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    Painting advice..

    Could anyone give me some advice on how to paint. I want to try and paint some strips.... handles and alloys. I can get a compressor and gun. Now i just dont understand how much paint i need and thinners? Any advice would be much appreciated.

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    you can get a haynes bodywork manual that seems quite good in terms of prep and techniques. IT may be of use? Sorry I am not offering direct info though.
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    it all depends on what type of pain you are useing, if it is a metalic colour than it will be 2k base coat then laquer. for this u need to mix the base coat 50/50 with 2k thinner. and laquer you need to mix 2 parts laquer to 1 part actavator and a splash of thinners

    if the colour is a solid colour ie red than it will be just 2k paint and 2k actavator and thinner. mix the same is u would laquer.

    hope this is clear

    the key is prep work ie all the time taken sanding primering and resanding makeing sure every surface is ultra smoothe and CLEAN,

    hope all this helps bud
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    also, overspray onto some card, which you can touch to see when its dry without touching the paint.

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    Cheers for that info people
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