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  • Re: Candy in clear or intercoat

    In any case you'll want 2 coats of clear on the part first, scuff or wet sand, then lay your candy (in binder, intercoat, 2k clear, whatever). Add more clear over top so you can wet sand/denib without worrying about sanding into the color.

    Mix the color and just dust on light coats until the color is achieved. This will minimize thickness buildup. An old-time car painter showed us a method that works very well for candies, and the color has basically zero thickness. He used two PPG binders (649 & 1689) mixed 50/50. Put about 4oz of that mixture in a mixing cup, add another 22oz of reducer (PPG 870), then add about one ounce of the Kandy Koncentrate (House of Kolor is great stuff) or to whatever color density you want. Since it's about 90% reducer, you just dust on the color and there is very little mil thickness. Don't think of it like painting, stay back far and dust it on. It worked amazing. That whole Blue Vegas motorcycle was done this way.
  • Re: mossy oak certification

    This is what it looks like. And these cracks come as soon as I hit it with activator. 
    gun setup
    @Smitty that’s interesting and possible. What about gun setup would cause this?

    It was not the case in our situation. We have a spray bar and did dips from two rolls of the same Mossy Oak film back to back. Only difference was the rolls of film which were received at two separate times. Parts on fixtures and dipped on an arm. Speed, angle, Activator application all identical. One cracked, one did not.
  • Re: K2 Forums Big 3M Announcement

    Also wanted to let guys and gals know that the ANI Mini 0.8 is incredible for Cerakote. My Cerakote guy has grown to love them over the LPH-80, which thoroughly surprised us because we are huge Iwata fans. But if you're using the ANI Mini 0.8 for Cerakote, they do not recommend using a plastic cup. Cerakote can eat the plastic and make the coating not perform as well (according to NIC). The good thing is, you can find metal cups for the Sata Minijet and they fit the ANI Mini guns. I had my local shop order me two for about $45 each.
  • Re: Copper pipe size question

    You want to get threaded brass adapters for that. Don't use steel pipe if everything else is copper. You risk rust eventually. Get a copper sweat to 3/4"NPT adapter to solder on your 3/4" copper stub. They will have brass pipe nipples at Lowes or Home Depot. Then in brass: a 3/8" straight 2" long to come out, then a 3/8" F to F elbow, then another 3/8" 2" piece, a 3/8" union to make connecting easy, then adapt it up to 3/4". Probably will go 3/8" to 1/2" first then from 1/2" to 3/4". And then get whatever 3/4" piece you need to attach to the 3/4" NPT fitting on your copper pipe.

    Put it together in the store as you go if you can.
  • Re: hydrographic tank wiring help

    Yeah and you're going to need a manual for that PID controller. Unless the I/O is labeled clearly on the side and they've used that type before. But I would get the manufacturer info and contact them online for a manual for programming.