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Old 14-05-2017, 11:55 PM
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tip for anyone using enamel paint,if you want to put a bit more shine on your finish and make it last longer mix a bit of yacht varnish in the paint
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tip for anyone using enamel paint,if you want to put a bit more shine on your finish and make it last longer mix a bit of yacht varnish in the paint
or a thimble of petrol .... shine like a mirror
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tip for anyone using enamel paint,if you want to put a bit more shine on your finish and make it last longer mix a bit of yacht varnish in the paint
"A bit" ain't a very scientific measure: what kind of ratio are you talking?
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just a splash in the pot on the gun,you can put as much as you like coz its the base of enamel paint
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just a splash in the pot on the gun,you can put as much as you like coz its the base of enamel paint
So, a bit= a splash , I love it.
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So, a bit= a splash , I love it.
" Splish splash, I was takin' a bath "
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Old 15-05-2017, 09:55 PM
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I thin my enamel paint down about 70%paint to 30% thinners and that seems fine, i use a compessor with 150 litre tank and no use a gravity fed gun rather than a traditional type as the gravity type uses all of the paint so no wastage, give it a dust coat of paint first then go back and cover it after about 20 mins don't do it in the height of the Summer if you are painting Yellow as it will be covered in insects in no time!

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I thin my enamel paint down about 70%paint to 30% thinners and that seems fine, i use a compessor with 150 litre tank and no use a gravity fed gun rather than a traditional type as the gravity type uses all of the paint so no wastage, give it a dust coat of paint first then go back and cover it after about 20 mins don't do it in the height of the Summer if you are painting Yellow as it will be covered in insects in no time!
Thanks topkit, I assume you don't use a primer first?
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So, a bit= a splash , I love it.
I tend to measure by the "glug" when pouring.
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Zetor ad i use Zinc 182 primer it can be thinned slightly and covers very well. If you want to measure you paint / thinner mix you can buy i viscosity cup, you basically mix your paint with the thinner then take a sample and pour it through the cup and measure the time it takes to empty, I have never really had a problem with just doing it by eye if you have an empty tin just do as mentioned 70% paint 30% thinner if you thin it too much obviously it wont cover so well and you will probably get a lot of running which if you want a perfect job you will need to rub out before you put another coat of paint on.
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