonding, superior corrosion resistance, resistance for chemicals such as acetone and gasoline as well as extremely durable and diamond hard surface.

Wicked/Illustration/Createx Colors are also generally compatible with any other type of water-based and solvent-based paint.

When using Createx Paints with solvent-based paints & clears, allow each to cure, (dry thoroughly for an extended period of at least 1 hour), prior to applying the next paint-type.  Water-based and solvent-based may only be inter-coated, not directly mixed.

Always make a test panel prior to using a new paint, primer,

cleaner or clear. A test panel is the best way to determine whether any compatibility issues exist between materials.

Car-Rep® 2K is for serious automotive enthusiasts, who only wants the best for their four-wheeled jewel. 2-component products enable unequaled properties such as extreme bonding, superior corrosion resistance, resistance for chemicals such as acetone and gasoline as well as extremely durable and diamond hard surface.

Painting with Car-Rep® 2K products is as easy as painting with a regular 1-component solution. However, the unequaled properties of 2K paints guarantee that the painted surface is going to last whether you liked it or not. Be sure to perform proper surface preparation before application as removing Car-Rep® 2K is going to be a tough job.

Clean and sand the surface thoroughly. Start with 320, proceed with 400, then wet sand with 600 or 800, if desired finish with 1200/1500. Clean the surface with a pre paint cleaner. For previously painted surfaces make sure the previous layer is fully cured before overpainting.

No. The paint and the hardener are already mixed together inside the can and begin cross-linking when released to the atmospheric pressure by spraying. Your only concern is to shake the can for 3-minutes upside down before painting. Reuse always when needed.

Painting outdoors is possible in the right conditions.Optimal painting conditions areat 18-25°C (64-77°F), relative air humidity 35% – 75%. Do not expose to water or dew before 12 hours.

Yes, you can. For a serious car refinish job, 2-component products are often used for priming and clear coating, whereas the OEM color layer is often 1-component. The 2-component primer ensures extreme bonding and superior corrosion resistance whereas the clear coat provides extremely durable and diamond hard surface that is resistant to chemicals such as acetone and gasoline. However, if you only need a solid color such as black or white, you can simply use our Car-Rep® 2K Top Coats, which will ensure the same adhesion and corrosion resistance properties as the primers combined with a diamond hard and chemical resistant surface. Note: Some alkyd paints might react with Car-Rep® 2K. Test before application.

The final hardness together with chemical resistance are obtained in 8 days. The surface should be handling dry in 12 hours, but patience is important. The key to a flawless long-lasting surface is letting the object dry accordingly before use.

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