All the primering/paint info in one place
This is just to recap all the painting info in one post.
Equipment used. Post Need to update
Materials/Ratios used. Post Need to update
Procedures followed. Post Need to update
Note added after mix ratios in the above post.
I haven't done it, but I was told to use lacquer thinner to reduce the U-TECH primer, if needed, but it's not recommended.
15 minutes between color coat and Raptor
30 minutes between coats of Raptor
Texture difference between the 1.4mm needle and the 1.8mm needle:
In this picture of texture I managed to take it in an area that transitions between when I painted the bottom with the 1.4mm needle and when I painted the firewall with the 1.8mm needle. You can see the overlap. The far left/bottom of the picture is the bottom (1.4) and the rest of the pic is the 1.8. Remember, in the picture the bottom is fully cured while the rest was freshly shot two hours earlier.
Layman's description of difference is: sand/grit(1.4) vs. lizard skin(1.8)