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Old 25-04-2009, 09:48   #1
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Spraying AwlCraft Using Brushing Converter?

I'm in the process of Awlgripping my boomvang. I've got the boomvang etched, undercoated and primed with #545 primer and was about to top coat it with Awlcraft. However, I just discovered that my Awl-cat #2 spraying converter is hardened up and all that I have is the #3 Brush Converter.

According to what I've read, Awl-Craft is a spray only material, and I get a much better coat by spraying, so I really want to spray. However, a pint of the converter is $50+, so I'm not keen on spending that and there's no place around here to get the spray converter.

So, does anyone know what the difference is between the spraying converter and the brushing converter? What happens if spray using the brushing converter?

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Spray converter has a shorter cure time (1-4 hours), whereas brush converter gives a longer cure time (16 Hours plus).
If you have to spray using a brushing converter, extend your drying time between coats to at least 16 hours, but not more than 24 hours (@ 24 hrs you should sand twixt coats).
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