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#41
your right crash. the whole point is to float contaminates. thinner will just melt them and let them soak into the surface. especially fiberglass.
 
#42
[QUOTE='68 Coronet R/T;7965]Shine,
I forgot to mention that you have your own section on the consolidation cheat sheet under the heading: "Some tips, pointers and words of wisdom from Shine."[/QUOTE]
I hope you included Shine's "Friends":

JB weld is your friend. [Shine]

Blue tape is your friend. [Shine]

A razor blade is your friend. [Shine]
 

Barry

Paint Fanatic
Staff member
#46
This has nothing to do with SPI, HOWEVER let me make one thing clear, Urethane reducer is NOT Urethane reducer and why would you try to save $10 here when the materials to do the job with sandpaper and everything may cost you $1500-2000?? I don't understand!

The call, with PPG base @ 90 degrees, I used medium reducer, can't remember the name but its the thinner made for that Brush on lacquer paint, now everywhere i put pin-striping tape the base peels off.
This call in the summer is all too common but nothing a strip and redo won't fix.
Grade of reducer is the most important thing for a good paint job, SPI made the decision years ago to treat our reducer as a no profit item or charity work because we knew how important a good reducer is to the final look and lasting of the job.
 
#47
[QUOTE='68 Coronet R/T;7965]Shine,
I forgot to mention that you have your own section on the consolidation cheat sheet under the heading: "Some tips, pointers and words of wisdom from Shine."[/QUOTE]

Where can I find that cheat sheet??
 

cmfisher4

Active Member
#49
So...if I have used lacquer thinner on the metal previously (I used it to remove residual seam sealer that I couldn't melt or wire brush off), am I okay as long as I am diligent in using the SPI Wax and Grease Remover to clean the surface prior to paint (following the tech manual for its use)? Or should I just be using the W&G remover for removing the seam sealer?
 
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Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
#50
So...if I have used lacquer thinner on the metal previously (I used it to remove residual seam sealer that I couldn't melt or wire brush off), am I okay as long as I am diligent in using the SPI Wax and Grease Remover to clean the surface prior to paint (following the tech manual for its use)? Or should I just be using the W&G remover for removing the seam sealer?
Barry is referring to using lacquer thinner as a wax and grease remover before painting. As long as you use a W&G remover prior to applying any coatings(primer, base, etc.) then you will be ok.
 
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