Re: :0) Finally! - Morph gets painted
"Stephen Hull" <Steve@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
> In message <3hgpbhFh2eatU1@individual.net>
> Did you use the paint purchased from Gaydon and did it turn out to be
> cellulose? I've found one reference to Xylene being used in synthetic
> paint but unclear as to why.
I took the Synth compatible primer I had back to the supplier and swapped it
for cellulose primer and got another tin of cellulose thinners. I've applied
the spray Xylene based what ever it is mixed 50/50 cellulose thinners
without any major problems. Due to spraying uncovered in the great outdoors
this time the paint was virtualy dry on application as is to be expected.
The finish is a little coarse to the touch as was the Range Rover when I did
that. The Range rover polished up a treat after flatting off with 1500's
then g3 then polishing... though I could do with going over it again soon as
there is the odd patch here and there which need buffing up. I've not bought
a air polisher yet , that will have to wait till after my hols..got MOT's x2
The paint man (at Gaydon) recommended 10% xylene based thinners... I used
50% (thats the kind of guy I am! ;0) ) cellulose thinners (which had xylene
refences in its contents/ingredients). I've not got a viscousity (sp?) cup
but I'd have thought 10% thinners would have left the paint too thick..
though it may have gone on in more of a wetter for longer state I expect.
Now the dilema. Morph (101) is a Matt finish but I'd like to remove the
coarse finish (to the touch) if I flat it with 1500's and soapy water do you
think this should be ok? I suspect so. Visually the paint is fine..but then
it's not rocket science getting a psuedo military finish (I couldn't find an
origional yard brush!)
I'm looking for a matt but smooth to the touch finish so getting a gloss
isn't a problem. Given it will be like flatting a football pitch I can see
it being done in installments :0) though to be fair it's a 1500's is a lot
less work than the pre paint prep.
First I have to paint the wheels and roof then sort the MOT again.
Any tips for doing wheels? I've flakey matt camo on no doubt a gloss bronze
green some where underneath. I'm looking for minimum effort presentible
I have some nitromors left over but will this attack / weaken the tyre valve
Interestingly I haven't done any prep to the roof area, the overspray seemed
happy to sit on the camo paint with out any noticable reactions. I'm hoping
to seal the roof , any recomendations for this before the colour gets
applied and will the colour sit happily on the recommended (assuming there
is one) product.
Many many thanks again, without your pointers I'd have been stripping the
first pannel again due to potential reaction between conflicting paints.