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SgtKish

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Paint difference from gal can to spray can
« on: January 07, 2019, 11:51:44 PM »
I have been trying to figure something out here with my paint mixing. I have been using he Korean war style paint with a slight simi gloss look. Paint code od- 2430 and it comes out ok but I noticed a difference from the gal can I mix for the paint gun, and the pre mixed spray can I use for touch ups and small parts. The spray can that comes already mixed from the distributor is a little more glossy and a shade different on the green. Now I like that color better from he spray cans, but I can't figure out why I'm not getting the same results when I mix the same paint code from the gallon can. All I can think of is their using a different thinner then I am, but it doesn't say on the can what they use. I'm using xylen to thin the paint for the gun at 4 to 1 parts. Anyone know what's going on here? What thinner is used in these spray paint premixed cans or what makes then more glossy then the results I'm getting from mixing the same paint my self?

big44maghunter

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Re: Paint difference from gal can to spray can
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 09:54:08 AM »
I'm not much of a painter so just throwing this out there!  What about adding a hardener to the gal paint.  I've read that that can increase the gloss of the paint a little. 

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Re: Paint difference from gal can to spray can
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 11:13:53 AM »
Which brand paint are you using. The Gillespie people have several paint techs, that you can call and they can give you advice. I have been down to there factory several times, and spoke to them in person. They were always very helpful.

SgtKish

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Re: Paint difference from gal can to spray can
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 11:16:32 AM »
I just looked into that and I guess it does add a little more gloss. I don't think that's what's going on with the rattle cans because I believe the hardeners have to be used within a couple hours of mixing. That's a good idea to test though. I'm not a painter either obviously...lol. I'm just slowly trying to figure out new skills.  Thanks

SgtKish

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Re: Paint difference from gal can to spray can
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 11:24:35 AM »
It says manufactured for Midwest military by the sierra company. I'm wondering if the humidity has been too high, and I'm spraying when my tent is colder the usual.

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Re: Paint difference from gal can to spray can
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 09:10:35 AM »
If its the TM9 paint then i would contact Paul Viens, goes by halifaxgroup on here . He was the guy that developed the TM9 brand and then later sold it to Midwest . He at one time was still doing consulting tech work for them.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 09:13:05 AM by beerman »

SgtKish

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Re: Paint difference from gal can to spray can
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 11:16:29 PM »
Good intel, ill track him down. Than you sir.