Custom Aerosol Application Tips
R & E Custom Aerosols are pre-loaded with the color of your choice in 1K Urethane Basecoat and will require a Clear-Coat for correct gloss and exterior durability.
|*Wash thoroughly with soap and hot water. Clean using SprayMax 3680094 Wax & Grease Remover or equivalent.|
|*Sand using 400-600 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Re-clean using SprayMax 3680094 Wax & Grease Remover or equivalent.|
|*Shake can for at least 1 minute after the can begins to rattle. Continue to shake occasionally during spray application.|
|*Hold Custom Aerosol approximately 6-8 inches from surface being sprayed. Apply 2-3 coats or until color coverage is achieved. (Note: Some colors may require more coats than others to achieve proper coverage.)|
|*Slightly overlap each pass for uniform coverage. (Note: When spraying metallic colors it may be a good idea to use a flashlight or some other bright light to check for coverage and uniformity.)|
|*Allow 5-10 minutes dry time between each coat before spraying the next coat. After color coverage is achieved allow the last coat to dry a minimum of 1 hour but not longer than 16 hours before applying Clear-Coat.|
|Clean-Up: After each use, invert the aerosol can and spray for approximately 4 seconds to clear and purge the valve. If the nozzle becomes clogged, pull off and clean with solvent. DO NOT stick pins or wire into the valve opening.|
3 Steps for Tri-Coat Color Applications:
- To achieve an optimum color match, spray 3 test panels with the base-coat color until complete color coverage is achieved. Next spray 1 test panel with 1 coat of the mid-coat color, the 2nd panel with 2 coats of the mid-coat color, and the 3rd panel with 3 coats of the mid-coat color.
- Clear-Coat all 3 test panels and check the color match from various angles to assess which panel matches the best.
- Once the match is found duplicate the same technique on your vehicle that coordinates with the test panel that best matches your vehicle.
Additional Tip: Avoid spraying projects horizontally. This could cause paint to drip from the nozzle onto the surface. Try to lay items elevated on one side at about a 30° angle to prevent this.
Clear-Coat is required for all R & E Custom Aerosol Spraycans to achieve the correct gloss and exterior durability. We highly recommend using one of the following clear-coats for optimum durability and the correct gloss level: