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based on my usage of a foam roller
you will find that even thinned, dtex has "body' and not much "flow"
you could add an acrylic flow enhancer it's out there
but youwill see that finessing out the bubbles after an initial roll out
will demand a v-e-r-y lite touch re-roll to "pop" them - rolled with just the weight of the roller
and rolling both ways can help with the appearance of "streaks'
that stuff cooks off quick and a thin coat even quicker- hence a cool day/ area. no sun. no wind, dust free area
a flat surface with boogers is a fail . . .
denim can go over the xo's, which can be on standa-offs for the soldier clearance
14 gauge is on the cusp of overkill
roll the primer- thinned, with a low texture roller, sanding out texture is avoidable
many paints now come with primer in them
heavy coats are a biotch as the total dry time can be a few days based on weather humidity, etc.
sandpaper will gum up - pronto
a plain acrylic primer is what you want
or KILZ will prime, dry hard but light coats, multiple
the baffle- rattle can kilz- depends it you like texture or not- MDF is the pits - multiple light coats, sanding- be patient
but it will seal that mdf, no burn thru for the top coats
all my baffles are rattle can / pot gun sprayed, a satin oil-rubbed bronze. BC
there are exception, compromises
my 88 Special surrounds- rattle can baffles- satin dark garnet metallic-duplicolor auto - chrysler color- BC
keep asking questions- get stoked
the HF F clamps are much better than the squeeze handle ones
notice my blocking wrt to the baffle attachment- denting MDF , or nail holes- it just sucks
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