Originally Posted by Adult Beverage
Not sure if I should resurrect this thread. After a hiatus from these boards I seem to have the time, temperament and resources to continue a replacement screen build. Going to look at the paints I purchased previously to check their condition after storing them for a year (two maybe?) in a cold central NY garage.
Unless you let the Paints freeze, if they were sealed, at most a good, slow speed mixing with the Squirrel Cage mixing tool (...which I KNOW
you must have...) will get'em up to squirtin' speed.
The Colorant might be more problematical. It tends to separate more and coagulate.
Based on the advice from MM above, I plan to use Silver Fire v2.5 N/C with 8 oz additional UPW. I may add the 2 oz. of colorant if I can satisfactorily mix it and the N/C looks too light.
The Rustoleum Silver serves to make a darker Metallic Base that the older Silver Fire mix possessed. Adding the UPW does not overly lighten the shade as much as it serves to mask the Metallic effect.
A little understood fact is that in fact it is not the brightness of the Metallic Silver's Mica that creates the Graininess, but rather the presence of the Black element within the Silver that tends to highlight the lighter areas. (...one does not as easily see the metallic content in the White Pearl..) A small amount of UPW evens out this tendency toward highlighting, by slightly lightening the dark base while barely reducing the reflective qualities of the Mica. This brings both into a closer proximity of balance.
Adding Colorant (3 oz) will help keep the mix a bit darker while the UPW still does it's job.
So, are these still the proper ingredients and proportions?
Rustoleum Metallic Accents – White Pearl 24 oz.
Rustoleum Metallic Accents – Sterling Silver 16 oz.
Behr 1750 UPW Flat 16 oz.
Rustoleum's Ultimate Polyurethane Matte Finish (water based) 16 oz.
Distilled Water 32 oz.
If so, would I be adding 24 oz. of UPW, or does the 16 oz. listed already account for the additional 8 oz. recommended?
You'll note that the Sterling Silver was reduced, the Pearl increased slightly, and the UPW upped from 10 oz to 16 oz in SF2.5-N/C
To even more greatly reduce the potential for observing grain, add the additional 8 Oz UPW....then add Colorant to taste.
Lastly, there now appears to be a Curbell Plastics near home. Does anyone have any contacts there or have had dealings with them?
I may not Git-R-Done, but I'm gonna to Git-R-Started.
Sheesh...I had to go back 10 pages in my PMs (500of 'em) to find out your 2 hours out from Rochester, NY.
Curbell is not a Distributor that tends to offer product at Wholesale, so they are not gonna give you the pricing that Laird will if I intervene.
If renting a Truck / Trailer is prohibitively expensive, as well as delivery options (...the latter might surprise you...) then perhaps Curbell is you best hope.
You can almost bet the Wife's virtue they will be ordering from Laird.
But Hope Floats!
I stopped just now to do some checkin' fur ya!
Laird does service your area with deliveries, and I've put in a call on your behalf to get an approximate price for a 5 x 10 cut to order and delivered to the Onieda, NY area.
We just might nail this after all!