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Acme Finish 1 clear coat and reducer

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:53 pm
Acme Finish one shows just using the clear and hardner. my question is can you use a little reducer in it so it will flatten out better? It don't say anything about being able to do this .Just wondering

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:12 pm
have you got the data sheet, if it doesn't tell you their try google. most any clear reducer should work but check to make sure. 4-5 % in your clear will make a big differance in how it sprays :)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:04 pm
I have never had to use reducer,,,but I think you can go up to 10% if you have to have it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:43 am
I use that clear and like it a lot. I use the FC720. I actually use Crossfire reducer, or even Valspar reducer. Either one hasn't made any negative affects. Be careful spraying in cooler weather though, it will run easily with a good amount of reducer!



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:16 am
i use a medium reducer with it almost ever time i use it. 4 parts fc720 clear, 1 part fh612 medium hardener, 1 part medium reducer. i set my gun fan 90-95 percent wide with my fluid knob 2-1/2 to 3 full turns out from fully closed. 29-30 psi coming into my gun which is a Sharpe Finex FX3000 HVLP 1.3 fitted with a PPS Adapter and DevilBiss Regulator ... by the time it comes out the booth it looks great and saves me from having to buff and polish unless i want a really flawless show winning finish...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:54 pm
how many coats is on that?? i've used that clear. and not too thrilled. but to each his own. :allgood:
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:46 pm
i usually use one lite coat, then 2 medium coats, following the directed flash times... here are some more examples...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:17 am
what are you spending for a gallon plus the activator? i usually use nasons clear. and pretty good results. always looking for a good deal on a quality clear.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:52 pm
Nice work! Last time I bought a gallon (about 4-5 months ago), it was ~$100 for a gallon + activator, FC720.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:36 am
yeah i noticed that i beleive they come in a kit. went to my local supplier today but forgot to really see if they were a kit or not. :whoops:
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