ok fellow monsta's and magnetman, got a brief update for you and thinkin cap question
this truck bed that i did will be the 4th monstaliner job i have done. i spray everything i do, dilute it with 4oz of MEK, and mix it thoroughly everytime i fill the hopper.
i sprayed this job just like i did the white truck. it was late at night. the truck was parked in the doorway of the garage with most of the truck bed inside. the tailgate and front valence were outside on a set of sawhorses. right next to the front of the truck. mixed up the monsta. sprayed everything. did 2 coats, each about an hour apart. shut the lights off and went home.
first time i had this happen to me. but the 2nd time i went to mix the monsta, my plastic mixer broke. the side "wings" both snapped off and fell into thw gallon. no problem, i used the paint stick and fished them out, got another plastic mixer i had in thje garage and went back to town. thats the first thing i just want everyone to know and watch for. maybe justa faulty mixer but keep an eye out, when mixing.
the next day when i came back to the garage to check the liner out, the tailgate which sat outside all night and then had the sun come up and beat on it for 4-5 hours is a different color than the rest of the box. the valence is a faded black or grey also, but only in the flat spots that were facing the sun. if you look around the bends or the areas that didnt recieve direct sunlight they are nice and shiny black.
so i know monsta is uv protected, but im guessing its not uv protected for the first few hours it drys and to keep it outta the sun until its dry to the touch and already has a shiny surface.
im just baffled because i havnt had this happen before, and i didnt change anything other than leave those 2 pieces outside. next time i get a gallon of black i'm going to try a couple sample pieces outside and some inside again and experiment more, but til then i just wanted to let anybody know to either apply the monsta during the day or just do it inside, but dont mix the 2. i'd hate for somebodys complete project to dry this color.
magnetman, have you experienced this at all? is there any chemical or anything that might make it turn back to a shiny color. the owner isnt concerned with the color difference but i feel bad and want to try and fix it if possible. i told him worse case i will buy a qt of black and we can shoot another coat over the tailgate.
also, can you sell just the canister or hopper that screws into the bottom of the shutz gun. the one i have is starting to get lousy. i keep it filled with mek between uses but its damn near impossible to get all the liner out of it when your done shooting, so maybe i can just stock up on a few of those metal cans and toss em afetr 3 or 4 uses
damn i cant post pics here but i will post them in the exteriors/interiors thread