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Old 08-18-2005, 10:25 PM
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Flattening agents.. need help

I have some omni flattening agent laying around that i would like to use up and at the same time i would like to make the wheels for my project satin.. i use spi universal clear.. is there some way i can test and see if this will work? im new to mixing different products around and i would rather not sand these wheels twice.. thanks

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Any Flattening agent will work in any clear or paint. (Shake well, first)

95% of the flattening products out there is made with OK412 and only difference will be is how strong they have the mixture.

So one brand may take 20% to another brand that may take 30% to get the same flatness.

Also the higher solids the clear the more flattener it will take.
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I've mixed flattener brands in the past and never had a problem. Like Barry said, some are definately weaker than others.
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Does more of the clears activator needed or just mix the clear as usual and add this in?
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Always activate at proper ratio first than add the flattener.
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Keep shaking the gun as you paint too. I have found out that if you sit the gun down for a few minutes the flattener will settle out.

Flattener is twitchy and doesnt take much in the bottom of the cup to throw your flatteness off.

Just look at a flattener tech sheet and see how much difference 1oz of flattener per quart swings the %.

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I dont use ppg's products anymore.. im looking for tech sheets online but cant seem to find them.. anyone have a link to the tech manual?
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How about here.

http://www.ppg.com/cr-refinish/phase...roductInfo.asp

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