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"Lee_D" <newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> wrote:
>"Stephen Hull" <Steve@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
>> In message <3grhv0Fdt5spU1@individual.net>
>> "Lee_D" <newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> wrote:
>> I ain't the paintman but;
>>>I got some xylene (?sp?) absed paint from the paint man at Gaydon for
>>>in Desert Sand (Wet sand not dark, but light and wet IYSWIM ;0) )
>> Xylene is a common component used in cellulose and twin-pack paints,
>> AFAIK it's not used in synthetic or oil based paints.
>>>Now I know I need to use Acid Etch , then a primer. I have some primer
>>>over from my Cellulose job on Alfie (the now all Blue again rangie). Can I
>>>use these ok with Xylene based paint (which I think is a type of cellulose
>>>but reserve the right to be wrong).
>> Acid etch is only needed for bare metal areas and you should be able to
>> use your old existing cellulose primer over the new Gaydon xylene paint
>> and vise-versa, from what a can gather they are both cellulose.
>It's all bare ally / brimabright.
>I went to my local paint supplier today and told them the above but they
>thought it was a Synthetic paint.. then again I wasn't overly convinced.
>I bought primer suitable for spraying synthetic over. I have no idea to the
>difference . Would this cause any issuse painting Xylene based paint over a
>primer intended for Synthetic paint if it is indeed Cellulose based after
>all? If so I best dig out my reciept. On the Bright side I have managed to
>roller two sides in Acid etch. I've nothing to cover the truck with to
>prevent overspray and don't want to upset the neighbours.
Xylene should be compatible with cellulose because xylene is cellulose.
You can paint cellulose over cellulose but should use the same thinners
You can paint synthetic over cellulose.
You cannot paint cellulose over synthetic because it will bubble off
just like using paint remover.
Two Pack Activator contains Isocyanates, Xylene.
Two Pack Thinner contains Tolulene, Ethoxyethanol.
Two Pack Clear Lacquer contains Xylene.
Cellulose contains Tolulene, Xylene, Methanol.
Synthetic contains mainly Turpentine.
As a quick test try pouring some of the paint into a polystyrene cup to
see if it melts, if it melts it is cellulose or xylene based.
Synthetic or turpentine won't melt polystyrene.
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