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Old 09-10-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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OK Im stupid, paint formula help

OK Im stupid, paint formula help

usually the can says what ratio to use thinner.

the gallon of stuff I got say 1-1/2 to 2 pints of acetone per gallon.

like Im mixing a whole gallon.

Im use to the can saying what ratio, I just then divide the dept of the gun cup on a paint stick n mix by that.

8 pints to a gallon

if I use 2 pints of thinner

that 2:8 / 1:4

?????

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Old 09-10-2010, 04:31 PM   #2
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Hmm last I checked it's 4 quarts = 1 gallon.

So if your mixing you would mix 2:1 (2 parts paint:1 part thinner)

For example if you put in 2 quarts paint, then you would put in 1 quart thinner for a total of 3 quarts. If you needed 1 gallon you would mix 3 quarts paint and 1 quart and 1 pint thinner.
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Sorry I meant pints

8 pints to a gallon
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:39 PM   #5
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Base plus 20-25% I'd say.

If you mix a half gallon, then use 3/4 to 1 pint.
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I'm really assuming it's a simple 4 to 1 ratio.

But I can see how it could be interpereted as a gallon with the acetone already mixed.


Pretty stupid way to do it if you ask me.

What kind of paint is it?
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Pints????? We aint got no pints...we got quarts and half quarts!!!!!
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Sorry I meant pints

8 pints to a gallon
In that case you it would be a 4:1 ratio (4 parts paint:1 part thinner)

For example if you put in 8 pints paint (1 gallon), then you would put in 2 pints thinner (1 quart) for a total of 5 quarts (1 gallon 1 quart).

Do not take 8 pints and divide by four to get 2 pints of thinner. This creates a 3:1 ration, not the 4:1 that you need.
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In that case you it would be a 4:1 ratio (4 parts paint:1 part thinner)

For example if you put in 8 pints paint (1 gallon), then you would put in 2 pints thinner (1 quart) for a total of 5 quarts (1 gallon 1 quart).

Do not take 8 pints and divide by four to get 2 pints of thinner. This creates a 3:1 ration, not the 4:1 that you need.
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What kind of paint is it?
Rust-Oleum Industrial Enamel $25 a gallon

Gonna paint my wagon with it

no really, you can find lots of thread where folks used the small cans of it to paint a motorcycle or a car using a roller or brush.

Ill be using a spray gun so it should look even better but have seen stuff first hand done with a paint roller and it looked like a pro spray job.

Plus the wagon is all beat up, painting right over 90% of the chrome trim n such, blacking the whole thing out, adding more skulls.

I was gonna remove all the trim, but it would of been a chore, someone said just paint it all, did a test on just the back with a rattle can and liked it.

After I bought these neat skull reflective decals for the rear tail light and took a pic, realized how weathered it has become. And needs a cheap face lift.






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Old 09-10-2010, 09:51 PM   #18
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What do ya think about this for some custom grafix???

Not sure how many here will get it though

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Old 09-11-2010, 03:55 AM   #19
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Not sure how many here will get it though

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Old 09-11-2010, 02:57 PM   #20
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Just dunno how to pull it off and not have to explain it all the time

Maybe get it printed onto a magnetic sheet, to add or remove as needed.

Dame rain, no paint today.

Though kinda good, the muric acid Im using to get ride of rust found lots more lose paint then I had thought was even possiable.

Guessing any where the paint had cracked over the years, of course had hidden rust and when the acid got down in there and ate the rust, there was nothing to hold the paint on. Down the top of both front fenders is bare metal now. Nice shiny bare metal from the acid
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:11 PM   #21
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1 step above a rattle can job, aircompressor gave me a fit, ended up having to keep it close to get any coverage.
Tried to hotwire it but must have some thermal temp switch in the motor that won't let it run very long. Was awful hot in the shed and it kept poopin out before it was filled.





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Old 09-12-2010, 07:22 PM   #22
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I only painted the front end and the 4 doors since they were easily taped off from the rest. Now I just gotta finish.






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Old 09-12-2010, 11:28 PM   #23
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Wow, I guess you can polish a turn.

Just kidding, maybe
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Wow, I guess you can polish a turn.

Just kidding, maybe
Ill run my turd against your turd any day of the week, no really.

Long as both cars weigh the same at the starting line AKA you'll have a trunk, a back seat and a lap full of 40lb sand bags, then you will appreciate what it takes to get a real car moving off the line


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