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Old 11-03-2009, 07:47 PM
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you are exellent
Old 01-07-2010, 01:37 AM
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Hi guys,
excuse me for jumping in, but I have been using those Preval sprayers for my projects with some decent results....I shot down myDumas Hot shot 45with K&B epoxy paint and it turned out well....
Has anyone have any experience with these sprayers before?
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:47 AM
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Use to sell them...work well. Great way to get the basecoat color you want and need, applied to surface like a touch up gun would do.
Old 01-07-2010, 02:29 PM
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Well yeah, my hydros I have are all painted white, the U-76 atlas & '74 pay n pak, it made painting alot easier. I shot down my hot shot 45 red/white no problems...
I just noticed on Krylons web site that they have Epoxy enamel spray paint in Gloss white & gloss black....has anyone ever tried those with any luck?
Old 03-31-2010, 12:17 AM
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Well yeah, my hydros I have are all painted white, the U-76 atlas & '74 pay n pak, it made painting alot easier. I shot down my hot shot 45 red/white no problems...
I just noticed on Krylons web site that they have Epoxy enamel spray paint in Gloss white & gloss black....has anyone ever tried those with any luck?
This is a good question. Any answers yet? Any other colors? Back in the day, "Black Baron" had "Epoxy" spray paints and they were awesome, fuel proof and went on beautifully. Not really true epoxy because they were one part, but somehow super resilient. I miss that paint (from the 80's?)
Old 06-09-2010, 11:09 AM
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Is there anyone on this post that knows where I can get my boat painted?? I don't want to prep, paint, prep, paint, and so on, I think everybody knows what I mean..
Old 06-09-2010, 05:00 PM
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You can send it to US me and the wife=misshydro,we can hook you up.. We paint real car's & truck's and boat's.. We do paint R/C boats too. here some samples of our work. The black cat is Ron Olson's..Three Oberto's and blue,red,white vegas are mine and misshydro's and the one's around the tree too are her's.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:48 PM
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Send it our way ..can hook you up. your only in the next state from me. The boats above I did accept miss vegas ,oberto 1/8 gas and Ron Olsons cat, hubby did them.
Old 06-12-2010, 06:53 AM
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Thanks, I'll get back to you..
Old 07-04-2010, 06:56 PM
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Here is mine that my son just finished he paints for Nor-Tech boats
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:00 PM
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He should check out my Gallery and then just send it to me. @ week later he checks the mail, opens the package, and then WOW!!!
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Check out my gallery. I do custom paint on R/C boats DAILY
Old 08-05-2010, 01:59 PM
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Do I just use reducer or what to clean up my sprayer after usiing nason 2k clear?
The directions just say to clean your equipment according to local air blah blah blah but no mention of what to use!
The paint guy wasn't in at napa today, the young guy looked everywhere for cleanup data but thats all he found!
Is there anything else i could use? Acetone? laquer thinner?
Says you don't need to thin it to spray, mix 4:1 with the activator and spray.
Would it have to be nason reducer if I'm just using it to clean the gun, or could I use the cheap no name reducer from Parts Source, think its duplicolor.
Thanks
Old 08-05-2010, 02:25 PM
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Acetone, reducer....it all will work.
Old 08-05-2010, 03:12 PM
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LOL when the "pros" at the parts store fail ask here! Everything you wanted to know and some stuff you didn't!
Thanks!
Old 08-05-2010, 03:20 PM
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Do I just use reducer or what to clean up my sprayer after usiing nason 2k clear?
The directions just say to clean your equipment according to local air blah blah blah but no mention of what to use!
The paint guy wasn't in at napa today, the young guy looked everywhere for cleanup data but thats all he found!
Is there anything else i could use? Acetone? laquer thinner?
Says you don't need to thin it to spray, mix 4:1 with the activator and spray.
Would it have to be nason reducer if I'm just using it to clean the gun, or could I use the cheap no name reducer from Parts Source, think its duplicolor.
Thanks
I always use 2K paint with 2 coats of clear, just finished a Arrow Shark Tsumani, before and after photos
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:03 PM
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Nice job! I'll post pics of my rigger when it's painted. Pearl green and purple, Looks great on my zx6rr, kawi came up with great factory colors!
I know I can do a "sunburst" in stain on a guitar, going to try to do this paint job with no masking, want to feather the purple onto the green!
I haven't died from spraying nitrocellulose lacquer, this nason 2k sounds about as nasty! Wish I had a pressurized air mask for spraying! I'll hose down the outside shop and spray with the man door open with my respirator, New carbon cans on it should live through it!
Back to square one with this boat! The creatix auto airbrush paint I used didn't bond to itself at all, followed the directions exactly, the white base coat stuck beautifully, stuck to the product line through out but the colors pealed off, did the heat cross linking thing and everything! Stuff sounded great, you are supposed to be able to spray urethane clear over it after heating it! Left Citri-strip on it for 20 minutes and it pealed right down to epoxy.
This time using all automotive paint, starting with etching primer, can get the Kawi colors mixed in pearl cost 10 time as much but it will work I know that! Oh well for the next couple of years all new boats will be some version on the green and purple!
I don't know what I did with that creatix stuff but I put a lot of effort into that paint job! I just went to give it a scuff with a fine scotch brite pad and it rolled right up! Glad I didn't get a coat of clear on it!
Oh Well
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Oh good greef its not that bad! I'd been paint over 28+ years now. If you really want to use nasty paint then use IMORN's! If you paint that without a resperator your dead!!!! Super toxic paint! They use that on semi's and some of the unlimited hydroplane's. You just need a charcoal resporator and you'll be fine when you shoot your paint. I use lacqure thinner to clean all my guns with. You also need to thin that NASON clear to. It helps make the clear flow better=make it smooth as glass or very little orange peal on your finish.
Old 10-09-2010, 08:33 AM
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Hello out there,

Looking for some tips on soldering 1/16 and 1/32 brass wire besides using resistance soldering. types of solder, flux, small torch or iron? Would appreciate any tips. Thanks
Old 12-13-2010, 08:00 AM
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I also use lacqure to clean all my equiptment. Including my hands (very very bad habbit) if i forget to slap on the gloves. I used Sikkens paint in the shop wich is very expensive, spies hecker wich is a german paint for BMW, nason, dupont, lesanol, i can go on and on. I have found that as long as the clearcoat you use, is fuel resistant you will be fine. I just sprayed my first rc boat (sprayed cars for a living) and I went for the budget build. I used dupont basecoat, waterborn paint for airbrush, and nason clearcoat. for applications this small you can make almost any product look great. I think i spent 16 dollars on a pint of recuced base coat. had some left over clear so im not sure how much that cost. I think it was around 65 bucks a gallon. The biggest mistake people do is go cheap on their PRIMER! do not go cheap on a rattle can primer inless you want lifting or flaking issues down the road. the primer is your foundation for your paint. You wouldnt want a brick house built on sand would you?

As far as equiptment. Yes you can buy harbor freight spray guns they work just fine, BUT be ready to replace or rebuild them after one a few paint jobs. The seals and internal parts do not hold up to the chemicals as well as high priced guns. I personally own IWATA and SATA spray guns. Each gun is priced over 500 dollars but they are not necessary for a good paint job. They are only necessary if you do it day in day out for durabiltiy or you are spraying over a large flat panel with metalics. The cheaper guns do not lay metalics down as well as the more expensive guns. My IWATA gun is a 1.3 tip because it is a very low pressure high output gun. My SATA 3000 is a 1.4 because it operates at a little higher pressure. But it can all be chalked up to personal prefrence and spray technique.

Almost forgot. You better have a compresser to keep up with a spray gun or you will have major pressure drop and end up putting a fat layer down and probably end up running it. I personally reccoment 2 to 3 air water seperators used in conjunction with the dryers that have the incondecent material in them. Sort of like the little white bags in your beef jerky. Basically just soaks up moisture. (Sorry for the horrible spelling. I grew up in the tech age with spell check. Thank god for the Iphone)

Or you could just send it to me and I'll hook you up. Located in the St. Louis Missouri area. I have included 1 picture of the boat I just finished. The picture is not the greatest but you get the general idea of how slick it is.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:28 PM
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No it not.. Glasurit is the most costy paint.
Old 02-23-2011, 09:44 PM
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Who is debating what paint is the MOST expensive? I simply said Sikkens is costly and not practical for a boat that's going to get bashed on the pond.
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Your the one that said sikken was the most expensive paint. The Best paint to Buy for the savings and to use on boats are NASON=DUPONT,CROSSFIRE=ACME=MARTIN SENIOR=NAPA autoparts store..OMNI,SHOPLINE=PPG.. VALSPAIR PAINT...ALL ARE GREAT BUGET PAINT LINE TO USE AND JUST AS GOOD AS THE TOP OF THE LINE PAINT SYSTEMS BUT WITHOUT PAYING FOR THE NAME OR KILLING YOUR WALET TOO...I"VE USED ALL OF THEM ON MY CUSTOMERS CARS WITHOUT ANY COMPAINTS OR PROUBLEMS..CUSTOMERS LOVE IT BECAUSE I PASS THE SAVINGS TO THEM..BEEN DOING AUTOBODY AND PAINT FOR OVER 28+YEARS...
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If this has been answered on here I guess I missed it.

But I hear you guys talk about spraying gel coat out of a siphon feed touch up gun, what gel are you using to do this and or any mixture?
Old 03-26-2011, 07:16 PM
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your local dupont store has sprayable black and grey gelcoat..ITS there buget line call NASON.

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