okay so i got my trinity acrylic urethane paint kit. the gallon of color says to mix 4:1 reducer. do i need an activator? i was sent a pint of hardener but no activator. The webite says 8:2:1. did i get the wrong stuff?
from the site:
Ratio is 8 parts paint, 2 parts Urethane Reducer, 1 Part Urethane activator.
also i have a lacquer primer. i think i thin it 1:1 with lacquer thinner. does that sound right?
Maybe the hardener that they sent you is the activator? A question of terminology maybe? I ended up purchasing Kirker " Winter White " for my CJ7. I bought the start to finish kit that is sold on Smartshopper.com. Too cold to paint right now so just lots of sanding and prep. I decided on the white because of the summers we have here. Looking forward to laying down some paint but willing to be patient. Andre.
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If you don't apply the topcoat within the primers topcoat timeframe, the info will be on the can or in the paperwork you got with it, you will have to sand the primer. If your certain that you don't have any runs or imperfections and can apply with in the time frame then no sanding needed. If it were me I would let the primer cure and then sand to your liking then topcoat. Just my opinion though
Well I asked a few friends what they would do. I was told to wet sand the primer with 600 grit and wipe it down. I'm spraying the topcoat tomorrow so I'll tack-cloth it in the morning beforehand. I got a couple propane heaters for drying the topcoats.
After I finish the topcoats, what then? How long does it need to sit before I drive it out into the weather?
Well i could not be happier with outcome of the Trinity paint that i got. I sprayed the hood, tailgate, dash, front fenders and windshield frame last night with great results and not a run one. My first time ever touching a spray gun too. I think that says a lot of the paints ease of use. I did think that the Blue Sapphire Metallic that i got would be more blue but it is sooooo dark that it has a purple-ish look to it. THE METALLIC IN THIS PAINT IS INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!. Enjoy the pics.
SCjeepr, that came out awesome. I have the same paint but metallic blue color. Howd you get it to go on so shiny?
All I did was follow the instructions and this is how it came out. I have had to buff out the hood a couple of times. This paint seems to oxidize relatively easy in direct sun light on and on. I will be using it on my next project as well.
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I've been looking for something like this for my WJ. I was going to plasti dip the whole thing but this is much cheaper. Plus my buddy has a spray booth and will shoot it cheap. I might use the fathem green. I think it would look cool on a WJ especially since mine has dark tinted windows and taillights.