Clarity of resins HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH UV ADDITIVES! 

UV additives contrary to people's beliefs are clear! They do NOT effect the color of your clear. 
When a manufacturer in this industry chooses a resin, on all spec sheets, there is data on the clarity of the resin. (I'll show this in another post.) 
That clarity, is based off the picture I'm showing. 
That is a scale of 0 (water white clear) to 18 very amber. 
When TAMCO chooses a resin we ONLY will choose, a 0 clarity resin. 
All those resins below are not of the same resins. They are different kinds. The more yellow, to amber, the more "ENAMEL" the resin basis is. 
At TAMCO we refuse to use inferior quality resins. When a clear like the example shown yesterday. (TAMCO 4100 verses PPG 8152) 
When you see TAMCO is clear and PPG has yellowish cast. That is because they choose a resin on that scale that wasn't 0 clarity. The more yellow, the more enamlized a system is. Only way to explain it for you to all
Understand.

When you use high quality acrylic urethane resins that are a 0 they are water clear. 
When you add 2 standard UV absorbers. (One is a liquid and one is a powder, they get post added to the formula. One of the last things you add in the process of manufacturing the product. They blend in, and add ZERO color to your clear. People who state other wise has ZERO idea of what they speak of. If you hear the ridiculous rumor that a clear is yellow because it has more UV, stop listening to that person. They are totally clueless. And know nothing of manufacturing a product. They know what someone told them one day while trying to explain why the clear is so more yellow than another.

Companies add the lower quality resins for various reasons to their formulas. Ease of use, they will cure and dry better in poor conditions, they will work without proper air flow, they will work better with too much air flow, they aren't as sensitive to many things a true acrylic urethane is sensitive too.

TAMCO can be more difficult to get the hang of, because it needs environments to be a little better than poor.

Now last part. You can't possible have the the same technology as PPG or the rest. You're too small. R & D costs so much that you shouldn't be able to sell clear that much less than the big guys. 
That is just not factual. The truth is no one here has a clue what the cost of raw material resins are. Automotive paint companies work off a almost 1000% markup. 
Most R & D is also provided to you by the resin manufacturer in many cases. Paint companies reply on that. We use BASF resins. They are one of the largest manufacturers in the world. Many other paint companies use them too. But doesn't mean they choose to spend the money on the best resins. They are more about the bottom line than anything. 
At TAMCO we care more about our reputation than anything. Why we use what we do, and refuse to use what so many others do!

So people can think we charge what we do, and make crap. Or they can stop being know it alls, and actually learn something. It costs PPG and the rest of them less money to make a gallon of clear than it costs me. They have far larger buying power than me. They buy by the tanker, and train rail, I buy by the drums.

We choose to offer a high quality product at a FAIR markup. That's why you can buy my 2021 which is a higher solids, water clear version, verses PPG's version for $450.00+. It's all in the markup that the automotive industry as a whole follows. Notice almost all big boys clears are about the same price.

Feel free to ask questions, this was long, and I tried to stay on a basic track. I'm sick to death of reading the bs all over the place from know it all painters who talk trash without a clue, and trash this company for what we do and don't do. Or use and don't use, or charge or don't charge.

The above was taken from our Facebook group "Tamco Paint Automotive 411". Join it, it's very helpful! 

Tamco makes the finest quality primers money can buy. Again, we use the best ingredients. Our DTM 2K urethane primers do not use industrial enamels as others do. We use 100% acrylic polyols (same as what we use in our clears). Our resins are DIRECT TO METAL resins. Read the instructions on other primers. They most likely want you to use metal preps BEFORE applying the primer. Why? It’s because they do not use the more expensive direct to metal resins. WE DO! Our HP5310, can be directly applied over sanded steel, galvanize, and even most aluminums -- try that with the others!

We also use both clay, and talc. Most modern primers to do blend the two powders. We do. This gives you are a little harder to sand primer initially - BUT WILL NOT DRAW SAND SCRATCHES in 90 days! Our primers have NO EQUAL in the market. (65% solids in the HC-5310). Our Primers DO NOT SHRINK!

Our HP5311 Black 2K acrylic primer is not only direct to metal BUT DIRECT TO RUST.

We make the most unique epoxy primer made! Only Boeing aircraft uses the epoxy resin that we use in our DIRECT TO ANYTHING (DTA) epoxy! This product sticks virtually to any surface including stainless steel and glass! Most amazingly, unlike any other epoxy on the market, you can paint over the product (when used as a sealer) WET ON WET! Read the other epoxies. They all want to see a minimum of 2-4 hours before topcoating. Our DTA epoxy can be used as a sealer or primer, and for large jobs, can be topcoated up to 7 days without sanding! This is an excellent choice for large fleets, or car restoration shops.
Tamco makes the finest quality primers money can buy. Again, we use the best ingredients. Our DTM 2K urethane primers do not use industrial enamels as others do. We use 100% acrylic polyols (same as what we use in our clears). Our resins are DIRECT TO METAL resins. Read the instructions on other primers. They most likely want you to use metal preps BEFORE applying the primer. Why? It’s because they do not use the more expensive direct to metal resins. WE DO! Our HP5310, can be directly applied over sanded steel, galvanize, and even most aluminums -- try that with the others!

We also use both clay, and talc. Most modern primers to do blend the two powders. We do. This gives you are a little harder to sand primer initially - BUT WILL NOT DRAW SAND SCRATCHES in 90 days! Our primers have NO EQUAL in the market. (65% solids in the HC-5310). Our Primers DO NOT SHRINK!

Our HP5311 Black 2K acrylic primer is not only direct to metal BUT DIRECT TO RUST.

We make the most unique epoxy primer made! Only Boeing aircraft uses the epoxy resin that we use in our DIRECT TO ANYTHING (DTA) epoxy! This product sticks virtually to any surface including stainless steel and glass! Most amazingly, unlike any other epoxy on the market, you can paint over the product (when used as a sealer) WET ON WET! Read the other epoxies. They all want to see a minimum of 2-4 hours before topcoating. Our DTA epoxy can be used as a sealer or primer, and for large jobs, can be topcoated up to 7 days without sanding! This is an excellent choice for large fleets, or car restoration shops.
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