how to use thinner with clear coats - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2012, 10:08 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 24
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
how to use thinner with clear coats

does anybody have any idea what kind of thinner can mixed with a urethane clear coat im not sure weather to use acetone or mineral spirits or what does anyone know what i can use or is one of these products good enough?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-04-2012, 01:05 AM
dinger's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: 36 Ford painting
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Visalia, Ca.
Age: 62
Posts: 2,711
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 107
Thanked 116 Times in 81 Posts
Read the directions that come with the product.
__________________
"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not." - Mark Twain
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-04-2012, 01:34 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 24
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
you know what funny the stuff i got doesnt any directions on the can i have already looked the can over and i see no directions at all it tells you the products you can use in its brand but i got was a qt. and they $40 for a liter of reducer and im not trying to spend that kind of money when im not gonna use the whole can. The brand clear im useing is (U-POL 20:88) and like i daid im just trying to find out if i can use acetone or mineral spirits or just regular paint thinner or is there another automobile reducer that i can use? It does say it can be shot without diluteing but im not sure a qt. is gonna be enough but with the thinner it would be
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-04-2012, 05:41 AM
bondo's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Chaumont Bay N.Y.
Posts: 960
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 7
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by spyke
you know what funny the stuff i got doesnt any directions on the can i have already looked the can over and i see no directions at all it tells you the products you can use in its brand but i got was a qt. and they $40 for a liter of reducer and im not trying to spend that kind of money when im not gonna use the whole can. The brand clear im useing is (U-POL 20:88) and like i daid im just trying to find out if i can use acetone or mineral spirits or just regular paint thinner or is there another automobile reducer that i can use? It does say it can be shot without diluteing but im not sure a qt. is gonna be enough but with the thinner it would be
Ayuh,... It ain't that Easy,....

Using Anything but the Recommended thinner is Beggin' for Disaster...

Even usin' a different brand of the same product will leave ya lookin' at a Mess when yer done...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-04-2012, 06:56 AM
shine's Avatar
SPI Thug
 

Last journal entry: some progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bluff dale texas
Posts: 2,779
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 256 Times in 202 Posts
for anyone else following this. you use anything other than urethane reducer in urethane you will learn to make jelly. if you start mixing cheap enamel / base / urethane you will create a mess. paint systems are designed to work together , not just mix up whatever you feel like.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-04-2012, 11:21 AM
TucsonJay's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 852
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 124 Times in 95 Posts
Water is even cheaper ...but I wouldn't use it.

If you think you are saving money by trying something else... you may end up having to sand off $40 worth of urethane clear, plus the cost of the reducer... then you get to pay for it all over again... and you will spend at least three times as long doing the job. Doing it right in the first place will give you something that will last, and keep from frustrating you.

Just for your info... there are some urethane reducers that are formulated to be used with multiple products... but take your paint store's advise before you start experimenting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-04-2012, 11:24 AM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 17,028
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 24
Thanked 330 Times in 257 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by spyke
It does say it can be shot without diluteing but im not sure a qt. is gonna be enough but with the thinner it would be
Hope you find out what to use....If you get it thin enough, you could clear coat a battleship with that quart........
__________________
Ontario Rodders
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-04-2012, 11:27 AM
shine's Avatar
SPI Thug
 

Last journal entry: some progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bluff dale texas
Posts: 2,779
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 256 Times in 202 Posts
i'm gonna love seeing pics of this.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2012, 12:28 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 24
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
well it came with a hardener thats comp. to it their the same brand but the only problem is they only sell the reducer in a 5 gallon bucket i know if i get it thin enough the 1 qt. will be more than enough but like i said the maine question is what can i use to thin without messing it upi have been all over the place trying to find out what to use
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2012, 06:52 AM
shine's Avatar
SPI Thug
 

Last journal entry: some progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bluff dale texas
Posts: 2,779
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 256 Times in 202 Posts
it is a 4:1 mix . you can not thin it to make it go further.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2012, 06:58 AM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 17,028
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 24
Thanked 330 Times in 257 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by spyke
well it came with a hardener thats comp. to it their the same brand but the only problem is they only sell the reducer in a 5 gallon bucket i know if i get it thin enough the 1 qt. will be more than enough but like i said the maine question is what can i use to thin without messing it upi have been all over the place trying to find out what to use
If they sell it in a 5 gallon bucket, get them to give you the name of the product. I find it hard to believe that it doesnt come in a smaller container, but what do I know, I only work in a NAPA store
__________________
Ontario Rodders
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2012, 07:04 AM
shine's Avatar
SPI Thug
 

Last journal entry: some progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bluff dale texas
Posts: 2,779
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 256 Times in 202 Posts
ponch , everything about this deal is bs. they sell urethane reducer in 1 gal cans not 5 gal. upol has a good web site. there have been numerous suggestions on how to do it right. this whole rustoleum thing is starting to smell . nothing this guy has done so far has been done right. he will not listen . cant afford paint but can afford a set of 22's ? mods need to take a serious look at some of the stuff going on right now .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2012, 08:41 AM
1971BB427's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Latest changes
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Portland
Posts: 2,078
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 20
Thanked 374 Times in 331 Posts
$40 for a 5 gal. pail sounds way cheap to me! I wouldn't skimp on paint, there;s other places to save that don't show. Upol comes in 1 liter-5 liter cans. Have your supplier order the size you need.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2012, 08:43 AM
LATECH's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 

Last journal entry: Motor - vator
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,428
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 230
Thanked 292 Times in 271 Posts
Acetone, Mineral spirits? Is he painting a barn or painting his nails?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2012, 08:45 AM
LATECH's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 

Last journal entry: Motor - vator
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,428
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 230
Thanked 292 Times in 271 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1971BB427
$40 for a 5 gal. pail sounds way cheap to me! I wouldn't skimp on paint, there;s other places to save that don't show. Upol comes in 1 liter-5 liter cans. Have your supplier order the size you need.
I agree, save money on the items that bolt on, as they can be changed easy, paint...not so much.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
do you add thinner to clear when applying a pearl? spyke Hotrodding Basics 24 02-06-2012 03:55 PM
The Best Gun for Clear Coats? piercetdg Body - Exterior 15 09-12-2011 07:46 AM
coats of clear slickss96 Introduce Yourself 1 10-17-2010 10:58 AM
coats of clear slickss96 Introduce Yourself 2 10-17-2010 10:57 AM
Do more coats of clear..... Rick WI Body - Exterior 2 04-08-2005 09:30 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.