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#1 tyler OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 04:24 AM

hey guy's. got some snapper red paint at nappa the other day and a spray gun. i have never painted with good paint before. looking for tips, things to do, things not to do.

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 04:55 AM

Well,make sure what you're painting is clean (grease, wax free ),the surface needs to be sanded ( with at least 320 grit or finer ) so that the new paint has something to grip to.Follow the reduction instructions on the can.Don't use too much air pressure,let the paint tack off between coats,and don't put it on too heavy ( light coats ).Also,don't hold the gun too close to the surface,you'll want about 8" to 12" between gun and surface.One other thing,if your paint is mixed too thick,you'll probably get an orange peel effect.Good luck,and show us the end results.


Be sure to use the proper reducer for that kind of paint,not thinner unless it is lacquer.And if it supposed to have an activator,then use one ,it will give you better results.

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 08:34 AM

What's the paint # for snapper paint?

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 12:17 PM

And DO have an old hood or the like to test spray pattern on. It may take a bit of tweaking the gun to get spraying correctly. You don't want to do the first spray on your Snapper without testing! Also, besides the correct reducer, also make sure you get the proper reducer for the temps in your area. Fast reducer for cooler, medium for say like 75 to 80F and slow reducer for higher temps. Is this straight enamel, acrylic enamel, or what type?
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Posted July 30, 2010 - 07:37 AM

got to put the painting on hold girlfriend is on holidays for 2 weeks. we have to go shopping ( sucks ) i feel sick just thinking about it.

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Posted July 30, 2010 - 08:57 AM

got to put the painting on hold girlfriend is on holidays for 2 weeks. we have to go shopping ( sucks ) i feel sick just thinking about it.


Say what??
"We have to go shopping"....man, you've got it bad!
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Posted July 30, 2010 - 10:26 AM

got to put the painting on hold girlfriend is on holidays for 2 weeks. we have to go shopping ( sucks ) i feel sick just thinking about it.


:mecry:I think we might have our priorities out of order here.:bigrofl:

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Posted August 21, 2010 - 06:29 AM

today is painting day wish me luck. i got the paint at napa, i'll get the #'s of the paint tomorrow. here is the before pic of my snapper[ATTACH=CONFIG]4599[/ATTACH]

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Posted August 21, 2010 - 06:58 AM

Yeah,I hope you have no problems.

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Posted August 21, 2010 - 07:03 AM

Good luck to ya man! I know how stressful painting time can be. Heading to paint shop today myself, but just shooting rims.

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Posted August 21, 2010 - 09:23 AM

Good luck with your painting! Hope everything works well for you and we see some nice pictures later.

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Posted August 31, 2010 - 05:45 AM

paint code L8831 snapper red, dupont nason ful-thane. still painting, it looks good but i know what you guy's mean - prep is everything.

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Posted August 31, 2010 - 06:12 AM

You won't be disappointed with that paint,that urethane gives a very tough finish with great shine to it.Excellent choice:thumbs:

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Posted September 08, 2010 - 06:02 AM

ok guys. the snapper is painted. still have to paint rims but looking for tires. put engine in yesterday and fired her up. no problems runs perfect. heading to barrie this weekend for the swap meet, hoping to get some cheap turf tires. the pics are coming, painting took longer than i thought. next week, thinking thursday i'll be racing around the back yard.

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Posted September 08, 2010 - 06:07 AM

Glad to hear you got it panted,can't wait to see the pics.




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