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sparkey

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Thinning paint for spraying
« on: May 16, 2014, 06:36:44 PM »

 ok2 Hi guys, I have obtained a large compressor and two professional spray guns which I am going to use to spray large areas such as hulls. I use oil based vanishes and paints, what I want to know is how much should I thin them to get a nice finish, a ratio of paint to thinners say of 2:1 or 3:1 all I need is a starting point and then practice. I bought the kit at a car boot sale just as it was closing down and got it for a fiver as the lady didn't want to take back home, unusual for me to go to a car boot sale and come away with a bargain. Ray. ok2   
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Re: Thinning paint for spraying
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 06:54:29 PM »

Hi Ray
 There are lots of video lessons on the web, from the absolute beginner to expert, well worth a look. Hope that gives you a start Ray
All the best
Ken
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Re: Thinning paint for spraying
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 08:31:59 PM »

Sparky
 
Varnish 10% Thinners.
Enamels !0% Thinners
Cellulose 50/50 thinners to paint
 
2 Pack
Priner......4:1: 25% thinners................4 Paint,1 Hardener,25% thinnners
Base coat  50/50
Claer laquer 2:1:25%
 
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Re: Thinning paint for spraying
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 08:51:25 PM »

 :-)) Cheers Dave.
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