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Blog entry by SamShields posted 07-30-2015 02:13 AM 1280 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Currently in the process of switching over to an HVLP system. I am looking for a good finish to spray. I’d like to stick with an oil base finish if possible but I would be open to a waterbase finish. I’ve heard Enduro Var by Generals is good except for it leaves a plastic like look. Any ideas anyone? Please and thank you!!

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#1 posted 07-30-2015 06:08 PM

I have been using Rudd Duracat lacquer in the satin sheen. I thin it perhaps 20% with lacquer thinner and it sprays great with a compressor driven HVLP gun. It is non-yellowing, and a really nice product to work with.
Two coats can be sprayed inside of a day, and builds a nice looking finish, and not too glossy.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 07-30-2015 08:29 PM

Does the Rudd brand lacquer require any other chemical treatments? Or sanding sealer before applying?

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#3 posted 08-17-2015 07:00 PM

Mostly water based finishes with some solvent based.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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