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Old 03-22-2005, 03:49 PM
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Hey BarryK reducing Epoxy

Hey Barry:
I have shot the Impala with epoxy mostly 2 coats
I have fixed the dents and smoothed the car I have a few
spots of Bare metal about quarter size and I have
sanded the whole car with 220 to smooth the roughness
my learning the gun caused.

So heres the question, Can I use reducer with the epoxy to
get this top epoxy coat smooth (with me shooting).
and if so, How much do you reccomend.

I was getting closer but I was still getting rough spots on my blends (I had to do a panel at a time) I will be shooting the whole car at once this go round.

Keep in mind I am new and stupid!!!

BTW all the complaints about the epoxy being hard to sand is BUNK it sand and finishes great I really like it.
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[QUOTE=rick458]Hey Barry:
I have shot the Impala with epoxy mostly 2 coats
I have fixed the dents and smoothed the car I have a few
spots of Bare metal about quarter size and I have
sanded the whole car with 220 to smooth the roughness
my learning the gun caused.

So heres the question, Can I use reducer with the epoxy to
get this top epoxy coat smooth (with me shooting).
and if so, How much do you reccomend.

I was getting closer but I was still getting rough spots on my blends (I had to do a panel at a time) I will be shooting the whole car at once this go round.

Keep in mind I am new and stupid!!!
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Sure you can, any urethane reducer. For leveling to a half mixed quart try 2oz.
you can add more if needed but a shot glass should make a big difference.
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2 oz it is
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When I spray my 2k Turbo Primer this weekend, should I wait 3 hours between coats? this is with Medium redeucer
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Hey rick,
There IS a difference between stupid and not knowing.

The difference is the 3rd time you make the same STUPID mistake.

Your doing great man,Keep it up.
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WHEW!!!!!! stopped it at 2
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Hi guys,

I have a similar question, only I'm not as far along yet. I am about to shoot epoxy for the first time this weekend. I am ordering materials. So far, I am getting 5L of primer, 5L hardener and a urethane reducer, should I reduce the mixed epoxy right from the start for the first coat or shoot it straight 1:1 mix?

Rich
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Shoot it straight.
Reducing is for spoting or blending or weird temp issues and the paint is "just too thick".You NEED the coverage from the paint full mix.
Go read MARTINSR's Atomization post and set your gun up accordingly.
Basically, Hold the gun approx.7" from a test area,full fan adj., and pull the trigger to "air" then pull for 1 sec. full paint and let off in a horizontal pattern spray. Do this till it runs and back down on the paint knob "just a little" to keep from running.
Paint an area and adj. your speed accordingly.
Sure, You can open it WFO and spray like crazy,but this gives you SOME amount of control and your run's will be less if non existent.

Brian, Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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