Are Water Based Paints a good Investment for the Hobbyist Car Painter?

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http://www.howtopaintcars.com/wp-content/gallery/paint-guns/fuji-hvlp-paint-gun.jpg?i=2092282639As you probably know many shops are either turning to or mandated to use water based paints in their shops but for the home hobbyist is this type of paint a good investment?

The first thing you should understand about water based paints is that they normally must be used in a professional paint booth. The reason for this is that unlike solvent based paints that can cure in a short amount of time through evaporation of solvents the water based line of paints require humidity control and air drying fans.

Because water based paints would normally …

Selecting The Right Paint Gun Washer for Waterborne Paints

Tags: Shop Equipment · Waterborne

http://www.howtopaintcars.com/wp-content/gallery/shop-tools/gun-washer-manual.jpg?i=1459391294If you are considering the move to waterborne paints then you know that many of the tools that you now use will need to be duplicated for this new paint type.

Probably the worst thing about changing over to waterborne is when it comes to outfitting your painter you will be required to buy tools that work with water and continue to maintain your solvent based systems for primer and clear coat application.

Some parts washer manufacturers have acknowledged this problem and have begun to design dual tank cleaners that can clean both solvent and waterborne guns …

Waterborne Basecoats do they really Cover in Two Coats?

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http://www.howtopaintcars.com/wp-content/gallery/misc-images/water-faucet.jpg?i=432888752With the move to Waterborne technology many manufacturers are touting faster production times due to many factors. If you read their literature or watch their training videos it seems that you could almost paint a whole vehicle in 20% of the time it takes to paint with solvent based paints but are Waterborne Paints really increasing production by that much?

Well the answer to this has a lot to do with the manufacturer, the individual product line the color you are painting and whether you pant on a Monday or a Friday. Obviously the Friday Vehicle …

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