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  • Re: Wrkng with water slide decals

    I would always clear before applying a decal, if you have to remove it, you don't damage the paint/print. The decal must be completely dehydrated before you clear over the top (bake it at a reasonable temperature for your product, 90° F is usually fine) and done. It leaves a smaller parting line than vinyl and easier to flow over with clear.

    I designed and set up the process for Harley's CVO products at 2 plants.
  • Re: Hi, newbe in the uk

    Sorry, you took is a little different than I intended. You can't use the settings on a gun that you use for paint to shoot activator, but the basic premise is the same. You want to completely break up the stream at the lowest air pressure setting possible. Do that, and the rest is gonna be alot easier. If it is a good gun for paint, than you should be able to get it to spray activator fairly well (at least to start with).

    We are just trying to make sure you don't waste your money. I have been here a while, and I have never heard of that place. They may be great... I have no idea. So everyone is just saying "be careful" we have seen more people out there ripping guys off than ones doing right by guys.
  • Re: Hydro dipping issue

    Typically with paints made for this process, you can just re-base and dip... But I don't know anything about that paint. You are going to have to call your distributor and ask them if the paint has a recoatability window. Let us know what they say so we all can learn something about the paint you guys are using over there.
  • Re: Hydro dipping issue

    Haven't heard of that paint before, so no idea what the window is on it, but assuming that it's longer than an hour... Looks underactivated and the water beat you. Your film didn't liquefy and it pulled apart as you went too far into the tank expecting the film to wrap indefinitely.
  • Re: airbrush & OHW paint & Liquid Print Activator

    ..Couldn't have made a finer statement. First forum I've been on that newbies get real advice from pros that want to see us succeed. The only bashing is truly worded jokes applied in the right context. I question the pros helping us newbies though. Why? This forum is ripe with pros that want to see newbies succeed. I don't really understand that. That's a bit unusual. Unlike many "simple but complicated "processes similar to these, the pros here freely give out tips ,tricks and help to what some would be their future competition. It is the fact that no matter how well the process works out that there remains a "black magic" difficulty in achieving consistent work that you really don't worry about giving out "the secrets" . Or did K2 brainwash us somehow on sign-up that we would all run this forum in the most helpful way or not play.

    I've got to be on 20-30 different forums. I wish they could all model after this!
    Pleasure to be here,
    Mike. NightinGale Design.
    Its a little of all of that actually. I can speak for myself and possibly a few others as an example. First of @MidOhioHydrographics has a unique situation, he has a client that will exclusively work with him and his company, so NO ONE is competition for him. I was trained by Jim at the request of my last job (a large custom paint facility, where I did engineering) I lost that job, but not the tons of information I had from all the processes I worked on. If I don't give the info away... it just goes to waste. @NotSoFast has been trained, but his shops main focus is in another area. @onehitwonder and @studebaker are suppliers, but due to Jim's vetting process, they are here BECAUSE they are the exception to the rule. And the point about Jim brainwashing us?... a little bit... He leads by example, would give you the shirt off his back. Right there are some of the biggest contributors to this forum. And I am constantly amazed by the number of you that follow with that example. It really makes you smile when you see guys with less than 1000 posts helping someone out. Trust me, it doesn't go unnoticed.