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Old 07-15-2011, 11:09 PM   #1
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Curious how many of you have used Pitt Tech and what's your opinion of it.
Also, have you sprayed it with an HVLP and if so, how did it work out?
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:04 AM   #2
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Great stuff! I have used a lot of it. Brushed it, rolled it, and sprayed through an airless but never an HVLP.
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Used to sell it when we carried PPG. It was one of their products I really liked. It's a thinner product, but probably would have to be thinned more to be sprayed with a HVLP. Give it a shot.
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Good stuff but stinks very bad and will stink for days after.I don't know why anything Pitt makes has to do this but it does.
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Good stuff but stinks very bad and will stink for days after.I don't why anything Pitt makes has to do this but it does.
I noticed that when they did a draw down for me at the store. Almost smelled like an oil based product. IMO it can smell like dog poo if it sprays out of my HVLP looking great.
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I noticed that when they did a draw down for me at the store. Almost smelled like an oil based product. IMO it can smell like dog poo if it sprays out of my HVLP looking great.
For me I would rather spray out of a airless, it does dry fast so HVLP gets a little orange peel I don't like.
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Sprayed it on some metals doors with a Graco 395 Air Assisted Airless. Worked great! It really retains it's sheen and color against UV exposure. I'll be spraying a lot of it on some metal siding in the near future.

Side note: The metal siding has chalked severely only on areas where a new addition to the building was added years ago. The chalking is most likely a case of UV induced binder breakdown of an alkyd or epoxy product. Management wants me to pressure wash the chalk off in order to bring out the original color. I'm using Simple Green and a pressure washer, and I'm down to sponging it by hand with significant elbow grease. I'm soaked from head to toe as I sit here typing, and I'm frustrated that so much effort is yielding little to no results.

Question: Does anyone know of a product that removes chalk. I suspect recoating would be the best answer, and that's where the Pitt tech will come in.

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Not a problem. Some of the most valuable info comes from side tracks.
Ever used it from an HVLP?
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Not a problem. Some of the most valuable info comes from side tracks.
Ever used it from an HVLP?
I sprayed Pitt Tech out of a gravity fed gun (I think a HVLP). I'll never do that again. I also sprayed it out of a CAT HVLP gun w/2 qt pressure pot, onto some 6" PVC piping. As long as I kept a wet edge it blended fairly well considering is was in direct sunlight on a pretty warm day. I'm still experimenting with it.
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I sprayed Pitt Tech out of a gravity fed gun (I think a HVLP). I'll never do that again. I also sprayed it out of a CAT HVLP gun w/2 qt pressure pot, onto some 6" PVC piping. As long as I kept a wet edge it blended fairly well considering is was in direct sunlight on a pretty warm day. I'm still experimenting with it.
If it's not too much trouble could you say what the issue was with the gravity fed HVLP? I'd understand if you'd rather not get into it.
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