74 XB Fairmont
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Cranbourne, Vic
Re: Thinners and paint...
I've never sprayed acrylic @ 1:1 always 60% thinners and 40% paint. I did that first the first two coats. Rubbed it back removing imperfections then thined the paint even further 70% thinners and 30% paint for the last coats. I've always found it gives a smoother finish which cleans up nicer when buffed.
The clearcoat is 70% thinners to 30% paint right off the mark. Before adding thinners do what "not ford" stated. that is check the paint thickness as some paints are really thin. I found it varied from color to color using the same brands of paint.
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