Originally Posted by narhic_fd
As stated in the silver Fire thread, I'll be using a 6ft x 4ft, 1/4 thick plexiglass for the project. Would the Mylar in the link above be sufficient for the project??
I'd spend the small amount extra and get this one:http://www.amazon.com/Hydroponics-My...ef=pd_sbs_lg_6
....so you have a slight amount of extra leeway for pulling / attaching.
Second, I'll need to know the distance the gun tip needs to be from the Plexiglass while spraying.
Third, do i want the paint flow dial completely open on the gun.
And Forth, how many coating do i need to put on the plexiglass( I think i read somewhere you want to do the flashlight test).
A flash light test is an easy one....if the flash light is bright. One of the 19 LED jobs is probably the best to use. Have someone hold it straight toward the screen form 10' but do so at various heights, while you move around...side to side, up and down.
Myself, I will use the projector itself, covering during painting and uncovering it for a veritable "ACID' TEST".
If I'm correct, You don't do a duster coating for light fussion
as in the Normal Silver fire spray application. Last, what is the % of spray overlap on each pass?? Thanks.[/quote]
Dusters are the BEST
method to use to slowly build up layers evenly. With older, fine tip HVLP guns, the pace across the screen had to be much slower, and that also meant the thicker coatings were hard to keep even without putting too much paint up. Horizontal Banding often occurred for novice painters.
Apply dusters so the following row overlaps the previous row by a minimum of 60% to 70%. Start testing on your 5th Dusterfussion