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Urethane paint tips?

-Hi guys, I am a hobbyist with a little experience spraying enamel paints. I am thinking about giving a urethane based paint a try.

-I am thinking about in general if you have a Urethane based paint and can't get your hands on the reducer or hardener (that's recommended) do to time shortage is it possible to use another brand hardener or reducer?

-I am thinking of using SPI single stage urethane black or Urekem single stage black from the coating store. Both of these would have to be ordered. It would be nice to know if there was a reducer hardener I could pick up locally at an autoparts store if short on time???? (For example if I spilled a bottle on accident) Any thoughts experiences with urethane in this situation?

-Also for scratches chip touch up will the urethane paint dry without using the hardener?


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Reducer- probably yes, in a pinch. Generic products are available. I would draw the line at hardener, and stick with the right product. Yes, single stage touch ups will dry eventually but never cure.

Better call the tech line
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I would make sure you have solid advise from the manufacturer.

There are a number of generic urethane REDUCERS, which I have used with no problem. Just talk to a nearby local paint store for advise.

BUT! ....

If you experiment with the HARDENER... and it is NOT right for the paint.... it will not harden up... and you will have to strip all of the paint off and do it completely over!!!

Wouldn't it be better to wait for the right stuff???
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since your going to order it why not just order it from the source? SPI will ship for free and you'll get the proper hardner/reducer
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Yes deadbodyman, if I do go to order from the source I will get it from them. But right now i just have a small sample to play with and was wondering if Urethanes can be reduced by say acetone for example. But I will be calling them eventually just wanted to talk to some people lwith experience first. Thanks
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and get the proper reducer while you are at it.. Main thing on urethane is gun adjustment so it lays out wet and slick. you do not want to sand if you do not have to..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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