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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 10-03-2013 11:49 AM

I have sprayed Deft exclusively once I experienced it. It is SO easy to work, easy to handle, quick, durable and ultimately the smoothest feeling finish I have ever worked with. It’s just fun.
Depending on the temp, 10 – 20% thin with lacquer thinner. It’s really not that fussy if your gun is good, but it does flow out better if thinned some. I use two coats on a 220 grit sanded surface, denibbing with 320 stearate paper between coats. With that simple and quick prep, the last coat flows out and dries as smooth as glass. I use a semi-gloss patina.
Since it doesn’t scum over in the can or gun, I just leave it in the gun between uses. I wipe the nozzle with thinner and hang the gun. A brief stirring by swirling the gun and it’s ready to go again as much as a month later. When refilling the gun, I pour thinner in first and fill the gun (gravity HVLP) to within 1/2” of top. Swirl it a bit and go.

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