spraying metallic celluose

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  1. alabbasi

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    You think? :)
     
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    Wow! What a job... very nice. Can I ask what epoxy you used as a rust inhibitor??
     
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    I use Lechler LS107, "Bi-component epoxy primer with zinc phosphate and high anti-corrosive power."
     
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    Nice! Cheers for that.. I use Epoxy 121 hence my question..
     
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    1969 Lotus Cortina.jpg View attachment 72298 View attachment 72298
    This was my Cortina Lotus from 1969....the top lacquer peeled on this and ended up being sprayed Daytona Red with a vinyl roof.

    I thought it was the change over to Acrylic from Cellulose paints and the adhesion or lack of was due to the electrolysis of the paint and vehicle being sprayed was different so it did not adhere as it should of done.
     
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    I use 121 or similar on the chassis, inner wings and suspension parts and the LS107 on body parts.
     
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    Think I have solved it. Better control with the new gun. Tighter fan spread and less volume with about 15% more thinners in the clear coat. I thought all Mercedes had a clear coat? Any way mine is cellulose and decided to use it again because I thought it would be more forgiving. As I said was getting really well and getting a good finish that did not need flatting down and polishing but have now bought a polishing machine which does give a glass like finish. Did think you could not mix paint types and certainly not put a 2K finish over cellulose as I was trying to avoid going back to metal. Ended up having to do that but gradually learning.
     
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    This car looks awesome. My friend used to have one like this. That was my first ride in a merc. Lovely car but rust was allways a big issue
     

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