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Old 05-26-2009, 10:52 PM
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MC, I am painting the chassis of a dump truck. I must have spoke with Mark, as it was a guy on the phone at Tremclad. I tried to spray the water based rust paint this weekend. I used a 1.7 tip, gravity feed HVLP gun (cheepie), and the paint straight out of the can. Too thick. I found it awkward to use the spray gun for what I was doing and instead of trying to thin the paint I just went back to a brush. But the paint definitely needs to be thinned. I couldn't get enough out of the gun to get it to go on "glossy".
Use the oil based (Synthetic Alkyd based resin), Tremclad enamel.
Mixing ratio 8 parts paint-4 parts reducer(any decent enamel reducer), and 1 part hardener (Evercoats DOI Wet look Hardener.
Spray with your cheapie hvlp gun, you will have way better results than the water based kool-aid they make.....MC

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Looks great. Okay, are you going to share the brand and if it's available in the US?
it is sold and marketed in Canada by Micron Coatings, it is made by All Color in the Toronto area.
It is just you basic run of the mill super high gloss enamel.
Most guys don't use enamel anymore, it's all BC/CC now, and up here it's a lot of watrerbourne base and low VOV clear.
My driver, 2005 Caravan is in a rpoduction body shop as I writer this, hit a Deer, $1200 damage to front right fender area, the shop uses only water bourne base paints now.
The young guys in the shop don't even know what enamel is......... the paint is MC 200 enamel, and comes from www.microncoatings.ca
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pics of my painting quest

Here is a another couple of pics, as you can tell I am doing this car in sections.
A little peel in paint will need to polish out.
I also could have done a little more body prep, as flaws can be seen, live and learn....MC disclaimer, this writer is no way promoting my type of paint, and/or paint product/process
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just joined and i noticed u guys talking about painting with tremclad. I just started to play around with painting and i was wondering if u mix the primer the same as the paint
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just joined and i noticed u guys talking about painting with tremclad. I just started to play around with painting and i was wondering if u mix the primer the same as the paint

Hi, fellow Prairie Canuck, yes you can spray Tremclad paint, as well as the primer.
I am not suggesting to anyone to paint anything, as I do not want to piss anyone off, and have to axes to grind with anyone on this topic, but since you asked.
Okay Tremclad is basically a Synthetic (Alykyd) Enamel, and is quite thick in its form right out of the can, and has a quite slow acting mineral spirits solvent base to it.
To spray Tremclad paint mix in this ratio 8 parts Tremclad, 4 parts Automotive enamel reducer and 1 part generic type gloss hardener. Now this ratio is approximate, and the manufacturer does not provide any instruction on this recipe, so it might need to be tweaked a bit according to conditons, temp in shop, spray equipment etc.
Once you are ready to shoot this on lay on a light 1st tack coat, let this flash, then shoot on a medium coat, let flash, to be followd by another full cover coat.

Now this is enamel, so be careful, allow it to flash, do not lay it on too thick, or you will get curtains, sprayed on too thin, and fast, you may get the dull overspray look, so be prepared to play around with this, on test objects.
This paint is super for frames,floors, engines, inner fenders, trailers etc.
There are very reasonably priced Urethane and BC/CC systems that can be bought out there too, so look around.
Being that your in Canada, you can try International Coatings, they sell a super high gloss industrial enamel, that they can tint to any color, but no metallics or flakes, and it is a nice paint to work with, and about $40 per gallon, plus reducer and hardner extra.
Now be prepared for those that will let you have it for thinking about painting with this type of enamel.
Tremclad primer, reduce with automotive enamel reducer, ie Nason , reduce bya anywhere from 25 to 40%, shoot on 3 coats, let flash, between coats ,do not lay it on thick, as it will run if reduced a lot. This primer once fully cured about 2 weeks, I have put all type fillers, epoxy primers, 2 k urethane primers, and all types of topcoats, but it has to be good and CURED first. This primer has a good sealing quality, and very good corrosion resistance...Hope this helps......MC

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