MoCoke: i use dekups
MoCoke: and wash my guns by hand
MoCoke: just a pot, some brushes and compressed air
Jayson M: oh yeah?painting?
Jayson M: we had dekups for a bit 7 years ago or so
Jayson M: we cleaned everything by hand too,finally got a gunwasher,I like it but the other painter hates it.he would rather clean by hand and clean the same paint cans over and over
MoCoke: which machine did u guys get?
Jayson M: I'm surprised how clean it gets the guns
Jayson M: uniram 5000w I think,WB on one side solvent on the other
MoCoke: o yea u guys spray wb
Jayson M: it gets them as clean as breaking them down.I break them down at the end of the day and clean them just to be sure.
MoCoke: i think if i were spray wb id get one too
Jayson M: solvent and WB
MoCoke: thankfully we still dont have any restrictions
Jayson M: I'm talkin about the solvent side for clear,sealer base,single stage etc
Jayson M: your lucky
MoCoke: i know a lot of shops are switching here to advertise as a green shop
MoCoke: but frankly speaking my shop isnt the warmest in the winter and we just dont spray that many private cars anymore
Jayson M: yeah seems to be the thing to do.but many shops have been suing low voc solvent systems like axalta mosaic or basf onyx
Jayson M: *using
MoCoke: i think low voc would be my best option
Jayson M: yeah I agree
jlem: how long of a shelf life does ppg dcc concept have mixed with toners never opened yet?
Jayson M: The best answer would come from ppg tech line
Jayson M: As long as it has been stored at a good temp and hasn't been frozen,never had hardener added to it.I would think quite awhile.I would stir it up and try it on something.Assuming it's single stage so you will need new hardener as that doesn't have a long shelf life.HTH
jlem: sorry i left for a minute i did talk to ppg tech line he told me that they do not give a shelf life because toners could have been made at different times affecting shelf life i did not buy this yet but i want to i would have thought it would be good for at least a year
jlem: i was also looking at your pictures of your chevelle very awesome what did you use for primer and paint on your frame and engine compartment ?
Jayson M: Engine compartment was utech epoxy and 200 single stage semi gloss.
Jayson M: I never took it off the frame as it only had 70,000 miles on it.It got washed and detailed with sem DTM black
Jayson M: thanks for the compliments,it's just a driver
jlem: I am definitely a newbie to the auto body hobby in my case I greatly appreciate your answers to my questions I have a friend that is a
jlem: So what is your opinion on buying that paint dcc before I need it ?
smooth: Wait till you need it
Jayson M: good advice
jlem: Thanks for the advice