UreKem/The Coatings Store

Bartman

Member
They sell tinted sealers too, I like their metallic, but you can always mix some base in the sealer to start the color train. But my belief is always to put the money in the clear.

Its not garbage paint by any stretch, they could use a little more label on their grease and wax remover, and I loved their old candy concentrates. It was in a plastic jug that had an ounce cup molded at the cap. They went to the tin can like house of kolor.

I went to the website. I'm going to try the silver and gold sealers. I spray a few candies and I have tried the ones from HOK.
 
It will save you some paint and they have alot of choices now. Still can always tip some base in your sealer to possibly save a coat, just seems better to get it premixed. The metallic silver is really heavy, no real flake appearance, just heavy uniform silver.

Those little jugs were nice for mixing candies. Maybe they break easily in shipping, I dont know.
 

orangejuiced86

Garage hack at night.....
Have to bump and old thread. Did another golf cart using this base. Honestly, for the price on these types of projects you just cant beat it.


Urekem black cherry pearl base with SPI black on the stripes. Euro clear
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Also ordered some an orange to see what it was like. $45 for a quart.

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Middle one here

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So far I've used this stuff on maybe 6 or 7 jobs and i see no issues. I'm so grossed out with the cost of paint these days that a base like this with some really vibrant colors is a breath of fresh air.

Right here I have just under $300 in sprayouts.......

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Desertguy

Promoted Users
I've got two vehicles done in urekem. Have a celica painted in hot pink pearl 7 or 8 years ago. Still looks great. They didn't activate the base when they painted it, so it's a little easier to get rock chips. My wife almost never drives, so the car just sits there in the desert sun all day. It gets neglected and only washed every few months or more.
In April I painted my Jeep XJ Wagoneer in urekem root beer pearl. It turned out great. Did the job myself, and used SPI epoxy, and SPI build primer. Used 1/2 a gallon to do 3 coats of base, and most of the gallon of clear.
Also painted some furniture with the hot pink pearl recently. Not sure how it'll react with the wood, but turned out pretty good.
The prices went from $250 to $450 or so for the gallon kit in those 8 years. Still a pretty good deal.
 

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I am also rolling the dice on this GM Pewter color, this avalanche we bought for 750 needs at least a whole side done and hood, as well as figuring out something for the cladding. I guess I will be reporting on the autobahn paint line. Last night as I walked out in the dark, the fender and gas door that was painted with the Mipa german stuff was terribly dark. 150 a quart of badly tinted product or 94 a gallon.
 

Bartman

Member
I am also rolling the dice on this GM Pewter color, this avalanche we bought for 750 needs at least a whole side done and hood, as well as figuring out something for the cladding. I guess I will be reporting on the autobahn paint line. Last night as I walked out in the dark, the fender and gas door that was painted with the Mipa german stuff was terribly dark. 150 a quart of badly tinted product or 94 a gallon.

That's interesting. We've done hundreds of jobs now with MIPA and have had very low paint match issues. Wonder if it was a mixing problem or just the wrong variant? We use the variant deck religiously.
 

Bartman

Member
I've been using Urechem color some on custom stuff and their metallic sealers. They seem to be pretty nice. But like I said earlier, like all custom paint I have used, poor coverage. They sell tinted sealers for a reason.....
 
That's interesting. We've done hundreds of jobs now with MIPA and have had very low paint match issues. Wonder if it was a mixing problem or just the wrong variant? We use the variant deck religiously.
I dont know, it was the only place close by that I found, even though they have been here for 20 some years. This pewter is a pretty cool color, silver in bright sun, gold when its overcast, so it is a tough match I would think. Never talked about variants, even though we took the old gas door with us.

This was the car we fixed that caught on fire, the gas door was broken off by the fire department, they popped the hood from the side and wrecked the fender. We replaced what they called a spoiler on the back that came off a greenish tint color that seems to have the same properties. So I am sure sealer color probably had something to do with it, but it was definitely green tinted in the evening. I know it covered nice and there are alot of variables from coats to sealer, just disappointing after getting hosed on cost. This avalanche only has 90K miles so worst case we will paint the whole thing. Just trying to figure out a single stage color for the cladding since I am trying to plastic weld (hot air real welding tool) and will need to seal, as well as the bed covers being badly oxidized because its all unpainted to the brown color. They sold me some black tint to use in their epoxy, maybe we just tint the pewter with black so the cladding is closer to a silver blend to black than brown, when it is silver in the sun that is.
 

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
I am also rolling the dice on this GM Pewter color, this avalanche we bought for 750 needs at least a whole side done and hood, as well as figuring out something for the cladding. I guess I will be reporting on the autobahn paint line. Last night as I walked out in the dark, the fender and gas door that was painted with the Mipa german stuff was terribly dark. 150 a quart of badly tinted product or 94 a gallon.

If it's the color I think it is that GM Pewter has multiple variances. 5 or 6 if memory serves me right. Ask to see the Alt decks and compare with your gas tank lid. Look at it in artificial and natural light if at all possible. Don't trust that the guy behind the counter will do that. Counter guys almost always just revert back to the prime formula. When you do shoot it use a neutral gray sealer. Neutral gray or to the lighter end of the gray scale. That will work best for blending purposes
 
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If it's the color I think it is that GM Pewter has multiple variances. 5 or 6 if memory serves me right. Ask to see the Alt decks and compare with your gas tank lid. Look at it in artificial and natural light if at all possible. Don't trust that the guy behind the counter will do that. Counter guys almost always just revert back to the prime formula. When you do shoot it use a neutral gray sealer. Neutral gray or to the lighter end of the gray scale. That will work best for blending purposes
Thanks, I will definitely go to gray sealer on the side of the truck. 18-20 year paint job and yeah, he could have actually used the gas door instead of mixing real paint. It was so long that I bought "real paint" I guess I was expecting too much.

The poor guy that owned this did not know he had brain tumors, took the truck out, hit the front, ripped off the bumper cover, knocked off the passenger mirror, ripped off the cladding on the truck bed side and the cladding off the rear bumper cover at the corner. Two or three accidents on a day.

I am not trying to do a crap job on this, but industrial side has been miserable so just trying to find a way to make some rent money. It looks like we have to get a replacement hood, so painting most of it anyway.
 

orangejuiced86

Garage hack at night.....
Yep. I called a few times and spoke with them. When I was trying to find an orange for a current project I called them and asked if they had any speedshapes painted that I could purchase rather than painting one, I did over 20 sprayouts. They said if I buy a quart(the smallest quantity sold) and spray like 2oz I can return the quart if he doesnt like the color.

Now I would probably never do that, but the fact that he understood the situation and gave me a resolution was pretty awesome.
 
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