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Old 09-04-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default engine paint curing time?

i used dupli-color engine enamel with ceramic on a nef r92, how long till i can start using the gun? i put the paint on sunday morning, the can says 7 days but thought i would ask here hoping someone has used this and knows. thanks



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Old 09-04-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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I'd give it a few days at minimum and handle very carefully for a few more or just not risk it and let it sit for a week.



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The longer an Air Cure sits, the better it will be.

I've seen some air cure paints take up to two weeks. That is why I always paint a "test" piece at the same time.

If I get tempted to touch the firearm, I touch the "test" piece instead. That practice has kept fingerprints off of the main piece should it not be cured enough.

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I've cooked the finish in our oven at 275 degrees for about 25 minutes and the paint is cured when the time is up. However, it does cause a stink while it is baking so do it when the little lady is not home.

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here it is with the dupli color flat black engine enamel with ceramic, it turned out real good. thanks



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