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The Autoad wrote:Where are you doing the spraying? In the garage at home? And what paint system are you using? Gravity or suction fed gun?
The Autoad wrote:At this time of year you may struggle a bit with water-based in your home garage. Water-based likes a bit of warmth (around 20C) and air circulation. Could be possible though. You need to allow water based to completely dry between coats and don't tack rag it as you would with solvent basecoats between coats as you risk dragging/contaminating the paint. Build up even thin coats, don't pile it on and finish with a drop coat.
You can get a fast thinner for 1k lacquer that would be suitable for your environment.
I'd go for a gravity fed HVLP gun, it operates at a lower pressure than a suction fed, much kinder if you don't have a large compressor. For colour and lacquer look at a 1.4 fluid tip.
The Autoad wrote:You can go for waterbased but you will still have to lacquer over the top. The good thing about waterbased is that it is is far less prone to reactions to the underlying surface than solvent basecoat. Are you primering the car before paint or just scuffing with a scotch pad?
I should issue a Scirocco Register safety warning (TM) here, 2-pack lacquer contains isocyanites which are nasty. Buy a bloody good mask (air fed if you have a mahoosive compressor) and after you have put a coat of lacquer on get the hell out of there until you are ready for the next if you are spraying in a poorly ventilated environment. You have been warned!
The Autoad wrote:Steve: The 3m 4277 mask is very good as a disposable. Maikki is right, wet the floor in the garage before you paint to try to keep the dust down.
The Autoad wrote:Hey Maikki,you work in a bodyshop? I'd like to have a play with dry flatting of orange peel as I am pretty old school and flat it wet to eliminate any risk of clogging the abrasive.
Steve: The 3m 4277 mask is very good as a disposable. Maikki is right, wet the floor in the garage before you paint to try to keep the dust down.
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