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Question for metal flakers....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jasonic, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. Jasonic
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
    Posts: 259

    Jasonic
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    I am attempting to shoot my first metalflake job. Practicing small before I tackle something important.

    Question is this... I have a 1.3mm nozzle on my gun, should I go with a larger nozzle, perhaps a 2mm or will I be alright with what I have?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated as always.

    Thanks.

    Jasonic
     
  2. What size flake ave you got?

    Some stuff is so small it doesn't matter,other stuff needs a garden hose.
     
  3. Spitfire1776
    Joined: Jan 7, 2004
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    from York, PA

    Depends on size of metal flake youre using? You could maybe play it safe, go with the 2 mm and slightly increase pressure if there's gathering at the nozzle.
     
  4. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    If you don't want to make an absolute possibly permanent mess in your garage and the next mile and a half of neighborhood down wind, spray it in someone elses spray booth! [​IMG]
     

  5. SwitchBlade327
    Joined: Dec 15, 2002
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    I used like a 1.9 nozzle with the normal sized stuff, it really depends on what kind your spraying. Never heard of anyone using a tip that small though. an dthe shit will be EVERYWHERE wherever you spray it. so if you do it in your shop, be sure to cover stuff you don't want it in. We had to change every filter in the booth after I did my roof and dash.
     
  6. Evilfordcoupe™
    Joined: May 22, 2001
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    Hey Jason,

    Just lay the clear on, then stand back and throw flake on it. Dont tell me your painting a vespa all flakey???

    -Jason
     
  7. Jasonic
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
    Posts: 259

    Jasonic
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    No, I'm not wasting any flake on a scoot, been thinking about shooting the roof silver. Almost finished with body work, gotta wet sand one more coat of primer, then it is off tto othe races. Finally found the colors, it's go time.

    J
     
  8. ESnacky6
    Joined: Aug 28, 2002
    Posts: 1,067

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    Talk to Donnie..aka Lownslow...

    he is a metalflake master..!!

     
  9. Evilfordcoupe™
    Joined: May 22, 2001
    Posts: 1,820

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    OK, thats good to hear. I have the tip for the spraygun to shoot flake. Let me know when your going to do it.
    *WAIT*
    You were wanting to do it down here huh???

    -Jason
     

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