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Old 07-18-2011, 12:58 AM
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painting in heat @ humidity

I havent painted in over 25 years, back then it was mostly enamels @ wetsanding between coats. I am painting a 47 ply coupe satin black . They gave me a fast reducer . I cannot find how much to use , also i read on this site I might be beter off with a slower reducer. Temps in the 90's @ humidity in the 80's . I would apreciate any help . P.S. I am practicing on my car so I can paint my son's 73 fastback .

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you want your reducer matched to the temperature it is where and when you will be spraying the paint. Not only will it allow you more control over flowing out each pass, it will allow the solvents to evaporate like they are intended to. There is a reason why they have different reducers available for us, and I think it's crazy that some people just "use what they have on hand". Paint is too expensive to risk using the wrong temp reducer.

The hotter it is, the slower the reducer you will need to use. What brand of paint is this? and what is the temp range for their fast reducer?
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Thanks for the reply . The paint is excel 4-1 hotrod black , the reducer is 60-70 deg
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Sorry I left convo last night something was in the chicken coup . I thank you again for your responce Iam going to call paint shop and ask them for proper reducer amounts .
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Also in hot weather shoot first thing in the AM like as soon as it is light enough to see..

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