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when using any high solids primer or even epoxy you need to keep the gun rinsed. if left in gun during flash time the solids will collect in the nozzle . this will slowly shut down the flow. ever seem like the second or third coat goes on dry ?? this is a very common problem with todays high solids primers. even 10 min of flash time will do it. the solids will not remix with the flow . it will turn your 2.0 into a 1.0 quick .

this is a trick i came up with years ago when i started using gravity guns. get a ketchup bottle or something similar . i bought these by the box back when i was doing more custom work and using my airbrush for colors. after a coat i empty the cup , wipe it out with a paper towel then insert the bottle full of thinner. pull the trigger wide open and flush the nozzle good. now i have a clean head ready for the next coat.

just food for thought and worth exactly what you paid for it . :anim_25:
 

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Thanks. What do you do during flash time with base and clear?
 

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i try to avoid base coat if i can but i do the same with anything. i have very long flash times for clear so i rinse it the same way. base not so much while shooting but if i intend to let it flash for over 10 min i will rinse. just got in the habit of doing it. takes less than a min to do . keep an old icing knife handy , makes cleaning the cup real easy .
 
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i try to avoid base coat if i can keep an old icing knife handy , makes cleaning the cup real easy .

Just learning. I used Iwata 400, epoxy primer, primer, base (color) then SPI clear. Like the icing knife idea.
 

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My wife just bgought a bunch of those.....hmmmm, I know where some are gonna wind up......:sign0020:
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Thanks for the tips pd. I'll stop that very habit I have.
 

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when using any high solids primer or even epoxy you need to keep the gun rinsed. if left in gun during flash time the solids will collect in the nozzle . this will slowly shut down the flow. ever seem like the second or third coat goes on dry ?? this is a very common problem with todays high solids primers. even 10 min of flash time will do it. the solids will not remix with the flow . it will turn your 2.0 into a 1.0 quick .

this is a trick i came up with years ago when i started using gravity guns. get a ketchup bottle or something similar . i bought these by the box back when i was doing more custom work and using my airbrush for colors. after a coat i empty the cup , wipe it out with a paper towel then insert the bottle full of thinner. pull the trigger wide open and flush the nozzle good. now i have a clean head ready for the next coat.

just food for thought and worth exactly what you paid for it . :anim_25:
Thanks for another great tip PD! :)
 

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Always interested in what you have to say about painting porch dog. I know very little. Thanks for the information. bowtie-trifive :gba:
 

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well one thing for sure, i can sure tell you how not to do it . if it could be bent broke or screwed up i've done it .
 

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when using any high solids primer or even epoxy you need to keep the gun rinsed. if left in gun during flash time the solids will collect in the nozzle . this will slowly shut down the flow. ever seem like the second or third coat goes on dry ?? this is a very common problem with todays high solids primers. even 10 min of flash time will do it. the solids will not remix with the flow . it will turn your 2.0 into a 1.0 quick .

this is a trick i came up with years ago when i started using gravity guns. get a ketchup bottle or something similar . i bought these by the box back when i was doing more custom work and using my airbrush for colors. after a coat i empty the cup , wipe it out with a paper towel then insert the bottle full of thinner. pull the trigger wide open and flush the nozzle good. now i have a clean head ready for the next coat.

just food for thought and worth exactly what you paid for it . :anim_25:
 
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