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#1 posted 01-14-2018 04:46 PM

I have shot SW Pro Classic (which is a 100% acrylic) through my HVLP gun with a 2.0 and 2.5 tip. What you do is use 60% paint, 30% windshield washer solvent (the blue stuff) and the Flotrol type product that Sherwin Williams stores sell ( I forget the name). I have done numerous pieces of furniture and a number of different kitchen cabinets and had factory quality results. There are some videos on YouTube showing the use of windshield washer solvent as a thinner you should check out. The nice part is you can handle the finish product inside an hour. Good luck.

- Joel J

Just a note of caution from the paranoid organic chemist in me. A lot of windshield washer solution contains methanol. You can get a brief whiff of it when you clean your windshield. That is in a well vented car. I would not care to spray methanol vapors in an enclosed shop. If I did so I would use a good quality respirator with organic vapor absorption cartridges and then leave the area until the air has changed over. Just me, your results may vary.

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