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Offline jim_de_hunter

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How much paint?
« on: May 15, 2011, 07:05:10 pm »
How much paint do I need to repaint the Blue Monster a new color?  Is a pint enough or do I need a quart?


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Re: How much paint?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 07:15:48 pm »
How much paint do I need to repaint the Blue Monster a new color?  Is a pint enough or do I need a quart?

I would think that quart would be needed but I'm not a painter.
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Re: How much paint?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 07:23:32 pm »
You'll need less than a quart, and more than a pint, @ ready to spray consistency. I did all panels 'cept belly, main fairing twice. And main fairing again a year later. Still have a few dregs in the bottom of the can. DuPont Chroma, SATA Mini Jet 4 HVLP gun.

Primer or primer/filler is another story, don't forget clear.

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Re: How much paint?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 08:08:03 pm »
SATA Mini Jet 4 HVLP gun.


I've not used a gravity fed gun yet.  Is it any different than a cup gun?


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Re: How much paint?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 09:31:24 pm »
Both puke a bit of paint when you paint upside down  ;)

The good HVLP guns are a dream to work with, 105% of the paint goes on the part, not in the air then onto the floor (you hair, shoes, fingers, ...). The better ones (Sata and Binks are but two) are a bit pricey though (opinion).

You can use up all the paint in the cup, no waste. Unless you mix up WAY more than you need ;) Cleaning is a breeze, 1oz of solvent, slosh, spray, dump, repeat twice. Wipe down. They don't sit flat on your bench though, you need a hook of some type to hang it on while filling and during flash times.

The Mini-Jet I mentioned is a panel / touch up gun. Only has a ~4oz cup, but works for all I do.

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