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Paint Ratio Help
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:01 PM
I have only used createx paints up to this point and none required mixing. I tried an autoair pearl silver today and on the label it says that it needs to have a 3:1 ratio. I stupidly sprayed it right out of the bottle without mixing and the paint was watery and ran down the sides of the crankbait. It wouldn't stay where I sprayed it like the createx paints. Can anyone help me with what to mix it with and by how much? Thanks!
Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:13 PM
Check TCP Globals site. Just ordered some last night but thought it was ready to spray. There are a few silvers with differant aplications. Hope this helps They also have also have a tech line.
Posted 11 March 2009 - 07:40 AM
With the pearl paints, I have found several very light coats works best and make sure it is well mixed. I assume the pearl paints are from a transparent base. The "pearl" flakes will settle to the bottom rather quickly. This is with Createx pearl colors.
Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:30 PM
I'll give it a try, hopefully I can get it to go on well.
Posted 13 March 2009 - 11:37 PM
Recieved my order yesterday. I guess some of the colors suggest the 3to1 reduction. they have a fast or medium reducer. This will be my first atempt at water based paint.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 08:00 AM
Hey Frank, let me know how you do, I tried doing lighter coats, and the paint still did terrible.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 08:54 AM
Snax suggested using the Auto Aire 301 reducer with their silver paint. I do, and spray light coats, and it works fine. Just mix it well.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 01:23 AM
On my order the reducer is a 4011 for fast dry. Imagine that fast dry water. Will try it tommorrow.