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Clear Over Water Based Paint

irishpete86c4irishpete86c4 Posts: 142Member ✭✭✭
If you use a water based base do you need to use a water based clear? I always thought that you could put water based over oil based but not vice versa (that is house painting anyway).

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  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Posts: 8,707Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    Nope. Solvent based 2k clears (just regular clear) is fine. But we don't think we really use "oil" based anything.
  • f0xy17f0xy17 Posts: 20Member
    As above, won't be any issues. Just be extra careful that your basecoat is dry, otherwise it will start to crack beneath the clearcoat. 
  • NotSoFastNotSoFast Posts: 3,140Member, Moderator El Moderator
    Yeah. You shouldn't be using anything "oil based". 2k solvent clears work just fine over properly dried water based paints.
  • irishpete86c4irishpete86c4 Posts: 142Member ✭✭✭
    Ah ok. I thought oil based and solvent based were similar.
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,476Administrator El Jefe

    Ah ok. I thought oil based and solvent based were similar.

    Not in the least...
  • f0xy17f0xy17 Posts: 20Member
    Ah ok. I thought oil based and solvent based were similar.
    In the UK, they are one in the same. 
  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 2,615Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oil based is what you put on a gloss door in your house with a brush, and clean up with mineral spirits- solvent based (cellulose in the U.K.) is what you spray, and clean up with lacquer thinner/acetone
  • irishpete86c4irishpete86c4 Posts: 142Member ✭✭✭
    Thanks for the replies! Y'all rock.
  • f0xy17f0xy17 Posts: 20Member
    edited March 2017
    Oil based is what you put on a gloss door in your house with a brush, and clean up with mineral spirits- solvent based (cellulose in the U.K.) is what you spray, and clean up with lacquer thinner/acetone


    Its the difference in paint terminology has me misunderstanding you :)
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,476Administrator El Jefe
    One hit wonder is Welsh so he understands the UK better than most on here...
  • f0xy17f0xy17 Posts: 20Member
    One hit wonder is Welsh so he understands the UK better than most on here...
    Just thought as he was calling it lacquer thinner/acetone.

    I'll get the hang of it yet :blush:
  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 2,615Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭✭
    I painted in the U.K. For about 5 years - a different animal over there
  • irishpete86c4irishpete86c4 Posts: 142Member ✭✭✭
    @onehitwonder Just curious as to why lacquer is not very popular. From what I have read the recoat window is wide open no time limit. Is it because of the health issues?
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,476Administrator El Jefe

    @onehitwonder Just curious as to why lacquer is not very popular. From what I have read the recoat window is wide open no time limit. Is it because of the health issues?

    Yea that would be one of them...that stuff could knock a buzzard off a manure pile...
  • irishpete86c4irishpete86c4 Posts: 142Member ✭✭✭
    80% of the time I wear a respirator. Wore it when I Sprayed the hood of my car yesterday with Lacquer paint and clear. Stuff is brutal, smells like evil lol...
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,476Administrator El Jefe
    I have to wear my supply hood when I am just pouring it out into my PPS cups...good lord...
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