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Old 10-10-2016, 10:22 AM   #11
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That was my understanding about FLoetrol too. Penetrol is similar to FLoetrol but for oil enamel, but if you live in California you can't get it anywhere. I got the same catalyst hardener Goatherder shows (magic brand) at Tractor Supply.
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Makes your paint with the swirly thing you stick in the drill
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:59 AM   #13
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Hi Goatherder. I bought the swirly drill thing to mix my paint. $6.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:51 PM   #14
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This


and this



and last (but not least) this:



Got me this:


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I rolled the top (almond) and sprayed the green. I mixed green and silver and black to get this metallic green color. You can't roll metallic. If you want to roll it, I'd thin the paint about 10% w/ Acetone, and mix the hardener about 15:1. And use a 1/4" knap roller.

Again, you can't roll metallic. It will look swirly and blotchy and like absolute sh!t. But you can roll solid colors with a short knap roller and have it come out pretty nice, especially on vertical surfaces.
Awesome, looks good man!
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This is probably what I'll go with.... as close to UK blue as I can find. This on the bottom with the Bus-Kote on the top.

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so what part to what part in this concoction? is there a formula?
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so what part to what part in this concoction? is there a formula?r
This is the ratio that was given a few posts back:

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If you want to roll it, I'd thin the paint about 10% w/ Acetone, and mix the hardener about 15:1. And use a 1/4" knap roller.
So, by my math, that would be 12 oz of acetone and 8 oz of hardener (the whole can, if you use what was pictured) per gallon of paint.
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So, by my math, that would be 12 oz of acetone and 8 oz of hardener (the whole can, if you use what was pictured) per gallon of paint.

perfect exactly what I needed!.

im not planniong to do a whole bus (I wish I could but my storage spots and my HOA both are sticklers on exterior vehicle painting.. ),, so nowhere to park and spend the time needed to strip the lettering, reflective taoe, etc.. ill have ti pay the piper and have it painted..

however im looking to find something decently durable for the wheels.. ive tried a couple spray products on the wheels of the DEV.. cleaned, roughed up, primed, etc and still the first massive rain i drive theb us through paint flies off the wheels..

so I'll be brushing this on as I can reach everything at least on the outer wheels with a brush.. if I ever have the inners off I'll paint them then.

how much working time do you have after you mix the parts? is it a use the whole can in one shot? or can you seal the can off and use it for a second coat the next day?

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perfect exactly what I needed!....

how much working time do you have after you mix the parts? is it a use the whole can in one shot? or can you seal the can off and use it for a second coat the next day?

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NO! You've got 8hr pot life after you mix in the catalyst. And I think that varies with temperature.

I actually painted this bus twice. First time was with 1gal Hunter Green and a qt of Silver, and a can of Hardener. Came out Liberace Green - a little bit too fruity for me.

So the next day I mixed up a whole new batch with 5qt green, 1qt silver, 1/2 pint can of gloss black...and mixed the hardener in as I went. About a quart batch at a time - 5 parts paint, 2 parts acetone, 1/3 part hardener. I've got about a quart of paint left so I mixed that 1 can of hardener into about 5 qts of paint. Paint cured up pretty well, it was 80F when I sprayed.

Good luck with your paint jobs.
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