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The key to success is work with in the paint system.
What procedure should I follow to prepare for 1 Shot or Chromatic Enamels
- As with any painting clean the surface thoroughly
- scuff lightly with an abrasive pad - like a red scotch brite pad
- clean the surface thoroughly
For excellent adhesion to most surfaces and a permanent installation use the 1shot 4007 Hardener.
Can I Clear over 1Shot?
- Yes, It's extremely important that your paint is completely dry prior to clear coating. We recommend that you use the 1Shot 4007 Hardener , and wait at least 24 hours prior to clearing
- the first 2 passes with Clear over the 1shot should be dust coats before a flow coat
Do I have to clear over 1shot?
I want to paint my windows for seasonal events, can I use 1shot can I use reducer?
- Yes, use a razor blade to remove the painting when you like. Do not use the 4007 Hardener
- Yes reducer
HELP I have bubbles!! What do I do
- If you get little bubbles in the surface,usually from using a foam roller immediately re-roller, but slightly lift on the roller frame, taking virtually all the pressure off the roller.
Can I store my 1 shot in plastic squeeze bottles?
- Yes but....they must be PET bottles.
- drop a ball bearing into the bottle to aid in mixing when shaking your bottle
- store the bottles up-side down to prevent skinning over of your paint.
- If you use a a plastic bottle that is NOT PET the plasticizer in the bottles may migration to the paint resulting in slower drying times, lower gloss levels and reduced durability.
Why am I getting "Fish Eyes" or "Crawling" when using 1 Shot Paints?
- If a surface is not thoroughly cleaned, it may still contain waxes, oils or silicons. Clean with a good surface prep and degreaser.
Why won't my 1 Shot Lettering Enamels dry on a banner?
- To letter on a banner or any vinyl-based, flexible surface such as awnings, tonnau covers, leather garments the banner must have an "Enamel Receptive Coating" on it. If you don't have a "ERC" banner, you can coat the banner first with our Ti-Cote product to make it enamel receptive.
How do I avoid wrinkling in my Lettering or Background Enamels?
- Never apply 1 Shot Background or lettering Enamels too thick or try to re-coat a painted surface until the first coat of paint is dry. Always follow the suggested re-coating times for best results.