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Magnamax in California2/2
Happy Friday everyone,
I recently move from MO to south CA and I have some trouble with the Magnamax sl 275.
We have sprayed Magnamax for at least 10 years , great product and looks beautiful, recently switched to the conversion varnish to speed up drying times and a more durable product. We use Kremlin AAA both for clear and pigmented. Biggest problem is when it gets over 95 degrees. If you're following the same procedures your results should be the same. Were you using 275 voc before?
The viscosity of the 275 is *very* different than the regular.
It's 20 seconds Ford #4 for the 275 vs 40-50 seconds Ford #4 for the regular.
(It so happens this actually turns out to mean it's 2x the centistokes in this case).
This means you would almost definitely want a different tip size.
I only recently started using AAA guns, but i definitely needed to reconsider the needle/nozzle sizes i was using when i moved to CA and started getting 275 versions of ml campbell products.
Otherwise, it was way too easy to put it on too thick and it was not laying out as well.
The heavier you spray Magnamax, the uglier it is. Lay just enough for it to lay flat on the panel. It's been a long time since I've sprayed it so maybe it's changed a little, but we always retarded it just a little (5% max) and sprayed it lightly.