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Old 10-19-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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CAB Acrylic Lacquer - PROBLEMS


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I am at my wit's end and any help would be greatly appreciated!! I built a cabinet out of birch plywood and sprayed it with a CAB Acrylic Lacquer but not before priming it with the required primer/sealer. I've put on several coats now and it has these random "dry" spots. A buddy of mine said it looked like the overspray was actually drying before it hit the piece and that was causing the dry areas. I'm spraying with the recommended nozzle (1.4 mm) and don't see where I'm doing anything else wrong. What can I do??

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Old 10-20-2010, 06:18 AM   #2
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What type of reducer are you using? Do you live in a humid area?

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Old 10-20-2010, 08:30 AM   #3
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I'm actually not using a reducer because the product sheet basically said it was thin enough to spray with a 1.4mm tip at %0 reduction. I do live in a VERY humid area (Coastal SC). BTW, I am spraying this with an HVLP. Don't know if that makes a difference.

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it can, water can cause what you described but the biggest cause is some type of wax or grime in the wood that's preventing it from laying flat. i haven't shot this stuff in awhile but remember it behaving similar to car paint. think i used acetone to cut it. if you're already getting a good fog with a 1.4mm tip that's pretty thin already though. anyway, dry spots are usually grime, like i said, or poor lighting and you not getting even application.
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Your buddy might be right. Try using a little reducer for a quicker flash time. Also as commented, over lap your spray pattern 1/4. HVLP is the best way to go IMO.
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