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Pot life pre cat lauqer

by langski93
posted 07-09-2017 04:37 PM


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AlaskaGuy

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#1 posted 07-09-2017 04:44 PM

Doesn’t the manufacturer of the product put the pot life on the can?

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#2 posted 07-09-2017 05:14 PM

Lacquer will be fine for several days in the sprayer at room temperature. If it’s a satin sheen, give it a few swirls each time you use it to get the solids back in suspension.

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#3 posted 07-09-2017 05:19 PM

Normal “Shelf Life” of pre-cats are 3 months. (I’ve gone longer)

I use pressure pots and leave the lacquer in them all the time until it’s time to refill.
But, they are air tight.

Even if your gun isn’t air tight, (breather hole?)
In my Opinion, I would feel safe to say you should be able to keep it in the cup for at least a week.
YMMV

(I can’t think of any time I have seen my lacquer skim up or gel)
One thing is to keep it stirred or all of the solids will settle to the bottom.

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#4 posted 07-09-2017 05:27 PM

I don’t know if this is really works or not but when I spray and leave the gun full over night I submerge the whole gun under water in a 5 gallon bucket. Thinking that will isolate the gun from air getting were it shouldn’t. I don’t know if that really help but it can’t hurt.

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#5 posted 07-09-2017 06:33 PM



I don t know if this is really works or not but when I spray and leave the gun full over night I submerge the whole gun under water in a 5 gallon bucket. Thinking that will isolate the gun from air getting were it shouldn t. I don t know if that really help but it can t hurt.

- AlaskaGuy

It can if the gun’s container leaks. :)

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#6 posted 07-09-2017 09:17 PM

I don t know if this is really works or not but when I spray and leave the gun full over night I submerge the whole gun under water in a 5 gallon bucket. Thinking that will isolate the gun from air getting were it shouldn t. I don t know if that really help but it can t hurt.

- AlaskaGuy

It can if the gun s container leaks. :)

- RichTaylor

You leave the gun connected to the air. You’ll immediately of you have any leaks. But I use a conversion gun.

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