some coloring inconsistencies

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Re: some coloring inconsistencies

Post by Cracker Larry » Thu May 15, 2014 9:36 pm

Yes, it's very thin paint and takes multiple coats. I've never thinned it more than 10%.


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Re: some coloring inconsistencies

Post by DB Michel » Fri May 16, 2014 6:59 am

I applied the 3 coat and it is already better , I hope a 4 coat will cover everything even .

I have one more question about the thinning part, in the tutorial about "Roll and Tip"
there is written that thinning 35% is "dead on" but there is also an example that says 2 ; 1 ;1 ratio .

So you could thin up to 50% ?

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Re: some coloring inconsistencies

Post by Aripeka Angler » Fri May 16, 2014 8:38 am

I thinned about 20% on the red boat.
It was 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the shop when I painted it.
50% is too much thinner in my opinion.
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Re: some coloring inconsistencies

Post by tech_support » Fri May 16, 2014 9:08 am

a spot with two coats (from the same can) will look different thatn a spot with one coat - it has to do with the film thickness. Bright colors take more film thickness to achieve color uniformity. The red stripe on my runabout took 3 pretty heavy coats, the white on the sides took only two thin coats.

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Re: some coloring inconsistencies

Post by pee wee » Fri May 16, 2014 10:10 am

DB Michel wrote:I have one more question about the thinning part, in the tutorial about "Roll and Tip"
there is written that thinning 35% is "dead on" but there is also an example that says 2 ; 1 ;1 ratio .

So you could thin up to 50% ?

The way I read it 2:1:1 would mean 50% paint, 25% catalyst, and 25% reducer :)
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Re: some coloring inconsistencies

Post by tech_support » Fri May 16, 2014 10:13 am

50% is too much, there woudl never be a need for that anyway.


The way I read it 2:1:1 would mean 50% paint, 25% catalyst, and 25% reducer
that's right..... you can go as high as that 2 part color, 1 part activator, 1 part reducer :)

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Re: some coloring inconsistencies

Post by DB Michel » Fri May 16, 2014 10:49 am

Ok , thanks for the help :)

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