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Re: Paint won't dry

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07-06-2013 19:13:49

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I should add that I'm talking about a cast iron carb that has been cleaned to bare metal with glass beads, and rinsed with clean paint thinner.
Paint just doesn't want to dry.

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07-08-2013 21:31:20

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 Re: Paint won't dry in reply to PopinJohn, 07-06-2013 19:13:49  
That "clean paint thinner" is your problem. Who made it? Is it mineral spirits? Reducer from an ABS supply shop? Professional prepaint solvent like Dupont Prep Sol. Tell us what that was and who made the paint you used. Just one of those "didn't match up" moments and we have all had them. Blast it again and try PrepSol wash prior to paint. If you used lacquer paint over enamel thinner it will never be right.

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07-07-2013 08:20:19

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 Re: Paint won't dry in reply to PopinJohn, 07-06-2013 19:13:49  
Remove the existing paint, clean it good with wax and grease remover and buy decent paint--it is that simple. However, by the time you read all the responses it may be dry--but it is not going to last very long. Paint is hard to keep on a carb anyway, due to seepage of gas.

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