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Coodeville, any advice offered to you here is only that. Feel free to do your own thing and listen to whom ever you want, the key thing here is you don't have a clue as to what your doing and you are blaming everyone here for that. It is very difficult to assist anyone over the internet and most here do their best to help. I think you'll find everyone has their own idea of how things work and how they would do a job, there are a million way to accomplish a goal.

I used to paint aircraft for 9 years and you know something when I walk into a paint supplier for paint everything has changed from only 10 years ago, I don't have a clue how all these new products interact so I stick with one mfg, at least I know it should be compatible. The advice to stick with one mfg is good, solid, safe advice that won't get you into trouble. If it costs you more then too bad.

No one is an expert with mixing and matching products, who knows what might happen 5 years down the road? When it's my hard earned cash on the line I don't take chances and neither should you, how many cars has your "saleman" painted in the last couple of years? Honestly why shoot the very people trying to help you-GEEZ!

I'm just a clown. Entertain yourself.
 

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Sorry Coodeville, I misunderstood what you were trying to say. I have to agree with what everyone else has mentioned here, they can keep their high priced instant cure stuff and I will stick to good old laquer and Centari top coat. I have never had any problems with those combinations.

I had to quit spray painting years ago when I became sensitized to polyisocyanates in catylyzed paints, just before supplied air respirators became a law here in Canada. After much medical testing and lung function tests a young doctor took me aside and told me what he suspected was causing my problem (flu like symtoms). He said at my age (22) that I had all kinds of choices ahead of me and that I should seek other employment.

I went back to school.

I'm not sure if it was all the fuel tank primer that I had to spray or the teflon or epoxy crap I was painting at the time for Boeing but I have never regreted moving on and I am lot healthier for it. The other question the Doctor asked me was how many old spray painters were employed where I worked? I told him only one and he was looney as a toon, he said the average life expectancy for the profession was 45!!!! That should be enough to raise anyones eyebrows.

I guess what I am getting at is don't take chances with painting without the correct and best safety equipment money can buy especially with catylyzed paints, your life is worth more than any paint job.

Straight laquer is sounding more and more appealing to me these days, at least I can live with the solvent induced brain damage!

Hey! maybe that's why I'm such a dummy?!
 
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