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Old 08-23-2003, 03:26 AM
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Default Problems with LusterKote Paint

I'm using a can of lusterkote spray paint and when I try to paint something some solid particles come out of the can. The finish looks like I painted it in a super dusty place but it's not dust. It's crud coming out of the can. Has anyone ever had this experience with lusterkote?
It's a total mess. Did I not shake the can enough? I shook it for about 90 seconds!
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Old 08-23-2003, 06:08 AM
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I would guess it is a defective or old can of paint.
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Old 08-23-2003, 04:56 PM
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i've had this happen also....can is bad
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Old 08-25-2003, 10:37 AM
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Default Problems with LusterKote Paint

I've never had this problem with Lustrecoat, but this is what I do.

Pull the spray head and soak in thinner.
Turn can upside down when shaking
Warm can in water to 110+- degrees
Shake can again
Fully depress the head when spraying

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Old 08-25-2003, 06:00 PM
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Default Problems with LusterKote Paint

I also had this happen. The can was half full and about one year old. It worked properly when new. I guess it just went bad. I always spray onto piece of paper or cardboard now to test the paint.

It's amazing how many ways LustreKote can go wrong and how few ways it can go right.
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Old 08-26-2003, 09:10 AM
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Default Problems with LusterKote Paint

Can anyone recommend a spray paint that works well and matches monocoat. Would anyone like to comment on the paint that goes with UltraCoat?
Thanks for all the comments!
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Old 08-26-2003, 05:46 PM
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I have never had a good paint job with Lustrekote out of the can. I turn mine upside down and let all the propellant out, then puncture the can and drain all the paint into a jar. Then I use my good airbrush or touch up gun. No further thinning is required. This has given me excellent results. Lustrekote is good stuff, but their cans suck. Wish I could buy it in bottles instead of cans.
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Old 08-27-2003, 05:58 PM
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Default Problems with LusterKote Paint

Is there a source for high quality atomizing nozzles? Maybe a new nozzle would help.
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Old 08-27-2003, 06:54 PM
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" Nozzles-R-Us "

Sorry....couldn't resist.
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Old 09-03-2003, 04:02 PM
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Wolff2000

The Cheveron Perfect paint system has Monokote matched paint. Here is a link to their web site. Tower also sells cheveron, but I don't know if the stock the Monokte colors.

Cheveron Paint

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Old 09-05-2003, 03:29 AM
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Just be careful with Chevrons clear coats, they yellow pretty bad. Have some on my Topr FLite P-40 and against the gray bottom background you can really tell.
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Old 09-05-2003, 03:33 AM
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Keep the dog out of the hanger.
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Old 09-08-2003, 02:25 PM
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Default RE: Problems with LusterKote Paint

Good ole Lustkote.

As stated before... and I just finished a project this weekend. Gotta have fresh paint... the older the worse the spatter. Heat can in hot water and shake till your blue in the face. keep nozzles in thinner and change often. Make sure the top of your finger is not over to far on the nozzle. The overspary will collect and drop back into the stream giving the effect of globs in the paint BTDT.

I spoke with the guys that sell the monokote brand and they told me they where working on a new nozzle. But that was nearly a year ago so go figure.

The best paint out of spray can is the Century 21 paint. It has an adjust nozzle that will change the spray fan vertical or horizontal. It mist it REAL smooth too. Too bad the colors dont match Monokote. I use the primer and white.

You can color sand Lusterkote with 800 wet paper to get the edges off the masking and whatever orange peel you get. Being carefull not to go through the color and then clearcoat with automotive clear. I have the painter here at the dealership shoot it with clear when it has all the colors on and prepped.

If you dont want to clear coat then you can hand rub it after colorsanding with a good compound and wax it with a good sealer wax.

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