Getting ready to try and fix some "I should not have done that" chips on my Poppy Red convertible and I need some help. Went to my paint store and got the paint, hardner, and reducer. What I didn't get was the mixing ratio. I've seen somewhere its 4:2:1 (4 parts paint, 2 parts reducer, and 1 part hardner) and elsewhere it 8:4:1. I only want to mix a small amount at once so I don't waste the paint( acrylic enamels). Any advice on mix ratio and other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
8:4:1? Please give me details of this formula? What is 8? 4? &1? Typically for Urathanes, it's a 1:1 ratio (paint:reducer).
the 1:1 ratio is for basecoat in a 2 stage base/clear system. i'm curious what brand it is with the 8:4:1 ratio. i assume the "4" should be reducer, the "1" catalyst or vice versa, depending on the system.
I did ask for paint to do some spot painting, so hence the single stage mix. When I get home tonight I will get the manufacture. I remember it was not a well known (to me) brand, but on the can with the paint the mix ratio was 8:4:1 (paint: reducer: hardener). I’m sure everyone is getting the idea I don’t know crap about paint and they would be correct. I can build a race engine that will do 100+ on a 1/8 drag strip, but can’t even paint my wife’s nails.
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