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Old 11th April 2016, 11:16 PM   #1
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Wasn't sure exactly where to put this thread. Apologies if it is misplaced.
I wondered if anyone had any ideas of how to get this paint finish?
Its textured but not as much as Duratex or Tuff Cab etc or very watered down possibly?
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Old 12th April 2016, 12:00 AM   #2
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Texturing depends on spray gun pressure, can be easily varied from quite fine droplets to what you could throw with a spoon, no kidding.

So dilute the base material ( if necessary) to something comfortable and start experimenting.

Of course you need a uniform base coat first , let it dry/harden a little, and then lower air pressure and start playing.
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Old 12th April 2016, 09:56 AM   #3
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Roller completely not doable??
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Old 12th April 2016, 10:06 AM   #4
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Roller is fine but texture will be very different.

Here we clearly see a uniform quite smooth base first and later very separate sprayed "drops" .
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Old 12th April 2016, 10:48 AM   #5
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Ok yes I understand
So it's essentially large globules of paint after base coat
Can this be done with other types of paint or does it have to be Duratex or Tuff Cab etc textured paint? Reason I ask is because the base coat looks like a very smooth auto style paint. I've heard that it's very difficult to get anything like that out of speaker cab textured paint!
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Old 12th April 2016, 12:18 PM   #6
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I think you will need a special gun. Start by looking into underbody guns or schutz guns.
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Old 13th April 2016, 08:14 AM   #7
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Ok Richie
Can you explain what you mean
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Old 14th April 2016, 07:40 AM   #8
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Excuse the ignorant
why would underbody guns or schutz guns be good?
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Old 14th April 2016, 11:42 AM   #9
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why would underbody guns or schutz guns be good?
They are intended to spray a thick textured paint, I have used these for 'spatter' coats with great success. Just use a roller or spray gun for the smooth coat first. Your finish will be more coarse than the ATC one pictured above though. Great for PA cabs or when a thick,tough finish is required.
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Yes they produce a splatter effect rather than smooth lay like a normal gun would.
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