Latex paint again

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    Thanks for all the response on the latex paint question. Seemed to be about 60/40 for the latex based upon potential sale value. At any rate, I finally decided to jump on the latex.

    I’ve encountered too much orange peel @ this stage. I cut it about 15% with distilled water and used about 3 turns on the flow. Do I need more flow or should I cut it some more with water?

    Sarpy Sam
     
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    What type of gun and air pressure? I would be messing with gun flow and air pressure. Its probably too high. Pull them back some. Make sure gun is clean.
     
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    an HVLP running about 25 lbs of pressure at the gun.
     
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    Ya know how they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks? It's true! I have never been able to get good atomization with an HVLP system. I have great results, control, (and lots of overspray :D) with my good high pressure gun and pressure pot. I did buy a cheap (price and quality) Cobalt gravity feed gun, and did get good results for small repair areas.:)
     
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    It’s Latex...I normally use a roller to apply it
     
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    Our Fly Baby latex guy says he uses windshield washer fluid as a thinner and Floetrol for speadability/levelling. Also reports he had some orange peel during tests without the Floetrol.

    Ron Wanttaja
     
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    I’ve heard of windshield washer fluid as a thinner for latex. Why?? What’s in it? Are all brands the same? I know you have committed to this but geez it just sounds crazy to paint something with paint thinned with windshield washer fluid. It’s so much work to get to the point of painting...it just seems a shame to now start deviating from standard practices.

    Let us see some pics. I do agree somehow people get some decent results.
     
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    What's in it.
    Probably alcohol or methanol (wood alcohol).
    It cleans and stops it from freezing.
    Maybe surfactants to help it cling to the glass. And who knows what else.

    Why. Alcohol mixes with water. Alcohol evaporates quickly, that's a good thing.

    Floetrol is an additive for latex house paint, for improving flow characteristics.

    I wouldn't use windscreen washer fluid, you never know what else your adding to the latex. Use an alcohol.
    Don't drink the wood alcohol (like they did in the depression/prohibition) It'll kill you;)
     
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