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Old 05-05-2014, 11:08 AM
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Zolotone...

Just got a QT of Medusa gray to do my trunk with and found out after buying it that spraying requires a 10# pressure pot which I do not have. I do have some old aluminum cup QT guns and was wondering how (un)safe it would be to pressurize the cup to 10#. Anyone tried this? I may test spray without pressure to see if anything comes out, if not, maybe rigging an old gun and trying 10# on the cup at a safe distance to see what happens. I don't want that thing exploding paint all over me and the rest of the car...

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Old 05-05-2014, 06:08 PM
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Take the stuff back and look at Eastwood. They have different colors and it comes in a spray can.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:18 PM
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zolotone was a great product, but I haven't seen it in years. I'm pretty sure you can spray it with a conventional gun, but you just needed a really big nozzle to keep from breaking up the little blobs of lighter colored droplets. too small a nozzle makes it go on as one color.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:54 AM
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I couldn't get it to "pull" through an old gun with a 2.4 tip, nothing but air comes out. So I tried an undercoat gun which works a little too well, as it blows the stuff everywhere! Tech sheet calls for a light coat followed by a pattern coat. I will try adding a restrictor orifice to the suction line and play with the air pressure. Will post back results if successful...

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Old 05-06-2014, 04:40 PM
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I have shot it with an undercoat gun many times. The trick is a lot of masking paper on the surrounding areas and stand back and let-her fly!

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Old 05-17-2014, 09:29 AM
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Had pretty good luck with the undercoat gun, the only drawback was dribbling from the vent hole which can be easily crutched by wrapping in a paper towel. The suction tube ID was perfect for tapping 5/16 NF threads. I took a short bolt, drilled a 1/8" hole in it, and used it to throttle the feed. Might even try a smaller hole, or even a regular non-pressure gun next. The guy at TCPGlobal said a QT would be plenty for a trunk, but here I am waiting 'til late next week on another QT as one was nowhere near enough...

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