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Old 07-16-2011, 10:17 AM
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Reducing Paint

I use Nason paint for most all of the jobs that i do. When getting a can of basecoat it recomends reducing 50 to 100 percent. I have always painted everything at 50%. It seems like it comes out the gun nicer and lays down better. The problem i have is that sometimes it seems like im using more paint than i should. Has anyone reduced nason to a 1:1 ratio? Would it be more difficult to paint? And it would take more coats to reach full hiding right?

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I thought it was supposed be reduced 1:1 ....I've always reduced it 1/2:1
50% with my 1.4 tip Thats what works best for me.
Theres also an activator but I've only used that once,it didnt make much of a difference..If your going to a thinner viscosity you should use a smaller tip and vice versa
Nason is a low end base that doesnt cover very well usually three coats but some colors up to five or six coats.....I like it the best of the low end paints and use it a lot..
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maybe i will try it reduced 1:1 next time i paint something. thanks for the input
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I usually add the extra reducer after the base is done for a couple fog coats to even out the metalics and be sure theres no tiger stripes
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With some trial and error you can find out what your gun likes.
Whats written in the tech sheets is just a rough idea..

Viscosity is adjustable, thats why its called viscosity..

Here's a quick picture of how to check paint and clear viscosity before it goes in the gun. Touch your stir stick to a nearby vertical surface so some material starts to rundown it .If you watch the speed paint drips down the side a test panel or in this case a paint can, you'll get a reference "benchmark" to know if it needs more or less thinner/reducer. The drip under the paint stick in this picture is just right! The short one needs more thinner/reducer and the long "too fast" one needs more paint...

Give this some chances. It may not fix it the first time but after a few times you''ll get a sense for a mix style that you can duplicate...
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sounds like a good way to test. Thanks
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