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Old 08-18-2013, 03:59 PM
hostyle34 hostyle34 is offline
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I am an authorized installer with so I buy all my stuff through them. They have a pre-thinned dip called Ready Dip Spray, best stuff there is. I use an Earlex 3500 sprayer with the standard tip. I think its a 1.5 or 1.8 not quite sure, I just used the tip that came with the gun. As far as gun settings, I always have it set at around 2 clicks below 50% and use the same technique as I do with rattle cans. First 2 coats are light dusting to get a good base for the dip to adhere to. Then 4-6 heavy coats that create a uniform "wet" surface. Almost to the point of running but just short of it.

As far as the ram head stencil, I pulled it off the internet and printed it out the size I wanted. I traced it on some frisket film and layed it on the dipped surface I wanted to keep the color of. I them sprayed the white with pearl over it, around 2 coats. While the dip is still wet you carefully pull the frisket film off and the finished product is what you see. As long as you put 6+ coats of dip on, you can use painters tape on it and it shouldnt peel the dip off. I do it all the time for stripes and whatnot and have never had the tape peel any dip off.
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