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ladyfinisher



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:53 pm    Post subject: Poly tints Reply with quote

I was wondering what every body is using for tints in a two part poly clear. My paint store says the clear coat will not take tint, you have to buy color coat. But I am doing a transparent burst and buying a quart of something for that is a waste of money.

I tried my TransTint, but it would not completely dissolve. Almost, but there were some fine flecks that the strainer didn't catch. I tried dissolving it in a little bit of lacquer thinner first, but the paint store said the thinner wasn't good for the poly.

Hope there is an easy way to to poly bursts.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never tinted a 2 part poly, but did you try to dissolving the Transtint in the reducer for the poly, then blend into the clear? Just an idea.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first thought was to dissolve it in the reducer. It wouldn't dissolve. I was surprised. The only other thing I haven't been able to dissolve Transtint in was oil base finishes.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What brand of 2part poly are trying to tint? Not much info that I can find on tinting a clear, mostly talks about tinting base colors.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a thread from '12 on how I tinted some corner lenses on my 4runner, but with photobucket disabling all pics it's kind of useless. However, I used a tint called Kustom Shop "Orange Glow Kandy Basecoat (other colors available). I mixed it straight into my catalyzed clear and shot it right on the lenses. When we tint or "smoke" tail lights at work, the painters tint a midcoat clear and then clear coat over that, and that's what dougk mentioned in my original thread that he has success with too.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I tend to shoot first and ask questions later ... Laughing

I'd mix the tints in thinner and go for it. It's not like you're pouring buckets of the stuff on there, and when it's dry the thinner is gone anyway.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What you want is a mid coat clear or "color blender". It's a non-cataylzed urethane. (or basically untinted urethane basecoat). You can mix transtints in this just fine.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everybody. Poly is pretty new to me.

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