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#1 posted 10-04-2013 08:03 PM

I’ve sprayed Deft out of my HVLP system. It works well, but I found that it needed quite a bit of thinning, on the order of fifty percent, in order to get it to flow out smoothly. Granted, I was still at the bottom of the learning curve where spraying is concerned at that point. If you are comfortable with your equipment, you can probably use less thinner. As for the deft congealing when the reducer was added, part of the problem may have to do with the fact that Deft doesn’t make a specific reducer for its brushing lacquer, at least, not as far as I know. I think that your best bet would be to start with a high grade medium lacquer thinner. Prior to thinning your whole batch of lacquer, add a small amount of your thinner to a slightly larger amount of deft in another container and allow it to sit overnight. Provided that there’s no sign of a problem with the mixture in the morning, you’re probably good to go.

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