I am in the process of bodywork/prep for paint on my Black 90 Vert.
Bodywork is basically done and I am shooting a complete primer this morning using PPG K36. This was chosen for various reasons including positive experiences by myself and some acquaintances.
I am going to use a single stage urethane, color is black. Single stage reasons include ease of repair so that I do not have to ever live with chips or door dings.
PPG makes a couple of different lines. DCC which is the top of the SS line will cost $350. Omni will cost $150. My paint supplier would not even give me a price on PPG Shopline, which is marketed to body shops.
I really like PPG products, but I am having trouble justifying in my mind the cost of material for this car. It is not that I cannot afford the top of the line, I just want to know if I need top of the line. After all, this car looked like ****, it will look great for several years no matter what I paint it with.
My question is as follows:
1. Paint supplier tells me the difference between the two is that DCC will last for '15-20 years' and that Omni will only last for '2-3 years'. Is this bullshit? Is Omni really such a poor product? Will it fade or peel or what? I think that he may be greatly exaggerating the difference. Keep in mind that the car lives in Dallas TX and we get lots of sunshine. The car will be mostly parked inside, but also spends much time on the road; this is no garage queen.
2. If Omni line really not so good, then does anyone have experience with paint lines like this?
I discovered these guys buying tools online. I noticed the paint and became curious if the paint was maybe similar to the Omni line or to the PPG Shopline product?
I would really appreciate some insight based on experience with these products.
Thanks in advance.