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Old 03-05-2004, 09:54 AM
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one shot over midcoat

I am in the process of painting my wagon a two tone with flames.The top is aviator grey pearl and the bottom is prowler orange.I shot the bottom with one coat of orange and before i removed the tape i shot a mid -coat, mixed in clear to the base.I did the same for the top.Now i need to stripe the flames and wetsand before the final coats of clear.If im using one shot do i need a caatalyst in the paint so it doesnt activate the base clear ?
I also thought of using a tape on pinstripe (not a guide stencil) and clearing over that .Is it too thick to hide with clear?Will you always feel the stripe under the clear?

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Hi 6speedwagon- I've cleared over One-Shot with and without catalyst. I usually do NOT add a catalyst to it. In all the instances I've done it there have been no problems. I'd paint it on rather than use a stripe because you'd have to really pour on the clearcoats in order not to feel the stripe. Good luck ,and the ride sounds cool!
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Hi 6speedwagon- I've cleared over One-Shot with and without catalyst. I usually do NOT add a catalyst to it. In all the instances I've done it there have been no problems. I'd paint it on rather than use a stripe because you'd have to really pour on the clearcoats in order not to feel the stripe. Good luck ,and the ride sounds cool!
what speed reducer should i use.Im in new england and its still pretty chilly and my garage is only heated when im there.
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I've never used one shot but at another board for custom painting I've read that some do use a few drops of catalyst just to prevent anything from happening . I have also read about guys who do not use catalyst and they have problems with the one shot running or smearing . So use your discretion .
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Old 03-08-2004, 06:38 AM
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Sorry I was gone all weekend- to answer about reducer- use the correct for the temperature- I use NAPA products so I look to their specs- just an enamel reducer as you would on single stage or clear, proper for the temp- don't know what products you are using for base/clear...If you are concerned,like outlaw suggests, just a few drops of catalyst should do you and wait for that cure time! Good luck!
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Old 03-08-2004, 07:55 AM
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Here is the secret for clearing over 1 Shot is real simple. Catalyst or not, you'll need to spray several VERY light dry mist coats of whatever clear you choose over the 1 Shot until it's covered, obviously letting them dry between. Then and only then you can bury it under as much clear as you want. Word to the wise - TEST PANEL! This method has always worked for me.

My bad. I forgot to mention that if you don't use a catalyst, you'll need to let the 1 Shot 'outgas' for at least 48 hours. I have pushed it at 36 hours, but it's all you if you do that. If you do use a catalyst, I let it 'outgas' for 24 hours just to be safe. All this is according to our friend Kevin Ledbetter at 1 Shot.

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Old 03-08-2004, 08:09 AM
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I save the ends of catalyst cans and use it in all my brush enamels. Works great in One shot, Testor's & Pactra, etc., paints. Indispensable in painting model cars 'cause it hardens the paint over night which otherwise takes many days to become stable and fingerprint proof. I am not particular what catalyst I use in what paint. Have had food results whichever catalyst I use.
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