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Offline bourne bill

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trouble wit pearl powderpaint
« on: 04/23/16 09:47 UTC »
powdercoating 4 oz jigheads with pearl powderpaint, I m getting a poor finish. Its like orangepeel, and some voids. I tried different heat ranges from 300 to 400. anyone have any remedy? thanks Bill

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Re: trouble wit pearl powderpaint
« Reply #1 on: 04/23/16 10:27 UTC »
It's been my experience that some Colors of Powder Paint are like that.  I have Pearl White and a mix of Pearl White/Watermelon Pepper and both of them have the Orange Peel Finish.
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Re: trouble wit pearl powderpaint
« Reply #2 on: 04/23/16 20:04 UTC »
I find adding clear to those colors that do that helps them flow and level out alot better.

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Re: trouble wit pearl powderpaint
« Reply #3 on: 04/23/16 20:45 UTC »
I find adding clear to those colors that do that helps them flow and level out alot better.

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Re: trouble wit pearl powderpaint
« Reply #4 on: 04/24/16 02:38 UTC »
what ratio of clear to pearl do you recomend?

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Re: trouble wit pearl powderpaint
« Reply #5 on: 04/24/16 06:34 UTC »
  I use pearl instead of white because it is more user friendly. So I guess my question to you is are you using a fluid bed to apply the powder paint ? If not that may be your problem. You may be putting to much on.
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Re: trouble wit pearl powderpaint
« Reply #6 on: 04/24/16 07:57 UTC »
4 ounce heads would be a challenge for most fluid beds.

Anything white will be pigment heavy. I usually cut my white and plain pearl by about 25% with clear to get a smooth, easy flowing paint.

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Re: trouble wit pearl powderpaint
« Reply #7 on: 04/24/16 09:24 UTC »
4 ounce heads would be a challenge for most fluid beds.

Anything white will be pigment heavy.
Very true. Pick up a bottle of white X2 colorant and compare to any other color. The white weighs much more.

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Re: trouble wit pearl powderpaint
« Reply #8 on: 04/24/16 13:53 UTC »
I dont have any problems with 4 oz jigheads in my fluid bed,  I' ve done them up to 8 oz.Its just the pearl paint gives me the problem. I ll try addinh 25% clearwith it tomorrow.