Napa Crossfire Acrylic Enamel respray

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Napa Crossfire Acrylic Enamel respray

Post by arodnom on February 21st 2012, 5:19 pm

Hey all longtime lurker !

love the site.

I'm spraying a 1973 MGB with Napa Crossfire Acrylic Enamel (Blaze red). This car is a driver not a show car. I'm sanding the car down with 320 scuff pads. This is the first time I have ever painted anything. I do have a 6 hp 30 gal craftsman air compressor and water seperator. I had a few questions and wanted to know what you pros think.

*Should I use a conventional gun hvlp or turbine? The Turbine is a rental from Home depot and is a 4 stage.

*If I go the route of Hvlp gun should I use a tip smaller than 1.4? I've read where people use 1.0 for AE SS and turn the air up.

* I also read I don't have to use a hardener but it won't shine that well. Is a hardener necessary??

Here is the paint
http://www.martinsenour-autopaint.com/media/pds/english/9104.pdf

http://www.martinsenour-autopaint.com/en/ProductHighlights/~/media/Martin-Senour-Files/Product-Information/Crossfire/Systems-Quick-Reference.ashx

Guns I'm looking at: I can spend a little more if it means a better flow less OP

http://www.harborfreight.com/professional-automotive-hvlp-spray-gun-kit-94572.html
http://www.harborfreight.com/high-volume-low-pressure-gravity-feed-spray-gun-66222.html

The car does not have any rust. I cut out all the bad and installed new metal. I'm using rage extreme for smoothing out the welds. I'll wash and remove wax, remove all the chrome, sand, filler. The new metal is already primed.


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http://picasaweb.google.com/102677989530297021095/20120113

Any other tips will be much appreciated.

Thanks

Bryan
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