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Old 05-07-2013, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Paint Guru's HOK? help!

Hey guys i need some help.

After picking up some paint from summit and not being happy with the color i have found a color i like from HOK. Problem is i dont know what i need to go with it!

Anyone here use HOK on a regular basis and can help?

Im looking at Candy Cobalt Blue. From what ive seen people do online is a primer then a silver base, the blue candy and a clear coat. my problem is im not sure all what i need to order to do this right. when ordering the summit stuff i was able to figure out which hardeners, reducers, etc to use but it almost seems like a guarded secret with HOK. There is a couple of places ive seen selling "KITS" to do a quart that comes with primer, base, clear and all the other stuff but have not found that for what im looking to buy. and it seems like online the prices very an awful lot.

I just want to do this right, ive already spent money on paint that i didnt like and i need this to come out ok.

can anyone help me here?
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Any place that sells HOK paint will be able to tell you what you need with it. Call and place your order or do it in person. HOK makes some really nice products but they are spendy. I don't paint often enough any more to always remember what I need but, the paint store guys have always pointed me in the right direction.
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What are you painting over? Also what did you sand it with? If I where you I would use a pbc. If you have not used candy before and are not a painter good luck getting it to not stripe.
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Sit down and talk to the supplier..Be sure you know whats the sub surface all the way down to the metal..Including what kind of filler if any is on there..If not tell them you must have a matching primer sealer/ surfacer.You need a wall to block any old paint from attacking the new paint...As said have fun with the candy..HOK is some great stuff and lays out well..

Personally i love evercoats feather fill.HOK has a good primer sealer/filler but i have never used it..You can lay it on and get to sanding faster than the rest.Its also more expensive than the feather fill so i shy away from it...I usually do prep with 120-180 grit spray then wet sand with 220 spray a second coat then guide coat and then block with 400..At that point its ready for color..The feather fill helps save time blocking the subsurface and thus saves me about a full day of sanding..
What you will find is that there are no "KITS" for this stuff..Way too many variables to sell kits and get it right..Hell most colors unlike the summit and eastwood crap are always custom mixed batch by batch anyways..So selling a kit isnt a great idea..I tell folks save the summit premixed stuff for trail rigs and work trucks or beaters..
These are the type of questions while its great to ask here id stick with the manufacture on..Changing the base tone will and sometimes drastically change the end candy color.
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