kench Posted August 30, 2005 Report Share Posted August 30, 2005 After using 5-6 cans of aerosols and getting nowhere... I decided to buy a spray gun and shoot clear coats with the 120lt compressor at my brother's workshop. I tried many adjustments on the gun and tried at high and low air pressures (15 to 60 psi). But I keep getting orange peel. A woodworker friend told me it was because I didn't thinned the lacquer enough. The lacquer I'm using has honey-like thickness and I thinned it to milk-like thickness. Should I thin more? What is the normal "thickness" of lacquer to shoot with a spray gun? Or any other suggestions to prevent orange peel or any helpful tips on using guns would be very much appreciated. Well it is still much better than using rattle cans.. and I can get rid of the peel with sanding and buffing at the end but I think I should be getting smoother results with a spray gun. I'm using a gun very similar to the "Production Spray Gun" at StewMac and using nitro-cellulose clear (high gloss).. level sanding each day before shooting.. and spraying 5-6 inches away from the guitar. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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