What gun are you using?
Well I have my Motobase base and I’m waiting for the SPI clear and reducers to arrive. Wednesday it will be warm enough to start painting the cowl/firewall.
I need to look up the pressure settings and tip sizes for each of the paints.
I’m using SPI epoxy as a sealer. What mix ratio should I use and what gun tip and pressure should I use?
After the sealer I’ll paint the base and the clear. Any tips on procedures? This is my first time doing base/clear.
Thanks. I made a few texts yesterday to tech support and those were both recommended.Ideally you would use a 1.4 tip from sealer to base to clear, but a 1.3 will probably work if needed. Pressure varies from person to person or gun to gun so its important to set your gun up, here is a good guide SPI provides, Gun Adjusting Guidelines. So with a 1.3 and the info from the guide your pressures are 24-28. As an example, and with a different gun, I was right around 23 for sealer and base, and then bumped up to around 28 for clear.
I liked reducing my epoxy anywhere from 10 to 30 percent, usually in the 20 to 30 percent range though. If short on time reduce more up to 50 percent.
As far as procedure The Perfect Paint Job is the gold standard. I was usually juggling either working my full time job, or playing the weather so it was hard to follow some of it to the letter. I tried to stay as close as my schedule would allow, but I normally would epoxy seal, 4 or so hours later base, then if at all possible let it sit overnight before clearing. I can remember days of sealing around 8am, base about noon, and clear around 5 or 6pm.
As a basic beginner I painted my vette w/ a 3 stage Motobase mixed 1:1. I did use their reducer, but I'm sure SPI's will work. The pros will correct me if I'm wrong. I used med reducer on the color. I understand being nervous, but after proper planning, etc it will work out. Best of luck!Things are all set but I’m not sure what to mix with the Motobase base 1:1. I’m mixing with my the SPI reducer? I’m so nervous!
The TDS for the production clear 2100 says to only use a 1.4 tip and only one coat!
Things are all set but I’m not sure what to mix with the Motobase base 1:1. I’m mixing with my the SPI reducer?
I’m so nervous!