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Old 05-01-2017, 16:57   #1111
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Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

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Last coat is sprayed with flattening agent. Also fast reducer and accelerant. This is full flat, not satin.
Minaret, what tip size do you need to shoot your griptex fine/coarse mix with? I would think bigger like 1.8?
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Old 05-01-2017, 20:46   #1112
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Minaret, what tip size do you need to shoot your griptex fine/coarse mix with? I would think bigger like 1.8?



I used a cheap DeVilbiss cup gun with a 1.5 tip that I usually use for blowing on primer. Was great for this, no back flushing necessary. If you use a pressure pot you will have to back flush often. Gravity feed cup guns work better for this, even though it can be a pain because you cant flip the gun upside down like a pressure pot gun, or hold it at right angle to the deck. Also, it's cheap, simple, and works. A 1qt pot was fine for me.You don't ever want to mix more than that any way, unless you're shooting something huge. Practice on something first.


PS: Keep swirling your pot load around so the flattening agent and griptex don't want to separate out like they do in a big pot.
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Hi Minaret! Did you ever post a pic of your beautiful boat finished and in the water? This thread is such a great one it deserves a nice finish yeah?
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PS: Keep swirling your pot load around so the flattening agent and griptex don't want to separate out like they do in a big pot.
Thanks for the tip on swirling. They don't mention that on the product data sheet. I have one more stupid question… When you sprayed on your three coats of awlgrip on the deck, did you spray sections at a time, or did you wait to let paint dry 16 hours or so and walk on the deck? I guess my question is, if you spray, can you wait up to 24 hours to re-coat without having to sand vs the few hours recommended?

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Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

I'm gonna add +1,000 on gravity pots for spraying thinned mixes like gel coat. Wal-Mart has el cheapo pots which work stupendously but are so inexpensive that one does not mind tossing at the end of the job. IIRC, the last I bought from them was $35 for the whole rig (cup & gun).

Min, any update on your sitch?
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