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Old 12-15-2009, 08:44 PM
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how much is to much reducer

maybe my problem is over reducing could this be causing my solvent pop? I was shooting cc with 10% reducer and having some orange peel.so I reduced to 20% goes on like glass but I think I'm getting solvent pop. my shop temp is around 70 d I was spraying with mid temp reducer/activator sooo i'm wondering now what would happen if I went with slow activator and fast reducer? thanks for any and all info.....dan.

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Yes, yes, YES, YES that could be your problem. What are the manufacturers recommendation?

If you used a "slower" reducer so the top would "say open" longer for the solvent to flash off my be a fix too.

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thanks manufacture recommends 10%. I have heard of painters shooting up to 50% on final coat. thanks
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thanks manufacture recommends 10%. I have heard of painters shooting up to 50% on final coat. thanks
Honestly 50% is WAY too much and can cause all kinds of problems. People do all kinds of things I mean some cops steal drugs from guys they arrest, it don't mean they are doing a good job!

Setting up the gun properly is the key (the right choice of equipment and a quality air supply is paramount of course) to getting good atomization and a smooth finish.

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Work on the gun settings as most material will layout wet and slick with the proper settings..Rule of thumb is no more than 10% reducer if needed at all..Now saying that I use one clear that is mixed 4:1:1 for all overs..

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thanks for all the info guys. I do still have one q? If I shoot the clear with a shop temp of 72 degrees, will it help me to use a slow activator and a fast reducer? I was thinking the reducer would dry up before the activator skimmed over on top. but I don't know thanks.
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If the clear it's self is to cold it will affect it's viscosity.

The idea is to use the right speed/temp reducer and just enough to let it flow through the gun ..

There were some good threads about viscosity around here some where ...

Make sure your material it'self is also up to temp..

Paint Viscosity Follow Up

I always get orange peel! I hate orange peel!

**=> http://www.a2zautoforums.com/showthr...ight=Viscosity


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