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05-28-2011 10:57 AM
colormecrazy Oh yah... To answer the original question:
Yes. You certainly can use SS paint to touch up base clear. If it is a solid color, I think it's the best way to go. As stated earlier in the thread, it's not the best for matching a metallic. But, it certainly can be done. And can work well.
05-28-2011 10:52 AM
colormecrazy
Quote:
Originally Posted by BarryK
Great idea on the paper cups, never thought of that.
Our gel machines use a Dixie cup like what you would get a small sundae in from dairy queen.
We buy by cases and they are expensive but they work great.
Make sure they are not wax-coated paper cups!
05-27-2011 07:32 PM
BarryK
Quote:
Originally Posted by KMatch
I've always been concerned about whatever wax they use to seal the paper. No problems, I suppose?
I would guess this would be a legitimate concern if spraying but the cups we used are for batch testing and they look to be wax free.

I have made Small amounts of paint in them and sprayed many of times and never had an issue but that is not their real purpose.

Did have one that had a slow Leak about three years ago and that was a mess, what we do is say take a batch of clear we just made and activate the clear and fill the cup with 200 grams of material, set it in the gel timer, some items will take 60 minutes to 16 hours to gel and something thing like epoxy may take four days.

The cups are pretty sturdy and special order.
05-27-2011 07:26 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by daveismissing
Well, you double up so the kids don't squish the red goo allover,
sometimes the bottom one stays clean?
Gotcha' lol
05-27-2011 07:14 PM
daveismissing Well, you double up so the kids don't squish the red goo allover,
sometimes the bottom one stays clean?
05-27-2011 08:42 AM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by daveismissing
McD***lds ketchup cups for mixing tiny amounts
And they just follow you home ?
05-26-2011 09:54 PM
daveismissing McD***lds ketchup cups for mixing tiny amounts
05-26-2011 09:00 PM
gto_ron
SS touchup on BC/CC

OK

I admit I touch up road chips on my BC/CC cars with unreduced lacquer and an artists brush. It sands down and buffs out fine. You may have to apply it several times to 'fill in' the chip.

Ron
05-26-2011 03:03 PM
adantessr
Quote:
Originally Posted by KMatch
I've always been concerned about whatever wax they use to seal the paper. No problems, I suppose?
I don't use the wax sealed dixie cups. I bought the uncoated paper bowls from Walmart. They get soggy with water, but paint doesn't seem to bother them that much.
05-26-2011 11:54 AM
KMatch
Quote:
Originally Posted by BarryK
Great idea on the paper cups, never thought of that.
Our gel machines use a Dixie cup like what you would get a small sundae in from dairy queen.
We buy by cases and they are expensive but they work great.
I've always been concerned about whatever wax they use to seal the paper. No problems, I suppose?
05-26-2011 11:36 AM
cboy Thanks for the info Barry. Pretty much in line with what others were saying but always good to get the straight scoop from a pro.
05-26-2011 11:01 AM
BarryK Great idea on the paper cups, never thought of that.
Our gel machines use a Dixie cup like what you would get a small sundae in from dairy queen.
We buy by cases and they are expensive but they work great.
05-26-2011 10:30 AM
adantessr
Quote:
Originally Posted by BarryK
First you will never have a chemical reaction using single stage to touch up stone chips, I should never say never but it would be a new one on me if you did.

Other issue is SS over a metallic base will show bad as the metallics set different and may show a mismatch. Solid colors, no issue.

Dewy, like said take some base, add anywhere from 5-10% clear for touch up, yes you would need more clear if spraying but touch up you want hiding more then anything.
With this mixture you might keep in a jar for down the road and as far as activation dump a little in a quart paint can lid and you don't need to be exact with the activator if 4:1 drop about a quarter of the area next to it or less as bases varies with reactivity with activator and mix with touch up brush, number 2 sword brush will do a perfect job if you apply a coat and let set 15 minutes and then a second coat.
I keep a supply of paper bowl for small mixes. No chance of contamination. No mess and no clean up. Little brushes from Harbor Freight. Block sand with 2000 grit and a little buff job and Voila' . Nearly invisible.
05-26-2011 09:30 AM
BarryK First you will never have a chemical reaction using single stage to touch up stone chips, I should never say never but it would be a new one on me if you did.

Other issue is SS over a metallic base will show bad as the metallics set different and may show a mismatch. Solid colors, no issue.

Dewy, like said take some base, add anywhere from 5-10% clear for touch up, yes you would need more clear if spraying but touch up you want hiding more then anything.
With this mixture you might keep in a jar for down the road and as far as activation dump a little in a quart paint can lid and you don't need to be exact with the activator if 4:1 drop about a quarter of the area next to it or less as bases varies with reactivity with activator and mix with touch up brush, number 2 sword brush will do a perfect job if you apply a coat and let set 15 minutes and then a second coat.
05-26-2011 09:07 AM
454 Rattler Irelands child, Thanks for the info. I'm glad you mentioned the grease and wax remover too.

Thanks !!


454 RATTLER
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