Another type of automotive thinner to look for is a "medium" or "hot"
temperature thinner. The higher the temperature the thinner is rated,
the less volatile it is. The cold stuff will evaporate at one rate in
cold weather, but evaporate much faster at room temp. The medium and
hot stuff evaporate more slowly at higher temperatures, giving the
auto body guys the same working time regardless of outside temp as
long as they pick the right thinner for the temperature.
BUT, how much did you pay for the "retarder"? Last time I checked, a
litre of retarder costs about $25. A "slow thinner" is not the same
thing--thinners, even the longer working time ones, will buy you
seconds. A real retarder buys you minutes (and it doesn't take much
retarder to get that effect).
On Wed, 2 Oct 2002 07:32:28 +0100, "Tuxedo Mike"
>> I was gonna say, where'd you find a litre of retarder?
>At a place in my town called "Moschetti's".
>> Is it actual Gunze stuff?
>Nah, it's auto retarder. Comes with enough warnings on the side to suggest
>it's "evil fluid of DEATH(TM)"...
>> Or did you find some Mr. Retarder Mild...
>> 'Cause, like, a litre of that stuff in 40ml bottles is about 25 bottles...
>Like I said, Auto "slow thinners". It /definately/ works on Gunze paints,
>as they previously dried up in my airbrush before I was done spraying. I
>guess I just need to adjust the ratio some.
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