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Old 08-26-2013, 10:09 AM
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There is a problem with having an on line company mix paint to match the color of a vehicle, the problem is that even though you have a paint code, the manufacturer, Dodge, Ford, GM, any import manufacturer has variations of that color. The local jobber has color chips for many of these variations and would have a better chance of matching the color more accurately by you bringing the vehicle to the jobber, then holding the color chips up to your car to see which one matches. Some of these variations are so different it's amazing...and for that reason I wouldn't recommend that an on line purchase be made...you just don't know what your going to get...this also holds true for solvent based colors as well. If you could go to a jobber that sells water born paint and check the variance chips, you would see what I mean and it would help you in the decision making process.

Very interesting with respect to the information you gave on your gun. What size tip are you using? I'm currently in a discussion regarding tip size on a similar gun.

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That's good advice. I'll probably drive the Jeep to
a paint store and have them match up a quart.

The tip size on the Fuji is 1.4 and it's the only one
that came with the gun. It sprays very well. The gun
was pretty much dialed in when it arrived, and I only
did minimal adjustments to get the cigar shaped pattern
before spraying. Paint viscosity is very important with
these turbines, and they seem to like thinner mixes
than other HVLPs. It does a good job with waterborne
paints, since those are naturally thinnner than the
solvent types. There's also viscosity cups available to
measure the mix.
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Thanks for the information...the manufacturer of the gun that the person I'm trying to help is suggesting a 1.0 tip...it does make sense for automotive paint as you said, it does like thinner material. I'll keep you informed.

Good choice on getting to a paint store and picking up the best color match paint possible.

Thanks again

Ray
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