I have been doing this for fun and for friends now on and off for over a year. Spent a lot of money, watched a lot of videos, and have reached out to a lot of great folks on here. I dipped a hard hat last night feeling good about myself and it was a total fail!!! Epic failure! So this morning I scuffed and rebased it and decided one way or another I was going to beat this! Set my activator gun up again, kind of a mix between K2’s video and Jason’s from OHW. I struggle reading film. Period. Everything I thought was over activated I would come to this forum and check pictures and posts and found out that I was pretty much always under activated.
I used DTP base and Kansas Purple carbon fiber as well as K2 Superbrew out of a Devilbiss GFG-670 plus.
Well crap.....good hit. Still a tad bit under activated but one of my best hits ever. Let it dry, ran a coat of clear, 3 coats of purple candy and a touch of pearl (too much pearl), and a final clear coat. But now have a new hard hat for what us parents of Minnesota State Softball call “Parent Safety Meetings”. (Tailgate)
What looks like dots are just the pearl in the sun. There was no spots in the dip.
Thanks again to everyone on this forum.