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Plastidip experts - overspray problem

Hi all,

Been looking at dipping the roof on my G8. My father (an auto body mechanic) has been painting for 20+ years and wanted to give it a shot himself.

He's using a primer spray gun with a 1.8mil tip, spraying roughly 6 inches away, but we're seeing loads of overspray, resulting in a lot of "dust" appearing in the paint.

After chatting with the gentleman that I bought the gallon of dip from, it didn't seem like any special gun or additional steps were required.

Anyone have any thoughts on why this might be occurring?

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You have to lay it on thick, so it all looks glossy.

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Sounds like the dip is drying before it hits the car. The experts are at Dipyourcar.com. I would check with them. Try their Facebook page.

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Sounds like the dip is drying before it hits the car. The experts are at Dipyourcar.com. I would check with them. Try their Facebook page.
This, I would just call. There are actually some gun tip specs for proper spray.
Sounds like maybe too much pressure.

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Are you using regular PDS or pro line? PDS is not meant to spray with HVLP, even with a big tip you are going to get speckling everywhere, you can try thinning it with xylene or naphtha and lay it on wet.

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This, I would just call. There are actually some gun tip specs for proper spray.
Sounds like maybe too much pressure.

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Yup. I should've said that first.

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Sounds like the dip is drying before it hits the car. The experts are at Dipyourcar.com. I would check with them. Try their Facebook page.
Thanks for the insight everyone!

I?ll be in touch with them and see what I can figure out.
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