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Can you spray topcoat directly to metal?

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Yes, All PPG light industrial coatings sold by United Industrial Coatings can be applied directly to properly prepared metal surfaces. The surface to be coated must be sanded and free of all contamination.

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Does temperature affect the cure of the paint?

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Yes, dry times and pot life are listed on tech sheets based on 70 degree temperature and 50% humidity. For every 15 degree increase in temperature the dry time and pot life can be cut in half. For every 15 degree decrease in temperature the dry time and pot life will double.

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How much thinner do I need to add to the paint?

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None, All PPG light industrial coatings sold by United Industrial Coatings are supplied “ready to spray”. If desired because of unusual conditions, you may add up to 10% solvent

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Is it a good idea to leave my spray gun in the washer ?

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Our shop just purchased a contained gun washer. Is it a good idea to leave my spray gun in the washer since it is not immersed in solvent?

Definitely, NO. After the gun washer runs its cycle, the spray gun should be removed, rinsed with clean solvent and a blowgun used to blow off any remaining solvent. It is hard on packing seals if the spray gun is left in solvent. Solvent fumes in the gun washer are even ...

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