I'm buying some HOK 2k clear today to spray through my spray gun. Anyone have any tips or a good instructional link to apply it? I don't need to buff or sand this stuff if I lay it right? Any tips and info would be greatly appreciated!
Oh, also, what's the best way to spray a panel? Should I lay it flat on a table or put it on my easel? Seems like the flat surface would be better and less prone to runs
Thinking of putting 2-3 coats, then wet sand with 1500 then 2000. Then, reducing my clear and adding a flow coat. That should like a good idea? Only thing is, my clear is DuPont brand.. I have ru311 HOK reducer.. I wonder if I can use HOK reducer with DuPont clear?
Hey wicked, I bought some pre-reduced HOK paint from tcp global, do you think it would be fine trying to spray the base coat through a spray gun with a 1.4 nozzle or should I have a touch up gun for that?
I know.. Good thing is I bought some sg100 and ru311 so I can add reducer to it.. I will never buy pre-reduced again.. I will buy Kandy concentrate and mix with sg100 & ru311. Guy told me at the store that retarder isn't necessary.. That true?
Thanks for clarifying! Your the man! Ok, I know that you should not store paint under 65 degrees.. What is the other end of the spectrum? I don't plan on airbrushing in the garage when it's 95 degrees anyway. Can it dry my paint out faster? I imagine it would just want you to validate thoughts.. Lol
Why would you need to slow down the cure time? Just curious in case I encounter an instance where I would like to know this info so that I could add retarder.
In low humidity and high temp environments (talking triple digits usually) base coat can flash off as fast as you can spray it which causes a very grainy textured finish (called dry spray). Clear coat will be affected too. The clear will falsh and begin tacking up too soon. This can also cause dry spray and a lot of orange peel because the paint doesn't have the opportunity to flow out properly. Adding a retarder combats these problems.
This info is not easy to find! Believe me I tried!
Can you clear coat foam board to make the colors pop more? I guess you can clear anything to make the colors brighter right.