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Old 12-17-2007, 07:25 PM
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I'm an idiot!! mixed reducer with hardener instead of clear!!

I grabbed a can of Nason base reducer instead of the clear (very similar can, should have read the label) and mixed it with hardener and sprayed it onto my undercarriage!!


I laid the base down (nason ful-base) and then topcoated it with a 3:1 ratio of reducer to hardener (no clear)!!!

What do i do now???

I still need to get a clear coat on it, but how long should I wait before i apply it? should I put another coat of base down first?

Help this idiot!!

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I would test sand and spray in a small incospicuouis place and see what happens.
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I guess i am an idiot too,I hit submit instead of spell check.
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It's just barely passing it's flash time right now. Wouldn't it be too soon to sand?

I sprayed it probably 30 minutes ago. it is still glossy in some areas. Should I just allow extra time for the reducer to evaporate out and then shoot the clear?

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If it was mine, I think I'd take rags and solvent, and try to wipe it off before it begins to moisture cure. Be careful if you try that though to make sure you wear good chemical resistant gloves so you don't get the hardner/solvent mixture on your skin.
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I guess i am an idiot too,I hit submit instead of spell check.

Hehehehe he said "incospicuouis"

Just kidding, geez, if it wasn't for spell check or my living spell check (my wife) you guys wouldn't be able to read what I write!

You know, the first thing I think is that the base would have wicked the solvent and the hardener into it. It may have kicked the base and if you just sprayed clear over it, all would be good. But I am not sure, I sure as heck wouldn't want to tell you that. I could see trying it myself. But I would say the best idea is to wipe it off.

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Try a small area to make sure you don't get a re-coat lift or any other reaction then just spray the clear over it. If any thing it will make the clear stick to the base better as the hardener and reducer should soak into the base. I put hardener in my base to make them "bond" as it is often recommended Dupont(they make nason ) when i spray base/clear. But the best thing would be to call the jobber and see what they say. They can call tech for you and get an sure anwser.
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