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Old 02-25-2011, 07:58 PM
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I know some people do it, my question is how. I'm using parma liquid mask, what do I use thin it out with in order to spray it on? Are people using airbrushes, or spray bottles?

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I know some people do it, my question is how. I'm using parma liquid mask, what do I use thin it out with in order to spray it on? Are people using airbrushes, or spray bottles?

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I use Bob Dively's liquid mask shot through an HLVP touch up gun using a 1.5MM needle/nozzle. I do not thin the liquid mask. I can get away with (2) heavy coats and it's perfect. I love how smooth it turns out as opposed to brushing. Using a heat gun, I can have (2) coats ready to cut in 90 min. Here are a couple links...

The HLVP gun I use

The bodies I've done using this gun

Hope that helps.

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i use this,link but the hvlp is currently on sale for a buck more

$15.00 bucks has never clogged and i dont feel bad about abusing it,, Agreed on brushing, and two nice coats its GTG!!
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yep, spraygun all the way
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Agree with all the replies so far. I went to spraying when I did a couple large scale bodies that did not come with overspray film. I wanted to draw up the designs with sharpie without risk of leaving marks on the finish. Un-thinned Bob Dively shot through a $15 Harbor Freight HVLP gun.

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I tried spraying BD on the last body I did and it was great! I used my ab with a .8 tip and just thinned the lm by about 20% with water. I put 4 coats on and heat dried between coats.

Spraying it made it so much easier to cut straight lines and steady curves compared to having brush strokes.

My airbrush worked fine for it. I did clean it out in the sink between coats to make sure the lm wouldn't dry in it and I had to wait for the body to dry any way.
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What psi are you guys shooting the bob divey lmf at with those guns?
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I use Parma mask thin it with a lil water and shoot thru a touch up gun
at 30psi.

2 coats dry inbetween with a hair dryer.
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Originally Posted by mx51 View Post
What psi are you guys shooting the bob divey lmf at with those guns?
about 25-30lbs for me i imagine the hvlp would only need about 10-15
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Got it to work, Have to water down the parma, about 70/30 mix, sprays great!!!! OMG I'll never use a brush again!!! that combined with a special "oven" I made out of a box, I can have a body preped in 30 minutes!!! way better than all day!
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What are you guys using to clean your HVLP guns after spraying the LM ??
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Originally Posted by Jamie James View Post
What are you guys using to clean your HVLP guns after spraying the LM ??
Water
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I just tryed a touch-up gun with fasmask (thined with water) for the first time, works great. No more brush for me.
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Originally Posted by 1967rs View Post
I just tryed a touch-up gun with fasmask (thined with water) for the first time, works great. No more brush for me.
+1 on this got mine on friday tried it that night with parma thined with water at about 30psi works awesome...
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I got a HVLP cheap gun from Harbor frieght, best 14$ dollars I spent. I am in no way a pro painter but I would get 13 bodys out of a bottle brushing it on now with the sprayer I am over 16 with more left. I do thin it out with water too about 30%.
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