Asked by: Grisel Oukaci
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th March, 2020

How do you mix car paint for spraying?

Although ratios vary widely across several products, solvent based metallic paints are mixed in the ratio of 2:1 (2 parts paint: 1 part thinner) while water based paints are mixed with a 10 percent additive. Remember, this additive also needs to be water based.

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Similarly, you may ask, how do you mix paint for a sprayer?

Here's what you do:

  1. Pour the paint into the bucket.
  2. Add ½ cup of water for every gallon of paint.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Check the thickness by running the paint through a funnel. If it flows freely through the funnel, you know the paint is thinned enough.

Also, is activator and hardener the same? is the activator the same as hardener for clear coat? From a general standpoint activators and hardeners do the same thing; initiate cure of 2K products. However, you must use only the activator each product calls for on the tech sheet and not interchange hardeners/activators from different brands or products.

People also ask, what is the ratio of paint to thinner for spray gun?

However, for mixing latex paints, a general rule of thumb is mixing 1/4 cup of water for every 1 gallon of paint. If you are going to use oil-based paints, start by adding a small amount of thinner. Do not put in too much in the beginner. Remember that thinner works more aggressively as compared to water.

How long does mixed auto paint last?

So, with clear coat, you have a pot life which could be from six to eight hours depending on the ambient temperature. Enough time to paint your car and finish your job.

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