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Old 11-24-2003, 11:39 PM
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Red face K36 too thick in my igloo

I tried spraying primer in 30*F weather and suprise, suprise, it didn't work very well. Yeah, I know, too cold. I won't do it again until it's at least 10* warmer.

I was using ppg K36 with K201 hardener (mixed 5:1). This was too thick to spray evenly out of my gun (devilbiss with a 1.8 tip).

My question is, assuming I wait until it's a bit warmer, will the temperature alone make the K36 a lot thinner (I haven't used K36 before)? Or which reducer can I use to thin it out a bit so that I can spray in 45* temps?

I know ppg says 60* is cool for K36, so what's the coldest I can go and still get good results. I don't want to rush anything. With the price of paint and primer, I want to make sure this will come together nicely. I'm trying to get all the primering done now. Paint will definately wait until warm weather in the spring. Thanks,
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Old 11-25-2003, 07:18 AM
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I know ppg says 60* is cool for K36, so what's the coldest I can go and still get good results. I don't want to rush anything. With the price of paint and primer, I want to make sure this will come together nicely. I'm trying to get all the priming done now. Paint will definitely wait until warm weather in the spring. Thanks,

I'd say that the coldest you can go is maybe 5* max under the 60*. If they say 60 is cool then 60 is really the lowest you want to go. That is why the spec sheets are made up. If you have a garage to get it into, rent/buy/borrow a salamander heater to get the temp up. Just remember though that when the air temp is brought up by artificial means the metal temp will still be cooler unless the heat is on long enough to acclimate.

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Old 11-25-2003, 10:38 AM
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Yep. thats what spec sheets are for.

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I know ppg says 60* is cool for K36, so what's the coldest I can go and still get good results. I don't want to rush anything. With the price of paint and primer, I want to make sure this will come together nicely
You said it all right there my friend... wait for warmer weather or you're just wasting your time and money...
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Patience is a virtue I suppose.
I'll wait for warmer weather.
Maybe I should finish the interior while I wait. Upholstery work just isn't as fun...
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