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Old 12-01-2005, 01:10 PM
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Hi Brian, I measured the Viscosity of the paint I had received in the can.
It was way above what the data sheet said for a "RTS" viscosity without
mixing in the Activator. Adding the Activator will and did make the paint thicker.

My point from the earlier post was that while the paint looked ok from
a visual perspective, the stuff measured with the Zahn 2 cup produced
results that were way out of spec with what the spec sheet states for a
"RTS" Viscosity. Prior to runing the test, I made sure the paint in the can
was mixed with a stick.

My measurements are valid. Are you seeing where im coming from now ?


Page 2 of the data sheet says.

AIR PRESSURES
Conventional @ Gun PANEL OVERALL
Gravity Feed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-35 psi. . . . . . . . 35-45 psi
Siphon Feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-45 psi. . . . . . . . 45-55 psi
HVLP @ Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10 psi. . . . . . . . 8-10 psi

PHYSICAL DATA
VOC (Ready-to-Spray) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coating: 3.5 lbs/gal (Max)
Volume Solids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.4% (Avg)
Theoretical Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760 sq. ft. per mil per gallon (Avg)
Recommended DFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 - 3 mils.
Zahn #2 Viscosity (RTS) . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - 22 seconds

"I assume the Zahn 2 Viscosity would include the Activator"

Here is a link to the actual spec sheet, check it out.

http://www.autopaintdirect.com/data/840.pdf

Thanks.... X
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