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To: Tom3600@webtv.net, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: [oletrucks] Re:Paint
From: "David" <mytruck@hehe.com>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2000 21:11:25 -0600
Thanks alot your help is appreciated.  With the new tips I am anxious to
get back on the gun again, but unfortunately I am in college and finals
start this week.  I might have to wait another week or so.  Hopefully my
mind can stay off the truck a few days so I can pass the tests instead of

Thanks to everyone, especially Tom.

David "Tex" Carr (23 yrs)
1959 short step  (41 yrs)
2nd owner!
Canyon, Texas

Original Message
From: ""<Tom3600@webtv.net>
Subject: Paint
Date: Mon, 1 May 2000 20:10:09 -0400 (EDT)

>Tex -
>I am not sure about that particular gun and tip but it sounds like you
>probably should increase your solvent to about 1.5 to 2 parts reducer to
>8 parts paint and 1 part hardener.  If you are used to an airless gun I
>can understand that you would have a problem with a air atomized cup
>gun.  You need to have the paint much thinner than you are used to.  It
>is best if you use multiple mist coats with thin paint that is a very
>fine spray instead of one or two heavy coats with an airless gun.
>Your compressor pressure is ok but what is your pressure at the gun and
>on the paint in the cup?  When you trigger the gun you should have a
>fine well atomized mist with about a 12" fan.   Your outside temperature
>and humidity sound ok.
>If the first coat is dry enough to wet sand with out balling up on the
>paper then that should be all you need to do before giving it another
>coat.  Check with a body shop if you need to get info on how to wet sand
>properly and then how to prep for your next coat of paint.  A good idea
>is to thin down some paint and test spray something to see if you get a
>nice smooth film.
>Tom Poterack
>'49 Chevy 3600

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