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Need some paint help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5DRAGER, May 5, 2003.

  1. K5DRAGER

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    Going to try to paint the Blazer this weekend if the weather works out. The ? I have is, the paint I bought is acrylic enamel and was wondering what I use to thin it. Doe they sell enamel reducer? And if they do what ratio do I thin it or will the reducer can tell me that. Any help would be great. I used to work in a body shop about 10 years ago, but its alot different when you don't have all the products right there for ya. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Enamel reducer will do the job reducing.

    As to what the ratio is for the cut, either the paint, or the reducer will state it on the label's. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
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    Thanks Don ! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Anytime! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    It all depends on temp and humidity. Just thin it enough to where it will run off a screwdriver(should use a ZAHN cup) and start to drip from the end in about 3 -5 secs and that should be sufficant for spraying. Always shoot a test spot on something else prior to shooting your rig. Let that set up for about 45 mins and look to see the results. if it looks good then shoot your rig.
     
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    Thanks for the tips bee32. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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