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OT-Best way to apply Durabak/herculiner product.

Okay i am sure this has been asked before, but I had no luck on a search. What has been the best way to apply Durabak/Herculiner to your tub? I am considering an undercoating nozzle or maybe a standard sprayer (cheap on from Harbor Freight that can be tossed) with a 1/4 nozzle for a more uniform appearence. Can someone shed some light on these methods/thoughts, or should I just roll and brush away?

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Re: OT-Best way to apply Durabak/herculiner product.

I sprayed mine on with an undercoating gun using 40 pounds of pressure. The higher the pressure, the smoother the finish. The brand I used was by Morton Paints, it works awesome! I did my CJ in white, my (former) FJ-40 in black using the same stuff several years ago. Rick
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Re: OT-Best way to apply Durabak/herculiner product.

Wear a long sleeve shirt and jeans you hate. Use latex gloves and roll away. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: OT-Best way to apply Durabak/herculiner product.

I have rolled in 2 and the next time I will spray,, Just easier and more uniform apearance. Also easier to put heavier layers in specific areas.
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Re: OT-Best way to apply Durabak/herculiner product.

Just make sure the tub is nice and clean. Scuff the paint really good (I used a die grinder and a scuffing wheel). Then wipe it all down with MEK or other solvent. Roll or spray away. I second the throw away jeans. I ruined a pair even though I had a pair of cover-alls on!
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Re: OT-Best way to apply Durabak/herculiner product.

Spray....

http://www.hallbergs.com/durabak.htm

I have done both, and spraying looks better. It will take longer to get ready with masking, but the application time is quicker so it probably takes about the same amount of time either way. When you spray, you don't have to wait as long between coats since you aren't actually touching anything.

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Re: OT-Best way to apply Durabak/herculiner product.

I used an undercoating gun from harbor freight tools-was about 10-15 bucks...
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Re: OT-Best way to apply Durabak/herculiner product.

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Spray....

http://www.hallbergs.com/durabak.htm

I have done both, and spraying looks better. It will take longer to get ready with masking, but the application time is quicker so it probably takes about the same amount of time either way. When you spray, you don't have to wait as long between coats since you aren't actually touching anything.

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That looks awesome!! What was your ratio as far as thinning and what did you use? Also what type of nozzle did you use?

Thanks again for all of the replies. This will help out a bunch.

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Re: OT-Best way to apply Durabak/herculiner product.

I used a 3M Schutz gun. I think that any 1/4" undercoating gun will work though. I thinned the Durabak with xylene until it would pour easily into the gun's canister. I doubt that I used more than 8oz per gallon. I think my project turned out so well because I varied the air pressure for the different coats. This makes large and small spatter that blends everything together well.

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PS The durabak has lost it's sheen after being in the sun but I wouldn't say that it faded.
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Re: OT-Best way to apply Durabak/herculiner product.

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I used a 3M Schutz gun.

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Can the gun be reused after this project and where do I find one, paint store, harbor freight? Also do I need to have some painting skill or is this fairly easy to do? Did you do it more by eye or did you stay a specific distance from the surface? Sorry for all the questions I just want to do this right and this is not the type of material that you could just sand it off and start over.

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